Android Cloud: SugarSync

We continue with our special Android cloud. In the first installment, we speak of Dropbox, one of the most commonly used services. But there is life beyond the blue box, there multiple alternatives that allows us to have our files there where we go, we are in a smartphone, a tablet or computer.

Today we speak of SugarSync, the cloud of the Green Hummingbird has been consolidated as an interesting proposal and with a somewhat different structure to that offered by competitors. The Android application has been almost three years in the market and has evolved a lot since its inception. Let’s see what we offer.

SugarSync, functionalities and use

We opened the application, get our account, and arrived at the main menu. If we come from other services in the cloud the first thing that will get us attention is the interface. In this case don’t have the typical list of folders and files but a series of quick options: recent documents, direct access… The SugarSync cloud works differently.

In contrast to Dropbox, SugarSync in files are ordered otherwise. Instead of having a shared space where we do not know very well where it comes from each file, here they are arranged according to the device which greatly facilitates things: what files sync from your computer, what from the mobile… This is of course not limited access, simply structure it otherwise.

Application of SugarSync is very simple in terms of usability. Although visually does not look much like the other services, although for tastes colors, the menus are very well sorted. The main menu allows quick access to any content. The only downside is that it does not include a search engine.

As well as exploring the folders of synchronized devices, we can open the files. In principle We can only open images from SugarSync. To open the rest of documents we will need external applications. In this case, it is a bit more limited than for example Drobpox that if allows to open and edit, at least, txt files.

The Viewer pictures It is simple and fulfills its mission. We can see thumbnails of the images in the browser and open them, zoom and switch from one to another. These transitions are little steep.

Not everything will be critical to SugarSync here. One of the main virtues is the possibility of making music and video streaming from the application itself. With files mp3 behaves very well, the player works without problems. With the video it costs a little more, although we can always use one of the many players that exist for Android.

At the time of upload to SugarSync very well managed. It is quick, but as always it depends on our connection, and doesn’t lock when it is in the background. In addition, we can follow the rise during in the notification bar. Just like Dropbox, it includes an option to upload the photos automatically, but only when we have WiFi connection. Although in this case option is something more ugly aesthetically speaking it works without problems.

To download files you have two options: either we export files or We mark them as shortcuts. If we chose the second way always we will have them by hand in the main menu of SugarSync.

As we have seen cloud sorts files according to the source device. However, there is also a common folder (magic folder) that allows us to put files in the style of Dropbox. In the case of the mobile version is not as useful but in the desktop version yes because we don’t have to go through the application of SugarSync.

To protect our files, we have the possibility of establishing a PIN code If we lose the mobile and want to prevent others from accessing our information.

Connectivity to the desktop client and other mobile operating systems

As we saw in the previous delivery interconnectivity with other devices is very important. SugarSync has desktop version, that it is actually a web version since there as complete as Dropbox integration. There is also a version for IOS.

Synchronization of files is instant and it works perfectly in all three systems. In addition, see where is coming from each one and choose what folders shared on each device is quite useful. However a greater integration in the computer version, is Miss even though we have the magic folder so.

Sugar Sync, space and price plan

SugarSync offers 5GB of free space which can expand through simple actions how to upload files, install the client for the first time on our Android or through references on social networks. Of output, that Yes, count with more space than Dropbox.

If you want more space we have to proceed to checkout. 30 GB 3.8 euros, 60GB for 7 euros, 100 GB 12 euros and if you still want more have plans of 250 or 500 GB of storage for 20 and 30 euros per month respectively.

Conclusions

SugarSync it fulfills its mission to perfection: store the files in an efficient way and with quick access from any device. Sort files by the source device is quite useful. The desktop client is not a wonder and a search engine in the application are Miss for Android. Moreover, a very advisable option to store your documents in the cloud.

SugarSync version 3.4

  • Version of Android: from 1.5
  • Developer: SugarSync
  • Download it in: Android Market
  • Price: Free
  • Category: ProductivityWe generic lipitor vs lipitor continue with our special Android cloud. In the first installment, we speak of Dropbox, one of the most commonly used services. But there is life beyond the blue box, there multiple alternatives that allows us to have our files there where we go, we are in a smartphone, a tablet or computer.

    Today we speak of SugarSync, the cloud of the Green Hummingbird has been consolidated as an interesting proposal and with a somewhat different structure to that offered by competitors. The Android application has been almost three years in the market and has evolved a lot since its inception. Let’s see what we offer.

    SugarSync, functionalities and use

    We opened the application, get our account, and arrived at the main menu. If we come from other services in the cloud the first thing that will get us attention is the interface. In this case don’t have the typical list of folders and files but a series of quick options: recent documents, direct access… The SugarSync cloud works differently.

    In contrast to Dropbox, SugarSync in files are ordered otherwise. Instead of having a shared space where we do not know very well where it comes from each file, here they are arranged according to the device which greatly facilitates things: what files sync from your computer, what from the mobile… This is of course not limited access, simply structure it otherwise.

    Application of SugarSync is very simple in terms of usability. Although visually does not look much like the other services, although for tastes colors, the menus are very well sorted. The main menu allows quick access to any content. The only downside is that it does not include a search engine.

    As well as exploring the folders of synchronized devices, we can open the files. In principle We can only open images from SugarSync. To open the rest of documents we will need external applications. In this case, it is a bit more limited than for example Drobpox that if allows to open and edit, at least, txt files.

    The Viewer pictures It is simple and fulfills its mission. We can see thumbnails of the images in the browser and open them, zoom and switch from one to another. These transitions are little steep.

    Not everything will be critical to SugarSync here. One of the main virtues is the possibility of making music and video streaming from the application itself. With files mp3 behaves very well, the player works without problems. With the video it costs a little more, although we can always use one of the many players that exist for Android.

    At the time of upload to SugarSync very well managed. It is quick, but as always it depends on our connection, and doesn’t lock when it is in the background. In addition, we can follow the rise during in the notification bar. Just like Dropbox, it includes an option to upload the photos automatically, but only when we have WiFi connection. Although in this case option is something more ugly aesthetically speaking it works without problems.

    To download files you have two options: either we export files or We mark them as shortcuts. If we chose the second way always we will have them by hand in the main menu of SugarSync.

    As we have seen cloud sorts files according to the source device. However, there is also a common folder (magic folder) that allows us to put files in the style of Dropbox. In the case of the mobile version is not as useful but in the desktop version yes because we don’t have to go through the application of SugarSync.

    To protect our files, we have the possibility of establishing a PIN code If we lose the mobile and want to prevent others from accessing our information.

    Connectivity to the desktop client and other mobile operating systems

    As we saw in the previous delivery interconnectivity with other devices is very important. SugarSync has desktop version, that it is actually a web version since there as complete as Dropbox integration. There is also a version for IOS.

    Synchronization of files is instant and it works perfectly in all three systems. In addition, see where is coming from each one and choose what folders shared on each device is quite useful. However a greater integration in the computer version, is Miss even though we have the magic folder so.

    Sugar Sync, space and price plan

    SugarSync offers 5GB of free space which can expand through simple actions how to upload files, install the client for the first time on our Android or through references on social networks. Of output, that Yes, count with more space than Dropbox.

    If you want more space we have to proceed to checkout. 30 GB 3.8 euros, 60GB for 7 euros, 100 GB 12 euros and if you still want more have plans of 250 or 500 GB of storage for 20 and 30 euros per month respectively.

    Conclusions

    SugarSync it fulfills its mission to perfection: store the files in an efficient way and with quick access from any device. Sort files by the source device is quite useful. The desktop client is not a wonder and a search engine in the application are Miss for Android. Moreover, a very advisable option to store your documents in the cloud.

    SugarSync version 3.4

    • Version of Android: from 1.5
    • Developer: SugarSync
    • Download it in: Android Market
    • Price: Free
    • Category: Productivity