SugarSync File Backup Tool

SugarSync is an automation tool that you need in your arsenal. It does a great job of backing up your computers to a secure offsite location. It not only lets you back up and store files on your computer, it actually lets you access them from any computer, sync them between matching folders on multiple computers, and share them with other people.

Configuring the software is a snap. You just select the folders you want to backup, specify which ones to sync across multiple computers, and SugarSync does the rest. When you update a file, it’s automatically backed up to the SugarSync servers. If that file is in a shared folder, then the corresponding file on the other com­puter is updated. And if that computer isn’t online, then the file is automatically updated as soon as it’s connected back to the network.

If you need access to your files and you’re nowhere near your computer, you can access them from any computer with a browser and an internet connection. And if you happen to make changes to that file, it will automatically update the copy on your computer. Plus, as a bonus, you can even access most of your files from your mobile phone!

Considering the impact of having your computer crash and losing all of your important files, having an automated backup system is essential. And SugarSync is really affordable with several pricing options including a free 2GB account! This was a no-brainer to add it to our “toolbox” and I suspect you’ll want to take a close look at it too.