App to sync between folders

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by completeidiot23, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. completeidiot23 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a proud owner of a new MacBook, and I'm loving it.

    What I'm having problems is that I also currently own a mid 2007 iMac.

    Is there an app were I can choose what folders, and files I can sync over a local wifi network?

    I currently have Dropbox setup to sync file between home and work, but I don't want to have to chew my internet bandwidth up syncing folders, between 2 computers sitting next to each other.

    Any ideas

    Thanks

    Edit: and if it can be set up to sync Safari bookmarks, Address Book contacts, iCal events, preferences, widgets etc.. that would be so much better
     
  2. completeidiot23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I searched SYNC, in these forums.

    And it came up with just about every mac, ipod, and iphone topic.

    Could you be a little more specific?

    Thanks
     
  3. Platonist macrumors member

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    Try Chronosync. I use it to sync my Mac Pro and MacBook. It has worked well for years.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  5. completeidiot23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, I got Chronosync the demo.

    How can I set up so I dragg my home folders in each, but not sync my library, music or download folder.

    Thanks
     
  6. Platonist macrumors member

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    It has been a while since I have done it (everything is run automatically now) but you can put together a series of syncs in a 'container' that is then run on a scheduled basis. Check out the Econ homepage's overview for Chronosync. It is quite an app.

    http://www.econtechnologies.com/pages/cs/chrono_overview.html
     
  7. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    In theory it doesn't do that - if both computers are on the same LAN it syncs content directly between them.

    https://www.dropbox.com/help/137
     

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