SugarSync, the world’s other cloud storage solution, has updated its desktop app, creating a more widget-like experience for selecting, storing and sharing files online. The service still uses the standard folder system familiar to Dropbox and Google Drive users – you designate certain folders to sync with the cloud and they’re updated automatically – but the interface replaces the decidedly messy original interface.
The main screen simply shows which folders are synced and allows you to drag a folder to be synced. You can also see what you’ve shared at a glance, which is helpful for over-sharers like me.
The new version is currently in beta but it seems stable. The company described it as a more streamlined and modern interface, akin to desktop apps like Twitter.
The company also offers apps for Android and iOS as well as OS X and Windows 8. The company has completed a number of high-profile partnerships including offering the app on Samsung devices. The company closed a $15 million Series D round in February.