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SugarSync for iOS

By SugarSync Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of SugarSync

  • Juggle your data with mobile access, storage, editing, sharing, backup, and syncing across devices
  • Last updated on 07/10/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 27, 2013

SugarSync attempts to do what other services before it have done well--provide an extended storage solution for the iOS platform. However, due to limited upgrade options, it will only work for a certain group of people. While the focus on video and image backup is good on a device with a camera and far too little built-in storage, it doesn't offer more than its competitors to truly stand out.

SugarSync is very much like other cloud storage tools like Dropbox and Box.net. Sign up for a free account and you receive 5GB of storage that you can use for files on your device or computer. It installs on all iOS devices and syncs your files in the cloud. You can set it to automatically back up photos and videos, while setting the quality at which those files are backed up; and you can organize your files by content or photos fairly easily. Sharing is also easy with a separate set of sharing menus and contacts built into the app. All of this is well done and the result is a strong, cloud-based app with a media focus.

The sole reason we are hesitant to recommend SugarSync is that it doesn't provide any tools or services that other cloud storage services don't already offer, and the upgrade option is limited to just 30GB a year. For those in dire need of more storage, especially for video, this may not be enough. All that said, if you are eager for a cloud tool that works well with the iOS platform, SugarSync is a decent option, albeit a limited one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0

  • New look and feel across all of our apps.
  • Recent activity shows an overview of your file activity.
  • Shortcuts allow you to group commonly accessed files and folders in one easy place.
  • Added support for viewing HEIC files.
  • Fixed a renaming issue when uploading files through the share action.


Release July 10, 2020
Date Added July 10, 2020
Version 5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


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Developer's Description

SugarSync is the best way to backup, access, sync, and share all your files and folders including documents, photos, videos, and music from any computer or mobile device.Features: Sync any folder on your computer. Access your documents, photos, videos, or music from any computer, mobile device, or SugarSync website. Automatically back up photos and videos from the Camera Roll into SugarSync. Share Privately when you want to share with a few select people. Only people who receive the invite will be able to view your files. Share Public links when you want to share with a broader audience. Anyone with the link can access your files. Access Shared Content - Files and folders that other people have shared with you can be accessed on the go. Cloud Search - Easily search for any file or folder that has been synced to SugarSync from any of your computers. You can then view, sync, or share the file right from your iOS app. Open In - Save documents, photos, or videos from other apps into your SugarSync app. You can even select the folder to which you want to save the file to. Beautiful Photo Gallery so you can access all the photos in your SugarSync account. Stream Videos and Music that you have in SugarSync without actually downloading them to your device. Free plan allows you try SugarSync for 90 daysWhat others are saying about SugarSync?SugarSync "is by far the best solution I have tested to replicating and synchronizing your files across multiple computers. It really works." Walt Mossberg, Wall Street JournalUsing SugarSync to manage your files is a lifesaver and I think it is the only sane way to edit documents on the go" John Biggs, TechCrunch
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