As nice as SugarSync is, there are some things it could do better. For example, the installation process of the file manager on Windows is problematic. It can lead to issues like synching file folders you don’t want to sync.
- Create a special folder on your Desktop or somewhere that you are going to put things into sync. Avoid selecting existing folders with data because you’ll undoubtedly exceed the capacity allocated to you from the cloud storage app (e.g. SugarSync is 5 gigs, Dropbox is 2 gigs).
- Only share content that you wouldn’t mind seeing appear on the evening news. For example, I tend to put freeware/FOSS programs in my cloud storage because I can access it from anywhere. I never put confidential data in there unless it’s encrypted first (e.g. Truecrypt volume, AxCrypt or PGP/GPG).
- Find out more about the undelete feature…if you accidentally sync data up to cloud storage, delete it locally, make sure you know how to undelete it on the cloud storage site.
- Put the files as their own webpage so they can be embedded. This is great for audio/video.
- Clean up the install process so that it doesn’t try to import your documents and desktop folders during the “Express Install”
- Allow me to manage ALL my computers via the Web, not just the one I’m on.
Of course, if you have File Manager running, you can right-click on the computer you want to remove and then have it go…
- What else? Leave your suggestion in the Comments.
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