SugarSync Launches AutoSync Backup for Androids

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-04-25 Print this article Print

AutoSync synchronizes files and folders between any combination of Macs, Windows PCs, iOS and Android smartphones, and iPads -- with all files backed up to the SugarSync cloud.

Online file backup provider SugarSync on April 25 launched a rebuilt application for Android devices that features SugarSync's primary market differentiator, AutoSync.

AutoSync synchronizes files and folders between any combination of Macs, Windows PCs, iOS and Android smartphones, and iPads-with all files backed up to the SugarSync cloud. All data is then instantly available from the SugarSync iPad application from any device, with no tethering or cables required.

"More users are using their smartphones as their primary device for capturing photos and videos on the go," said SugarSync CEO Laura Yecies. "As a result, their mobile devices are getting bogged down with tons of mobile photos, because the process for moving these photos from their devices to their computers is so difficult and time consuming that they simply don't do it on a regular basis.

"With our new AutoSync, you can simply take a picture or edit a file, and SugarSync takes care of the rest. Photos, videos, files and folders are all automatically synced to the cloud and to your other devices."

SugarSync offers 5GB of cloud storage for its free of charge accounts. For 30GB, users are charged $4.99 per month, 60GB is $9.99 per month, 100GB is $14.99 per month, and 250GB is $24.99 per month. It's all backed up on multiple servers.

SugarSync recently added the PayPal pay option. PayPal now is available in 190 countries and in 24 currencies.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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