SugarSync Manager

SugarSync Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 130 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9.69
  • Total Downloads:
    121,314
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    18.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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SugarSync Desktop offers a complete, but sufficiently compact desktop manager for viewing and arranging the multimedia files that will be stored online as part of the SugarSync service to be retrieved via the SugarSync client on a Mac, other Windows laptops, a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile phone, or from your personal Web address from any other Web-friendly device.

SugarSync gets high ratings for its ease of use, reliability, and above all, its speed. There are nice extra features, like the Magic Briefcase that house on all platforms and devices the content you drop into it, and a quick link to your personal Web site. A search field would not go amiss, especially if you're not certain of your file's location and haven't had the foresight to include your file into the briefcase. Despite that, this service makes mincemeat of many competitors in the remote access space for its ability to monitor multiple computers and platforms with little fuss.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    2.7

    out of 130 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 50
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5 stars

"Depending on use, far better than Dropbox, Box.net, etc"

August 19, 2012  |  By dotare

 |  Version: SugarSync Manager 1.9.69

Pros

Only app I know where I can sync any folder and preserve the organizational structure of my files. Intuitive interface, especially the Manage Sync Folders layout. Can share files, listen to music files directly from web. Works flawlessly on every device. Reasonable transfer speed (200kbps-4mbps). Outages rare - half a day in several months. Very reliable; have never lost a file.

This app solved two problems for me: 1) Preventing accidental file forking when switching between home and work computer (thumb drive transfer proved too easy to make mistakes). 2) Edit my large iTunes library and have changes appear on both computers.

Cons

There is a learning curve. The negative reviews come from mistakes in not understanding how it works.

Tips:

1) If you already have the same files stored on more than one computer, delete them except on a master machine. Otherwise SugarSync will (as a safeguard), treat the identical files as though they weren't and put a lot of copies on each machine.

2) Know that once sync'ed, if you delete a file on your computer, it deletes it off SugarSync. It's SugarSYNC, not SugarBACKUP.

While the speed is acceptable, it would be nice if it were faster. I also use Egnyte (highly recommended) for customer-facing file sharing which gives me real-world uploads at 25mbps and downloads at 8mbps, and iDrive for backups (not recommended) gives me real-world 60mbps downloads.

Summary

If your goal is to mainly transfer files to other people or preserve point-in-time backups, SugarSync is not your answer. If you work across multiple computers and need to maintain the integrity of your files across each device, SugarSync is a champion.

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1 stars

"WARNING. Will delete files from your hardrive"

July 27, 2012  |  By cat196

 |  Version: SugarSync Manager 1.9.69

Pros

Would be good if it worked as advertised

Cons

My experience: Over nearly 5 years as a customer, I kept getting warnings that i needed to sign up for more space. Eventually I was paying over $400/year for 500G. Eventually I found out that over 300G was in the delete folder and I only needed to back-up 80G. Then, as other reviews have pointed out, I found out the SugarSync service had deleted files from my hard drive. This is a very dangerouse service, you think you are creating a back-up of your files and the opposite is happening, files are being deleted and potentialy lost forever.

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3 stars

"very nice but tricky??"

July 06, 2012  |  By hbdmesq

 |  Version: SugarSync Manager 1.9.69

Pros

Free program with a lot of storage working fine and quick!

Cons

Should be stated in RED and clearly one the most visible spot that one may loose all his material if Sugarsync is not used for a while [3 months?]
Everybody has to know this!![not in small letters]
Question: if 10 people or so referred by me download the application then Sugarsync sends an e-mail about this fact and I get an extra 500 Mb [wonderful, but not what is stated: 500 Mb per person!]
Or am I reading wrong??

Summary

Wonderful,check my cons please especially the tricky removal of stored material,which would make the application a very frustrating one.

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5 stars

"Excelent Cloud Service"

June 27, 2012  |  By kiensho

 |  Version: SugarSync Manager 1.9.69

Pros

You can make it bigger for free
Runs great on Windows and Android
Make it easy to share files between lots of people

Cons

Only in special times you can get more than 10 gb (starting from 5)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9.69
Version 1.9.69 adds support for SugarSync customers running Mountain Lion Developer Preview.
General
Publisher SugarSync
Publisher web site http://www.sugarsync.com
Release Date June 15, 2012
Date Added June 15, 2012
Version 1.9.69
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.29MB
File Name SugarSyncSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 121,314
Downloads Last Week 21
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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