Only a few years ago, if you used a Mac, you tended to keep away from the Windows operating system, and vice versa. File management differed, networking was awkward, archives were stored differently and insert a Mac-formatted drive on your Windows system and it was unreadable without third-party software. With the rise in popularity of the Mac, more people are using a Mac as their home computer or even a laptop for the road.
This has had developers work to use the Internet to transfer, synchronise and move files between computers, whether this is between Windows PCs or from a PC to a Mac and vice versa.
SugarSync is a tool that you can use to automatically backup and synchronise your files between computers. You can edit a document at work on your Windows PC, then find that the document appears on your Mac at home, using automatic synchronisation across the Internet. If you’re on the road and shut down your work machine, you can log in to your SugarSync account, access the files and documents you’ve synchronised with your account and download to your laptop.
If you don’t want to synchronise your files, you could use SugarSync to backup and store your most important documents. If you lose them in the future, simply restore them back to your computer. If you run out of space, you can upgrade and pay for additional storage.
Note that SugarSync is a subscription service. You can open a free 2GB account that only enables you to synchronise between two computers.
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