Our favourite cloud storage solution has been Sugarsync for a long while. Though it doesn’t receive the same recognition as Dropbox, it is significantly cheaper and more flexible in many ways. And with mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, as well as for Windows and OS X, it is widely available across multiple platforms.
In an email to subscribers, CEO Laura Yecies outlines many of the company’s achievements for 2011, including in-line text editing and batch photo uploads in iOS, and auto-uploads for photos and video in Android. They introduced a new iOS app in March, and a new BlackBerry app in September.
Yecies outlined a few goals for 2012, too. The web interface is going to get a remodel, and they will introduce support for external USB drives. But more interestingly, she claims that in addition to reworking existing apps for Android and iPhone, the company will introduce dedicated Sugarsync for iPad and Windows Phone.
Currently Windows Phone does not have a lot of support from cloud storage providers, save for Microsoft’s own Skydrive, so if Sugarsync manages to bring an app to the platform before Dropbox does, it will be a huge win. Though we don’t know when the app is coming, we’re confident it will be up to the same high standards as their other mobile apps.