SAN MATEO, Calif.--(SugarSync file sync, online backup and sharing service, today announced the ability for users to instantly sync folders and files between people. The new feature leverages SugarSync’s flexible structure to enable users to work the way they always work, without extra steps.)--SugarSync Inc., makers of the award-winning
“SugarSync’s goal has always been to make file sharing and syncing as easy as possible”
The new multi-user sync capability allows for folders shared among an assigned group to be immediately synced between all parties. As soon as shared files are updated by a user, each person will find the most up-to-date information on his/her computer.
“SugarSync’s goal has always been to make file sharing and syncing as easy as possible,” said Drew Garcia, SugarSync Vice President of Product Management. “These new multi-user sync capabilities give you access to the most current shared files immediately, effortlessly, and without disruption. It’s all organized and managed the way you want, with the easiest and most effective sharing tools built right in.”
For SugarSync users with existing shared folders, the new multi-user sync is enabled by simply clicking on the button “sync to computer.” Users with multiple computers or devices running SugarSync can select which device they want to sync the shared folder.
SugarSync has many other fine-grained controls that add to the flexibility of multi-user syncing, including:
Share any folder – A user can share any folder in their directory structure, such as a folder within “Documents” or “Pictures.” With SugarSync, users have always had the flexibility to backup any folder on their computer; the new folder sharing functionality also allows sharing of any folder on the user’s computer. There’s no need to move your folders into a separate folder to enable syncing and sharing.
Flexible file structure for different sharing groups – A user can maintain his/her file structure with the ability to share folders and sub-folders with different groups of people. For example, a user can share a high level folder with co-workers and a subfolder with an external client.
Password protection – When sharing sensitive or confidential data, passwords can add an extra layer of security.
Cloud-only shared folders – Cloud-only hosting of shared files frees up space on a user’s computer.
“Read-only” permissions - Setting a folder as “read only” is useful when a user wants to share a folder, but doesn’t want the group to be able change the contents of the shared files.
Stored previous versions - SugarSync stores up to five past versions of every file allowing users to revert to a previous version should someone make a mistake or corrupt the file.
Additionally, unlike other solutions on the market, the storage used in a shared folder counts only towards the folder owner’s SugarSync account, meaning recipients of shared folders can join those folders without using up their own storage limit. For example, if a “Summer Reunion” folder is shared with the entire family, the storage capacity of the photos would only count against the original owner’s SugarSync account. In a business situation, a user can share a folder with a client or colleague at no charge to the recipient.
Recipients of shared folders can get started with a free account to receive unlimited amounts of shared data — be it documents, photos or other files. Those who refer their family, friends and colleagues to sign up for a SugarSync account will be compensated with as much as 10 GB of additional storage via the Company’s “Double Bonus” referral program. (Terms and conditions apply; the offer is time limited.)
SugarSync supports virtually all computer and smart phone operating systems, including Windows and Mac, plus native apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WinMo, and Symbian.
SugarSync is a powerful syncing and online backup service providing always-connected consumers and busy professionals a powerful way to organize, manage, share, and access all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC or mobile device. SugarSync users may selectively sync files in any folder to all or certain devices to seamlessly match the way people organize their folders and manage their digital lives. SugarSync's file sharing and collaboration tools also allow users to share any folder or file with a simple URL via social networks, email, instant messaging, and more. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, please visit www.sugarsync.com.