SugarSync

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SugarSync
SugarSync Logo.png
Developer(s) SugarSync, Inc.
Initial release November 2009
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Mac
iOS
Android
Blackberry
Symbian
Available in English
Type Online backup service
License Proprietary software
Website sugarsync.com

SugarSync is a cloud service that enables active synchronization of files across computers and other devices for file backup, access, syncing, and sharing from a variety of operating systems, such as Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Mac OS X, Samsung SmartTV, Symbian, Windows, and Windows Mobile devices. For Linux, only a discontinued unofficial third-party client is available.

The program automatically refreshes its sync by constantly monitoring changes to files—additions, deletions, edits—and syncs these changes with any other linked devices as well as the SugarSync servers.[1]

Originally offering a free 5GB plan and several paid plans, the company transitioned to a paid-only model on February 8th, 2014.

Company history[edit]

SugarSync was born out of a company named Sharpcast, which was incorporated in 2004 by Gibu Thomas (CEO) and Ben Strong (Chief technical officer). In 2006, Sharpcast unveiled Sharpcast Photos, a tool for synchronizing images between multiple devices including PCs and mobile phones. Both founders left the company in November 2008. In December 2008, Laura Yecies was appointed as the CEO. Yecies and her team re-focused the company and renamed it SugarSync in 2009.

Product history[edit]

The company's first product was Sharpcast Photos, software designed to make it easier for people to view their photos on multiple devices and share them via the Internet.[2]

Sharpcast Photos was shut down at the end of 2009. Users were given the option to migrate to the SugarSync service or retrieve their photos.

In December, 2013, SugarSync announced that they would be discontinuing their free 5GB plan and transitioning to a paid-only service by February, 2014.[3]

API and third-party addons[edit]

In March 2010, SugarSync unveiled an API.[4] As a result, there are several unofficial SugarSync addons and applications available. These addons come both in the form of web services and browser extensions and desktop applications such as SugarSync Linux desktop client (now discontinued) by Mark Willis.

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