SugarSync launches updated iOS app with improved search and redesigned interface

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After a long wait, SugarSync has launched its new iOS app to correspond to a redesign it launched late last year for desktops and earlier this year for Android. Focusing on a unified, streamlined experience across platforms, SugarSync 4.0 for iOS introduces a brand new navigation system, recognizable as used in popular apps like Facebook and Rdio.

SugarSync is a cloud storage service that allows users to synchronize one or many folders from Windows, OS X, Android and iOS, to share photos, documents and various other file types.

The emphasis on large photos, high-resolution photos continues in SugarSync 4.0, as the company has great album support and now supports Apple’s native “Open In” API, which hooks into other apps that support various file types. For example, you can open photos in Snapseed or documents in Drafts, for example.

There’s also cross-platform Cloud Search, which allows you to find specifics within documents or photo metadata even from content that isn’t synced to your device.

SugarSync offers 5GB of free storage and larger tiers priced more competitively than Dropbox, though it still falls short of Google Drive for total storage per dollar. The redesigned iOS will go a long way to ensuring the company stays relevant, especially since it doesn’t rely on a single synced folder like Dropbox, and the sync workflow is extremely intuitive across many devices.

Download SugarSync for iOS.