I recently wrote an article which described how I picked SugarSync as my primary application for sharing data and cloud storage of my files. In this article I will cover more about SugarSync and how I implemented the online storage program to not only create a great way to get files on my iPad when I am traveling, but to also create a way to sync files between my work computer and home computer. Oh ya, I can also use it to read PDF and many other file formats.
First a little about my computing environment. I have a Dell PC Laptop for work. Two weeks after I received my iPad 3G I chained the PC Laptop to my desk at work and it hasn’t been moved since. At home I have a Mac Pro which also has Windows XP running on VMware. I have 4 computing platforms and want to get access to my information when I am in front of one of the four.
A Cloud Storage service like SugarSync solves this problem as close to perfectly as possible. You get a backup of your files, ability to share files with other people, access to your files online or offline on any of your computers and of course access to your files on the iPad.
First install the application on all your computers. Once installed, pick the directories/folders you want to sync to the Cloud storage service. You can pick a top-level directory to get everything under it added to the storage or individual folders. Do this for each of your computers. You will notice when you add the second computer to your account that you will see your first computer.