Sync Your Files On Mobile, PC and Mac For Free

There are a lot of consumers that have mobile devices and a computer at their disposal with a lot of files that they use on a fairly frequent basis. These files run the gamut from documents, notes, music and even movies. It’s pretty easy to transfer them manually, but there are several easy ways to do this automatically, which will save you a lot of time, effort, and possibly a lot of money, depending on which service(s) you choose.

The first, and probably the best solution is SugarSync. While SugarSync isn’t compatible with linux, it is compatible with Windows, Mac and Mobile devices and also offers 5GB of space for free. However, it only allows you to sync two computers and one mobile device at any given time. Any files that you decide to use can also be accessed from a web browser, which also helps make sure that your files are synched according to your liking.

There are also other great features that SugarSync offers. The first of these is the ability to edit files offline, and then SugarSync will automatically updates those files the next time your computer or mobile device is online. You also have the ability to share your data with other people as well, which comes in handy during a group project, thus ensuring that all of the data required for that particular project is up-to-date and can be accessed by everyone.

SugarSync also makes sure that your data is secure from prying eyes. This is a valuable feature in the event that you need to restore data to either a mobile device or a PC, and you don’t want to worry about whether the data you’ve previously synched has been compromised or not. Also going hand in hand with sharing your files, you can also choose who to share what files with, along with who can modify the items in question. SugarSync also gives you the ability to publish photos to facebook, stream music to your mobile phone, and share media with your friends by sending them a link via email to the media that you’d like to share with them.

Sugarsync supports the following operating systems, mobile devices and browsers:

OS – Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OSX
Browsers – Internet Explorer 7 (minimum), Chrome 8.0.x, Firefox 3.6.x, Safari 5.0.x
Devices – iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, SugarSync Mobile Web

The second most versatile product to use for synching your files is Dropbox. Although it doesn’t have as much versatility or space (2GB Free) as SugarSync, it is compatible with Linux, allows the user to set bandwidth limits, and all files are automatically encrypted. Dropbox also supports the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android.

The third free product that we’ll cover is Box.com. While box.com isn’t truly compatible with as many mobile devices as SugarSync or Dropbox, it does offer a lot more space (up to 50GB) with its free version. However, there is a 1GB limit to the file sizes, and there is no feature for password protected sharing with the free version. Any mobile device that has built-in web browser capabilities can use this service.

Whichever one of these three great services you choose to sync your mobile devices is up to you, but you’ll undoubtedly find that they’ll save you a lot of time, and effort. The upside is that if you want a paid service for more features, any of these three are pretty much the way to go.

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