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Popular cloud syncing and sharing app SugarSync, which promises to give you "all of your data at your fingertips," got a major update today – its first since July 20th, 2012.

Probably the most obvious change is to the app's interface. In the 4.0 update, SugarSync has been totally redesigned to bring it closer to its desktop and web counterparts, adding – among other things – a new gallery with larger thumbnails, thumbnail support for common video formats, and some holo-esque elements.

Besides its visual overhaul, the app has several handy new features. Among them are cloud search (which lets users search across all their computers), the ability to sync folders from your SD card, and some under-the-hood performance/battery life enhancements.

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If you're already a fan of SugarSync, grab the update below. If you're not, there's never been a better time to add one more cloud service to your arsenal.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Kiamat

    Glad to see more and more apps moving to the Holo theme.

    • John

      Unfortunately not HOLO, it still has an ugly GB download bar, which you'll see vert often...

  • http://profiles.google.com/ted.boone Ted Boone

    SugarSync is fantastic. Highly recommend giving it a go.

  • Joshua

    just another dropbox alternative.

    • Abhisshack D

      hey Uneducated lgnorant. read some history before trash talking about things you don't know. SugarSync launched March 2008 and Dropbox launched September 2008. So Dropbox is just a SugarSync wannabe with less storage space & features , ultra overhyped by Media

      • Tyler Humphreys

        SugarSync also has some nice features Dropbox doesn't have. SugarSync on android actually allows you to sync files directly to your SD card (without needing second app like DropSync, which costs $5 for the features SugarSync offers for free). You can also sync whatever folders you want on both your phone and desktop, instead of just your dropbox folder. And on the desktop side it gives you a network drive so you can access files directly through your file explorer that aren't actually on your computer.

        • http://tuhgrr.wordpress.com/ Tug

          My one problem with SugarSync isn't really SugarSync's fault to begin with. On Fiverr I was able to pay a guy $5 to get two Dropbox accounts with maxed out referral bonuses. (18 GB or something) So that plus my school bonus makes it kind of a hard deal to beat without paying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.pavel Benjamin Pavel

      As other already said things ill just add this that Sugarsync was the FIRST Cloud based app that offered Photo auto-upload, way before Dropbox offered the same.

      And here is the comparison chart but there are few things that Dropbox is offering already but still there are many features that Dropbox doesn't have.

  • Frank J.

    SugarSync is a pretty nice app, that being said I've been looking into alternate solutions for synchronizing data and heard about GoodSync Connect. Has anyone tried it who is using SugarSync?

  • ComputerPhil

    I still prefer using GoodSync by Siber Systems to sync data between my various devices, GoodSync lets me sync to any device or cloud storage service and offers a much wider range of features. I can tell GoodSync is a much more powerful tool than what I use it for but like that it is still user friendly enough for me to understand. (Siber Systems does offer great phone support when I don't though).

  • Abhisshack D

    I Love SugarSync Cloud Storage - they're giving away free storage. Sign up and get 5 GB free, and get a referral link, like this. For every friend you refer to SugarSync, they'll give you both 500 MB of bonus space. If your friend joins a paid plan, you will each get 10 GB free storage.