Any Dropbox-like apps around, but with direct Mac-to-Mac sync?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by donjao, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. donjao macrumors member

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    Hey.

    I wonder if apps like that exist. If they do, it better be good. :)
     
  2. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a

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    its called airdrop
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use Dropbox to sync directly between Macs. I'm not sure what specific capabilities you're looking for.
     
  4. ReggaeFire macrumors 6502

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    I think cubby.com, an offshoot of logmein, has something like that. Basically it is unlimited p2p syncing between two computers.
     
  5. bangak macrumors newbie

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    Dropbox offers something they call "LAN sync" which will sync a Dropbox folder between multiple machines via a local network automatically. Works like a charm to keep all my work files synced between my iMac and MacBook Pro for when I need to hit the road at a moments notice. Added benefit being you actually have a third backup on their servers if both your machines crash and burn.
     
  6. DoctorCrap macrumors regular

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    Lol.
    I was going to say that too.
    Airdrop is also the fastest way of file sharing on my Mac to others, other than having to use a drive for secureness.
     
  7. donjao thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys for the answers.

    Well, I want to have Dropbox (or an alternative) to sync files between my office and home macs. I have a work directory on both of them and I tend to work on both machines. Dropbox does the job, but it does it via cloud and it has limited storage. So I need to avoid that.

    And I would find it handy to click the "Do Sync" button instead of having constant syncing. With Dropbox you can enable/disable the sync. And I also find it rather slow.

    Can Airdrop syn across the web?

    Cubby look interesting, will check it out.
     
  8. Pyromonkey83 macrumors 6502

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    Best one I have found to do what you are looking for is Sugarsync. I used to use it before I got my Synology NAS (which now does that for me from anywhere) and it seemed to work relatively well.

    It allows you to set up one or more folders and sync files across the web from within those folders.
     
  9. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    You can pay to get more space.

    I use Dropbox for this exact purpose, works wonders. Especially since I can access the files on dropbox.com also, if I'm not at my own machine.
     
  10. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Unless your machine is "too old" to use Airdrop. My 2008 Macbook Pro can use it, but my 08 Mac Pro cannot. Because that makes perfect sense...
     

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