SugarSync v1.5 adds streaming music to their cloud storage and synch app for BlackBerry

SugarSync v1.5 adds streaming music to their cloud storage app for BlackBerry
By Bla1ze on 20 Jul 2010 11:05 pm EDT
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SugarSync has released the lastest version of their cloud storage and synching application for BlackBerry. SugarSync v1.5 now includes the ability to stream music direct from their servers to your BlackBerry device. This is of course in addition to the other added features for the app as noted in the press release:

SugarSync for BlackBerry features the ability to remotely access, open and easily share your computer files, including documents, photos and more stored in a SugarSync account. With an appropriate document editor, files can be edited as well and synced back.

With the new version, people may stream non-DRM protected music - synced from their computers to the cloud – directly to their BlackBerry handheld device, and save local storage for favorite tunes, photos, videos, and more. The built-in music player enables people to play full sets, not just single songs.

The new version also includes email auto-complete, a time-saver feature which allows people to even more quickly share a files with colleagues or friends, as well as performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Lately, I have become quite a fan of cloud storage applications. With SugarSync adding music streaming to the list of offerings, it will push them beyond other services such as Evernote. When you sign up, you get 2GB of storage allocated to you for free with larger packages available for purchase starting at only $4.99/mnth.

6 comments

diegonei

I loved it before, now I love it even more!!

dromen

Knowing that I can get at most any file, any time, anywhere I have mobile network coverage saves me no small amount of stress. The desktop client is still a bit buggy though, so if you're new to SugarSync you will get to learn the complete uninstall-reinstall round trip.

SugarSync is going to need larger data plans for me to store or at least stream-from-home my 300GB of media though (my managing just a small selection will probably be more effort than it is worth).

As an aside, I wouldn't compare SugarSync to Evernote. Evernote's languishing BB app aside, they do different things quite well (I am a fan and heavy user of both).

phoneboy101

I hope they added the ability to view PDFs without having to buy the ridiculously overpriced Docs to Go.

754boy

Docs to Go is free if you know where to look :P

OfDoor13

Fantastic! I'm a firm believer that SugarSync is one of the hidden gems of BlackBerry. Such a thorough, bug-free, useful app, for FREE! And not too many people seem to know about it. I never seen it mentioned it "Must have app" threads, but for me, it's a no-brainer!

w0qj

Good review – there are a few recent changes as of June 2011:
You get 5GB of space with the FREE version.

Also if you use the below referral code you get a bonus 500MB extra on top of your Free 5GB!

https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=tbtp0asbw9pt

But we need SugarSync support for BlackBerry PlayBook--let's buzz SugarSync for one!