SugarSync is a great service to back up important data to the cloud and sync it across multiple devices. Previously a part of the service was free, but they recently decided to shift to a paid-only model and all free account holders are forced to upgrade by February 8th 2014 if they want to save their files. The decision seems to be a nice long-term solution as the demand for cloud based services is growing rapidly. Although they are giving over 70% discount to the old free account holders, not everyone will be willing to upgrade. Read on if you are also one of them.
Transferring files from SugarSync to other Services
Downloading files from SugarSync and uploading them to some other service can never be a practical solution as it is a time-consuming process. Plus if the size of files is big, it will cost a lot of bandwidth. The awesome service offered by mover.io comes to the rescue. Mover lets you copy/move files across various services, but let’s only talk about transferring files from SugarSync to some other popular service.
- Signup for mover at mover.io by clicking the Create Account link at the top right.
- After creating an account, open app.mover.io and click on New Transfer at the top.
- Click on Select Source and select the service from where the files are to be moved. In our case it is SugarSync.
- Authenticate by providing your Username and Password.
- Next select the destination where the files are to be moved. You can choose from many services such as DropBox, Skydrive, Box and others including a self hosted FTP service.
- Once the Source and Destination are set, click on the Transfer Now button in the middle.
- That’s it. Sit back and wait for a while for the files to be copied to your destination service. The files will be copied with the same folder structure as you have in your SugarSync account.
To replace Sugarsync, I try a dozen of cloud software and eventually found Cubby which,
to the best of my knowledge, is the lone alternative to sugarsync. It really allows for
choosing and sync folders. Then, on the other device, it asks for merge or add the folder,
just like sugarsync.
Same policy; 5 Gb plus one Gb for each friend you bring to Cubby.
Please, use my invitation link if you decide to give it a chance. It really works.
I am afraid to use any other service now. I had a lot of stuff saved on SugarSync and links to them exist at multiple locations. Its a big mess to cure all those links now. If I switch to cun by, I’m afraid someday they will close down well.
I’ll better use OneDrive. Atleast MS won’t stop me from accessing my files.
Still trying the service and I wanted to use your aff link, but it appears that my Email is already registered with LogMeIn. So they allowed me to login directly without an account. Sorry.