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 Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Samsung SmartTV, BlackBerry OS, and Symbian devices. There is no Linux version available.
Users may access their data from a personalized subdomain on the SugarSync website under the structure of username.sugarsync.com.
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.
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 February 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, and in December 2008 Laura Yecies was appointed as the CEO. Yecies and her team re-focused the company and renamed the company SugarSync in November 2009.