updated 06:05 am EST, Tue November 13, 2012
File sharing service boasts improvement in sharing, searching content
File storage and synchronization service SugarSync today announced the public beta launch of SugarSync 2.0 -- a completely redesigned and revamped version of its Cloud service. The new SugarSync 2.0 desktop, web and Android apps are available for download now, with mobile versions to follow before the end of the year.
SugarSync will also still continue to support all platforms, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile, with Windows Phone coming soon. With SugarSync 2.0, the company has taken all the existing features and merged them with a completely new design.
The new SugarSync design streamlines access, sync and share files no matter the workflow. SugarSync 2.0 also introduces the new "SugarSync Drive" capability, where users can see their entire SugarSync Cloud right in their file system. Setup is simplified, with the company introducing simple drag-and-drop sharing. Users can drag the file or folder onto the contact that they want to share with. If a shared folder is not already in the cloud, SugarSync will automatically upload it and make it ready to share. SugarSync also lets users select any and all of their folders -- even the desktop -- and it automatically and continuously syncs everything selected.
The new SugarSync 2.0 desktop and Web apps are now available in public beta, and can be downloaded for Windows and Mac. The new SugarSync 2.0 for Android app is also available, and can be downloaded from the SugarSync 2.0 Beta page. Redesigned mobile apps for all other mobile platforms (iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian) will be coming soon, but the current SugarSync mobile apps will continue to work with the SugarSync 2.0 web and desktop apps. New users get 5GB of storage for free, and can earn up to 32GB in additional storage by referring other free users, with 500MB awarded for each new free user referred.