SugarSync Merges Power and Simplicity With Launch of SugarSync 2.0
SAN MATEO, CA, Nov 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
-- Completely new user interface design and structure for more efficient
-- New search functionality enables complete search of all folders on all
-- Intuitive drag-and-drop sharing to your contacts or to social media
sites, giving users the fastest and easiest way to share and
SugarSync, a premium service that lets you access, sync and share all
of your files and folders across all your computers and mobile
devices, today announced the public beta launch of SugarSync 2.0 -- a
completely redesigned and revamped version of its award-winning Cloud
service. The new SugarSync 2.0 desktop, Web and Android apps are
available for download now at www.sugarsync.com/beta.
"As more non-technical users incorporate the Cloud into their
everyday life, we've made a point to work with our customers and
understand what they really need. As a result, we went back to the
drawing board and redesigned SugarSync from the ground up," said
Laura Yecies, CEO of SugarSync. "And while we have drastically
simplified the use of the Cloud with SugarSync 2.0, we have kept all
the unique power and functionality our existing users love -- while
also introducing even more powerful new features such as more
flexible sharing and integrated search that users have been
requesting, as well as an industry-first Cloud drive called
"SugarSync Drive" that enables access to Cloud data right from your
Your Cloud. Your Way.
As the highest rated Cloud service, SugarSync
remains committed to the features and functionality that have earned
the company this status. SugarSync will continue to be the only
leading Cloud service that doesn't limit you to a single syncing
folder. SugarSync will also still continue to support all platforms,
including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry,
Symbian, and Windows Mobile (with Windows Phone coming soon). And
with SugarSync 2.0, the company has taken all the powerful features
you love and merged them with a completely new design that makes it
all even easier for anyone to use.
The new SugarSync design makes it even simpler to access, sync and
share all of your digital stuff no matter where or how you are
working -- whether on your computer, mobile device, accessing via a
Web browser, or wherever. SugarSync 2.0 also introduces the new
"SugarSync Drive" capability, where users can see their entire
SugarSync Cloud right in their file system. Setup is simpler than
ever -- just select what you want in the Cloud, and SugarSync takes
care of the rest. No technical expertise required.
Your Cloud is Social.
Most Cloud services today, including
SugarSync, make it easy to share large files and folders by simply
sharing a link instead of a large file attachment. But for some, the
process of generating that link is not intuitive. With SugarSync 2.0,
the company is introducing simple drag-and-drop sharing. Just drag
the file or folder that you want to share onto the contact that you
want to share with. And if a folder that you're sharing is not
already in the Cloud, SugarSync will automatically upload it and make
it ready to share. Want to share a file with your social media
contacts on Facebook or Twitter SugarSync has that covered, too. It
really couldn't be simpler.
Your Cloud is Big. And Now It's Searchable.
SugarSync is often
recognized as the best cloud solution, but it's not the biggest
(yet). And while other Cloud providers might want you to use only
their service, SugarSync isn't the jealous type, and understands that
you might be using multiple Cloud services. But unlike every other
Cloud service that requires you to put all your folders into one
special Cloud folder/box, SugarSync lets you sync as many folders as
We know that the more devices you use and the more you put in the
Cloud, the tougher it can be to navigate. And many of you have been
requesting a search feature to help you quickly find any file or
folder in your Cloud. We heard you, and now with SugarSync 2.0 we've
added powerful search functionality, so you can easily search all
your folders and all of your data on all your computers and devices.
You can even search all of the content that other people have shared
with you, too. SugarSync just turned your big, unruly Cloud into
something you can actually navigate and use.
Your Cloud Doesn't Box You In.
SugarSync has never, and will never,
box you in to a single folder. When other Cloud services make you
move everything into a single folder, you forget to add important
stuff to the Cloud, you forget where you saved things last, and you
constantly doubt whether you'll have access to important files.
SugarSync lets you select any and all of your folders -- even your
general desktop -- and it automatically and continuously syncs all
your stuff, giving you the peace of mind that you'll have what you
need, when you need it.
SugarSync has repeatedly been recognized as the most powerful Cloud
syncing service both by media -- via their head-to-head reviews of
SugarSync and the competition -- as well as by large global partners
such as Samsung, Lenovo, Fujitsu, SanDisk, France Telecom-Orange,
Korea Telecom, SoftBank and more who have selected SugarSync over the
competition. And while millions of users in over 120 countries
currently use SugarSync, the company realizes that there are hundreds
of millions of people worldwide who still do not use any Cloud sync
"Adoption of file access, sync and share personal cloud services
accelerated in the past two years. In 2010, 9% of US online adults
were using file, media, and information syncing services; by 2012,
15% were using a file storage service for syncing and/or web access,
which is two thirds increase in just two years," according to a July
2012 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf
of SugarSync: Personal Cloud Services Emerge To Orchestrate Our
Mobile Computing Lives.
"While the Cloud has gained massive popularity over the past few
years, the overall adoption of Cloud sync services has only reached
15% worldwide, meaning today's Cloud services -- such as SugarSync --
have an incredible amount of growth opportunity ahead," said Laura
Yecies, CEO of SugarSync. "We don't just want to be the best Cloud
service -- we want to be the best Cloud service that people are
actually able to integrate into their day-to-day lives. We want to be
your Cloud, which is why we work the way you work."
The new SugarSync 2.0 desktop and Web apps are now available in
public beta, and can be downloaded today for Windows and Mac. The new
SugarSync 2.0 for Android app is also available today, and can be
downloaded from the SugarSync 2.0 Beta page. Redesigned SugarSync 2.0
mobile apps for all other mobile platforms (iOS, BlackBerry, Windows
Mobile and Symbian) will be coming soon, but the current SugarSync
mobile apps will continue to work with the SugarSync 2.0 Web and
desktop apps. New users get 5GB of storage for free, and can earn up
to 32GB by referring other free users (you get 500MB for each new
free user you refer). You can earn unlimited free storage by
referring paid users, as SugarSync offers 10GB of additional storage
-- with no limit -- for each new paid subscriber you refer.
SugarSync is a free service that helps you sync your
life. With SugarSync you can backup, sync and share all of your
documents, photos, music and movies so that you can access them from
your laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, or any other device.
SugarSync puts all your stuff at your fingertips from any other
computer or mobile device, enabling you to do more with your stuff
while on the go.
Launched in 2008 and based in San Mateo, CA, SugarSync currently has
millions of users worldwide in over 120 countries. Brands such as
Samsung, Lenovo, Fujitsu, SanDisk, France Telecom-Orange, Korea
Telecom, SoftBank Mobile, Best Buy and more have selected SugarSync
as a partner to bring Cloud services to their customers. For more
information, please visit www.SugarSync.com, follow us on Twitter
@sugarsync (http://twitter.com/SugarSync) or on Facebook:
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