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.
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.
- 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.