Good Syncing App

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jCrabb13, May 2, 2010.

  1. jCrabb13 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    Im curious as to any ideas you guys might have or any apps yall might use. I would like to sync my imac and my laptop, but more than just like contacts and such...I want it to sync all my music and files on its own. is there an app that does this? (preferably free) or would I be better off trying to go at it on my own. thoughts guys?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    There are several options for you... If you really want duplicates of all your data you can use 'rsync' to keep the files between both computers there. Or you can use iTunes HomeSharing or whatever it's called to access and even copy songs between computers on your home network.

    If you want over the net syncing you can try Dropbox, but you'll be limited to certain max storage without paying for more than 2GB.

    Another option is to put your music files on a network shared drive on your iMac and just mount the drive on your laptop and connect to that.

    My method is just using iTunes sharing. I have a lot of music on my iMac and on my Linux desktop. I can use any computer to just stream the music from the computer hosting the songs. This keeps me from wasting space storing songs more than once.

    For more info on syncing check some of the other threads where I've posted where I talk about syncing documents, emails, calendars, contacts and bookmarks.
  4. jCrabb13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    alright thanks guys. I already have dropbox, I'm just not happy with the 2GB seeing as how that doesnt even cover my music. HomeSharing doesnt work over my college network (wired or wireless) so ill have to wait till next semester but ill definitely come back to these and bump if i need to. thanks again!

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