SugarSync launches Upload by Email

Justin Cauchon February 24, 2010 0

SugarSync is a service that lets people sync all of their data to a cloud. It is great for backing up your files or sharing them with your friends, family, or coworkers. With great mobile solutions, SugarSync allows you to use your smartphone to view and upload files to the cloud. The application is currently available for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Mobile phones.

SugarSync announced today a new way to upload files to the cloud, by using email. The users just forwards the email attachment to a unique email address and it will instantly sync to to all of their devices and the SugarSync. This is great for using when you are not near a computer.

The company has also launched a new update to their Android application. This update allows for local sync to the smartphone’s SD card and music streaming from remote recvices.

Lastly, SugarSync has also announced a new 500GB plan for users who want to store even more data on the cloud. This plan is available upon request.

Hit the jump for the full press release


Email attachments can now sync instantly to multiple computers and smartphones in one easy step

SAN MATEO, CALIF., February 24, 2010 – SugarSync Inc., makers of the award-winning SugarSync digital sync, backup and sharing service, today unveiled Upload by Email, a new feature designed to dramatically simplify the process of syncing email attachments to a user’s SugarSync ecosystem of computers and smartphones.

The new feature enables a SugarSync user to sync any email attachment to a dedicated folder in their SugarSync account by simply forwarding it to a special email address. Instantly, the file(s) is available on all synced devices.

“It’s our goal to make your data always available at your fingertips,” said Laura Yecies, chief executive officer at SugarSync. “Upload by Email eliminates the need to download attachments and re-save them. We’re happy to add another way to make sync your most important files easier and more transparent.”

For example, if a user receives an email with many attachments, they can simply forward it to their unique SugarSync email address (comprised of random numbers and letters for spam protection). All attachments will transfer to their SugarSync account – available on all of their devices immediately. This is much easier than downloading attachments one-by-one.

A user could also provide the unique email address to trusted friends and family or colleagues to upload photos or other documents directly to their PC. The email address can be easily changed from within SugarSync at any time.

Upload by Email is also a particularly valuable tool to sync a file while traveling. If a user sees an important attachment arrive in their inbox via any mobile phone with email or on a Web-based service, they can forward the email to the unique address. Next time they log into their computer, the attachment will be there, ready and waiting.

Lastly, many business users are plagued by limits to e-mail account sizes. With Upload by E-Mail, a user can forward the attachment and then delete the original e-mail to keep an account under pre-set limits.

For added security, SugarSync will scan all file attachments for viruses prior to syncing, and certain file types are not accepted (e.g., .exe, .cmd, .bat) to prevent malicious files from landing in an account.

SugarSync Raises Storage to 500 GB

The company also unveiled a new 500 GB SugarSync Plan ($39.99/mo, or $399/year USD introductory price). Previously, the highest level of storage available was 250 GB.

“The rate with which we consume gigabits is only increasing,” said Yecies. “Smartphones, with picture and video-taking capabilities, and streaming media services are only adding to this data explosion. As a result, we’ve had many requests for higher-storage accounts. We’re very happy to formalize this plan at an attractive introductory price for power users everywhere.”

Continued Yecies, “SugarSync can easily scale to support larger amounts of data while maintaining the level of control only found with our selective sync technologies. This is critical, because many new devices today, especially netbooks and tablets, are designed with limited local storage. Customers with large amounts of data need to be able to mix-and-match their folder syncing to maximize their storage and have offline access to important files.”

SugarSync is a flexible syncing and online backup service providing always-connected consumers and busy professionals a powerful way to organize, manage, share and access all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC or mobile device.

SugarSync supports virtually all computer and smartphone operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and WinMo. This breadth of support ensures that users can choose to work from virtually any device from any location.

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About SugarSync:

SugarSync is a powerful sync, sharing and backup solution ideal for busy professionals and digitally-connected consumers. It enables users to access documents, photos and music across all of their devices, including desktops, laptops and smart phones. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

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