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Feb
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What's SugarSync's biggest advantage over its competitors? Its logo. That's right, that green bird is just so darn cute, and it gives your app drawer an extra degree of spice the others just can't match. That's not to say the service is all fluff though. Version 4.1 of the SugarSync's Android app introduces a number of intriguing features. The most notable of these additions is the inclusion of offline folder syncing.

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Now you can select entire folders and save them for offline access on your phone or tablet. If you need your files to be even more accessible, version 4.1 brings in the ability to create a homescreen shortcut to any folder you've saved to SugarSync. You can also rename those files from within the app now, accept shared folder invites, and export files to other apps. The tablet UI has been optimized slightly, as the sidebar now better scales to fit the screen.

What's new:

  • Sync folders and files for offline access to your device's external SD Card
  • Add a shortcut to any SugarSync folder to your Android home screen
  • Export a file to other Android apps (e.g., GMail, Evernote)
  • Receive and accept shared folder invites
  • Rename files and folders
  • Photos and videos are uploaded at full resolution
  • Tablet UI optimization - sidebar width scales to optimal screen ratio
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements

SugarSync used to have a free 5GB account, but the service recently transitioned to paid-only. Now free accounts are limited to 90 days of use, after which the cheapest plan you can get is 60GB for $7.49 a month. The app itself is available below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • anzensepp1987

    I see a legacy-menu-button - it's 2014 - I'm not interested.

  • msk

    nice update, too bad they killed all the free accounts, like my 40gb account.

  • duke69111

    Not interested anymore. I liked it because it was one of the few that had two way sync.

  • dudi

    If you actually work on a Win machine, and not play, Sugarsync is the best alternative for real time file backup to the cloud. No messing around with copying files to special folders- just tell it to sync your Desktop, My Docs, etc. and you're done.
    I hated the fact that the free accounts were dead, but I stayed with them and paid, because the service is much better for my needs.

  • mcamou

    The news here is not that it supports offline sync (which it has for a very long while now and is the main reason why I stuck with them when they changed my free account to paid) but that you will finally be able to store the offline files in the external SD card instead of the ever-filling-up internal storage (a feature I've been asking for for more than a year now). Really looking forward to it!

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