SugarSync announced an update to their Android application today which sees our favorite mobile platform adding new features. Chief among the improvements is Mobile Device Management for Android, a dead simple way to get files from your computer to your mobile device. Previously only available to iOS devices, this is another reason that SugarSync is becoming a very popular way to backup, access, sync and share media and files across Android devices. SugarSync offers consumers a FREE 5GB version of the service, however paid plans start at 30 GB for $4.99/month or $50/year.
Full press release after the break.
SugarSync Adds Text Editing and Increased Productivity to iOS App; Brings Powerful Mobile Device Management to Android Devices
Updated iOS and Android Apps Make Mobile Devices Even More Productive, with a Single Place to Manage All Devices
SAN MATEO, CALIF., Sept. 20, 2011 – SugarSync, the Cloud storage, sync and share company, today announced that it has updated its SugarSync for iOS and SugarSync for Android apps, making it even easier for users to backup, access, sync and share all of their files and data to and from their iOS and Android devices. New features include a built-in simple text editor and new functionality for increased productivity in the iOS app, and the introduction of Mobile Device Management capabilities for Android devices – the easiest way to get files from your computer to your Android phones and tablets.
“SugarSync has always supported the most mobile devices in the industry, but we’re constantly striving to enhance the mobile Cloud experience,” said Laura Yecies, CEO of SugarSync. “With our updated SugarSync for iOS app, you can now create and edit plain text files directly from the app, as well as take advantage of several new productivity improvements we’ve added. With the update to our Android app, we have added Mobile Device Management for Android devices. With SugarSync, you can now be as productive from your mobile device as you are from your laptop.”
SugarSync for iOS
With today’s update to the SugarSync for iOS app, we have introduced new features and functionality to put more SugarSync mobile power in the palm of your hands.
Built In Simple Text Editor for In-App Editing
Today we’re introducing a built-in simple text editor for iPhones and iPads, enabling you to create or edit plain text files directly within the app and have those files automatically synced to all of your computers and devices. Now you are not required to purchase a third-party text editing app in order to create or make changes to simple text files on the go. And for everything other than plain text files, we still integrate with leading document editing apps including Quickoffice, Documents To Go, ReaddleDocs and other apps that benefit from integration with SugarSync’s online backup, sync and share capabilities.
Upload, Sort and Create More Easily
We’ve added a new menu bar that lets you quickly sort files, upload photos & videos, and even create new folders or text files on any computer or shared folder. Any folder can easily be sorted to make it easier to find what you’re looking for on any of your computers or devices.
You can also upload photos and videos directly to any folder on any device, making it easier to transfer your large media files from your iOS device to your computers. Do you have hundreds of photos taken on your mobile device that you need to backup and store on your computer? You can now simply select your photos and videos and sync them to the folder and computer of your choice. Need a new folder on your computer to put these images (or other files) in? The ability to create and manage folders on any computer from your iOS device makes that possible.
Syncing Just Got Simpler
You have a lot of files, music, photos, movies, etc., and you need a simpler way to sync that data to your iOS device for offline use. Now you can select multiple files and folders at a time and sync them all to your device for offline access with one click. Are you sitting in the airport, about to board a flight, and need to sync a bunch of folders to your iPad so that you can work on the files on the plane? Simply select all the folders you need, and with one click, they will all be synced locally to your device.
SugarSync for Android
Mobile Device Management Makes It Even Easier to Sync Data to Your Device
SugarSync’s Mobile Device Management feature gives you the ability to view and control the data on your Android mobile devices from within the SugarSync Web console, making it the easiest way to get files from your computer to your Android phone or tablet. SugarSync introduced Mobile Device Management for iOS back in June, and today we are extending this functionality to Android devices. Today, Android users can:
- Transfer files or entire folders to your Android device from the Web. No wires needed.
- Simply view all the synced data on your Android device from the Web.
- Easily refresh files or entire folders on your Android device with a single click.
You’ve always been able to access and manage your data on the Cloud from your mobile devices with SugarSync. Now with SugarSync’s Mobile Device Management, you can access and manage your devices from the Cloud.
The updated SugarSync for iOS and SugarSync for Android apps are the latest in SugarSync’s line of mobile apps, which cover 95 percent of all mobile devices in the world including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Window’s Mobile, and Symbian devices.
Pricing and Availability
The SugarSync for iOS and SugarSync for Android apps, like all SugarSync mobile apps, are free to download. SugarSync for iOS is available for download from SugarSync’s site or from the App Store. SugarSync for Android is available for download from SugarSync’s site or from the Android Market. SugarSync offers a FREE 5GB version of the full service, with paid plans starting at 30 GB for $4.99/month or $50/year. To learn more about pricing, check out the full range of SugarSync Cloud storage, sync and share plans.
SugarSync is a leading provider of Personal Cloud services that enable users to access ALL of their data, anytime, anywhere, and from any device. SugarSync enables mobile consumers and professionals to backup, sync, access and share all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC, or mobile device (including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices). SugarSync users can sync files in ANY folder and access and share those files via the cloud, providing a Personal Cloud service that matches the way people currently organize their folders and manage their digital lives. SugarSync’s file sharing and collaboration tools also allow users to share any folder or file with a simple URL via social networks, email, instant messaging and more. SugarSync was recently named the “Best Cloud Storage Service of 2011” by Gizmodo and has won numerous awards and product reviews, including the Mobiletrax 2011 Mobility Award and two Mobile Merit Awards for “Best Mobile Apps.”
The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit www.SugarSync.com, follow us on Twitter @sugarsync or visit SugarSync on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/