SugarSync lost a portion of its fan base when it decided to cease offering a free tier in favor of paid-only subscriptions. Since then, we haven't heard a whole lot from SugarSync, until today. SugarSync just retooled its desktop application to make it easier to use and more powerful than before, beginning with one-click access to folders, devices, and shared files, the company said.
The cloud service now offers at-a-glance information about your files and folders across the app. Without having to click on anything, you can see who owns a folder, where it's located, and which files or folders are shared.
SugarSync also promises better control over who edits or views your files and folders. You can distribute view-only files to others, or just post links to documents on the web. In the retooled desktop app, the "Public Links" and "Shared by Me" offer an easy way to view and manage what you're sharing.
Finally, it's now easier to control which folders sync to which devices. For example, you can have all folders share with all your devices, or share your work folders with just your work PC.
SugarSync is free to try for 30 days. After that, you have to pony up for a subscription plan -- for a limited time, you can save 75 percent off the first year if you're a first-time user. The cost after savings starts at $18.75 for 60GB/year for consumers, with business plans starting at $137.50 for three users and 1TB of storage per year.