Easy way to sync specific folder for 2 macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NuclearBiscuit, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. NuclearBiscuit macrumors newbie

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    There is a specific folder on my desktop for a writing project that I want to sync between two machines. I tried google drive but it has its own folder (I understand this is also the case with dropbox?). I want to have the writing folder stay in place on the desktop and be kept in sync over my wireless network and, if possible, backed up to remote site. Is there a program I can purchase or a feature that I can buy that will accomplish this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just use Dropbox and keep the documents in the Dropbox folder. You can always make an alias to it if you insist on it staying on the Desktop.
     
  3. joetwizzy macrumors member

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  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I have to second Dropbox. It's painless and free.
     
  5. ixodes macrumors 601

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    My vote of confidence goes to Dropbox. It's the fastest, most stable and accessible of any.

    The best apps are available for free across every known platform. PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Linux, et al.

    Plus if you Google it, you'll find more ways to use it than most similar cloud services. After years, they still continue to provide frequent updates, improvements, refinements & new Apps. This proves that it's a well accepted system that will thrive for years.

    I use some others, mainly to stay current & informed, but I've yet to find one that's as good overall as the very efficient Dropbox.

    It's a shame Apple continues to struggle with cloud services. Perhaps at some point they will hire the right people to get the job done right.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If you're looking for Mac software instead of a cloud-based solution, check out ChronoSync.
    http://www.econtechnologies.com/pages/cs/chrono_overview.html
     
  7. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Dropbox prefers that you store your files in the dropbox folder, but there are plenty of ways to sync folders over Dropbox that are stored elsewhere. Check the Dropbox forums for more info.
     

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