I am a big fan of SugarSync so I was glad when I heard about this new feature. I use SugarSync (www.sugarsync.com) every day to backup all of my computers along with using it to share files and pictures. Its really easy to use and I like the fact that they let you sync multiple folders. I just wish they would update their BlackBerry application to let you sync folders on your BlackBerry to their service.
This new Upload by Email feature makes it easy for me to file away attachments on my computer. I just designate a dedicated folder in my SugarSync account for email uploaded files and then email files to the special email address they provide. That way I have that folder synced to My Documents for mobile uploads. I can even give the email address to my team to easily collect files like images from a trip.
SugarSync also upped their top storage plan to 500GB but I barely use 60GB. Now all I need is for Google to acquire SugarSync and make it free… 🙂
SUGARSYNC LAUNCHES ‘UPLOAD BY EMAIL’; ADDS NEW 500 GB POWER USER STORAGE PLAN
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 easier and transparent to you.”
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) and 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 email with an important attachment arrive in their inbox, for example on any mobile phone with email or on a Web-based email account, they can forward the email to the special e-mail 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 your 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. Now, 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 SugarSync’s selective sync technologies. This is critical, because many new devices today like netbooks and tablets are designed with limited local storage. Customers with lots 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.