How do you keep 2 Macs in sync?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Caitlyn, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys!
    So, I'm thinking about buying a second Mac in the near future and was wondering how I will keep my iBook and this new Mac is relative sync. Basically meaning with iTunes, iPhoto, etc. I mean, besides doing everything manually, are there any techniques you guys use to keep your two computers in sync?

    Thanks for any input.
    -Caitlyn
     
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    that's a good question that i want answered as well. i've had 2 macs all of this year now, and i still haven't quite figured out the best way to do it yet
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I use .Mac to keep iCal, address book, etc in sync and then an app called Chronosync for the rest.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    Assuming you are buying a desktop (as you already have a laptop) I suggest just keeping iT/iP librarys on one computer (that has a larger HD) and just download stuff you need while not at home to iBook :)
     
  5. zim macrumors 65816

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    I have 2 Macs plus my office Mac at work, I use .mac to keep them all in sync. .mac synchronizes my contacts, bookmarks, transmit FTP setings, Mail settings (not the email itself) keychains and iCal Plus I can also access my contacts and bookmarks from the .mac website.
     
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  8. Caitlyn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The ChronoSync link seems to be dead...? Thanks for the input guys. :)
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Like others have stated already, I use .mac to synchronize my settings. For my files, I swear by Synchronize! Pro X. For $99.95 US, it can create bootable back-ups. I have it set to synchronize a folder whenever its companion duplicate's host volume is mounted. The non-pro Synchronize! X Plus is intended for backing up your home directory rather than your entire computer. It comes in at $29.95 US.
     

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