How can I do this using Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FooArk, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2011
    I have two computers... Is there a way I can work on a file on one computer, save it, and somehow have it available on the air where I can download it on the 2nd computer and just pick up where I left off?

    Can iCloud do this? If I save the file, does it automatically save to the iCloud
  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Providing you configure to use Documents and Data on your iCloud on each Mac then yes it will.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can use Dropbox to sync files like that. iCloud will work, but only if you are using it with iCloud supported apps on both machines... like Apple's Pages or Numbers apps.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Yes, DropBox is what you need. iCloud is limited for documents.
  5. Silvereel macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    I realize a lot of folks around here aren't exactly Microsoft fans, but I've got to say that SkyDrive offers a lot more free storage than DropBox. I've had nothing but great experiences with it. It works fine with Mac and they have a great iOS client, too.

    On the other hand, I might be a little biased, since I got 25 GB of free storage for having used it since it was a crappy little browser service.
  6. Database macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Dropbox/Google Drive/Skydrive

    Those are the 3 big ones that will do what you need. I've used all 3 and am currently using Google Drive.
  7. ddmcnair macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2011
    You could also use a USB drive as your save location and then take it with you. If for some reason the Internet will not work for you, fear not, the USB drive is there! Pretty cool huh?:D
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I agree with ddmcnair above.

    Just save your "works-in-progress" on a USB flashdrive and carry it with you.

    "A bird in the hand...."
  9. Wildkraut macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2015
    Use rsync over your network.
    There exist user friendly local network Sync Tools like bitTorrent Sync, too

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