SugarSync Android app gets automatic background data syncing

SugarSync Android app adds automatic backup

SugarSync Android app adds automatic backupThe SugarSync Android app has just received a major boost and redesign that includes the ability to automatically sync your phone’s data with a home computer, without the need for wires.

The company is calling this feature AutoSync and this allows the SugarSync Android app to automatically back up your photos, videos and other files to your computer. On its blog, the company describes it like this:

We also built AutoSync in a way that respects your battery, data plan, and wallet.

For example, you can tell AutoSync to run only when you are connected to a power source, to WiFi, or both. Let’s say you set AutoSync to only run when you are connected to WiFi and then you went camping in the middle of nowhere and took lots of photos. When you came back home, AutoSync would automatically detect a WiFi signal and upload all your photos. No need to change any settings, open SugarSync, or do anything. Again, it just works.

I’ve downloaded the SugarSync Android app on the Kyocera Echo I’m using now and will be testing it out for the next few weeks. I’ve been looking for an alternative to Dropbox for a long time now and this latest feature (along with SugarSync’s cheaper storage prices) could be the tipping point.

What do you think, friends? What’s your favorite cloud-storage service and why? I’ve found Dropbox’s simplicity to be unmatched for a long time but I don’t actually think it has the greatest of apps.

The SugarSync Android app is available in the Android Market today and you can sign up for a free 5 GB account. The paid plans start at $4.99 a month or $50 a year for 30 GB of service and you can purchase more storage space if you need it. Go ahead and try it out.

[Via SugarSync]

  • http://profiles.google.com/brettbristow22 Brett Bristow

    I love DropBox but have played with SugarSync quite a bit. This is the feature I have been waiting for DropBox to add forever. I will see if SugarSync does a good job and may use it for my pictures and music.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, autosyncing of my mobile photos is an amazing feature. Google should just build that in to Android with Picassa.

  • http://twitter.com/pistapoci Umberto

    I started using SugarSync a couple of years ago and I still find it very useful. It saved me from some bad situations i got into with my PC and it’s really usefull to access my home files from my mobile device.
    If anyone wants to register for an account, feel free to use my referral link that will add 500Mb bonus to both mine and your account :)
    https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=do5qm2rpjareh
    Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Good review – here are a few recent changes as of June 2011:
    You get 5GB of space with the FREE version, but now there is no restriction to the number of computers you can sync/backup (up from 2).
    It gives you the ability to upload and sync any folder on your computer.
    It is the only service that offers such a broad device and OS support with apps for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, not to mention your computer!

    Also if you use the below referral code you get a bonus 500MB extra on top of your Free 5GB!

    https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=tbtp0asbw9pt

    Hope it helps someone.

  • Anonymous

    Good review – here are a few recent changes as of June 2011:
    You get 5GB of space with the FREE version, but now there is no restriction to the number of computers you can sync/backup (up from 2).
    It gives you the ability to upload and sync any folder on your computer.
    It is the only service that offers such a broad device and OS support with apps for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, not to mention your computer!

    Also if you use the below referral code you get a bonus 500MB extra on top of your Free 5GB!

    https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=tbtp0asbw9pt

    Hope it helps someone.

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