How to keep iMac and Macbook in sync?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Brian Chan, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Brian Chan macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2008
    Hi folks...

    I know tis question has been asked for many time...I just got myself a new iMac.. However, how could I give them in sync, especially mail, contact and calender ?:confused:

    Any method besides purchasing Mobile Me?

  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    For files under 2gb, use
    For mail, use IMAP instead of POP, and preferably you should get something like GMail which offers both IMAP and a web interface for when you're not at your computer.
    For contacts and calendars, you should also use Gmail - they support syncing like exchange (google for howtos).
  3. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2001
    Cleveland, OH
    I'm not sure how to do it for contacts, but for calendars, get Calaboration and use gmail's calendars.
  4. broken-chaos macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    With new versions of OS X (definitely Snow Leopard, but I think Leopard does this as well) you can use MobileMe, a Yahoo account, or a Google account to keep Address Book and iCal in sync. For Mail, I'd suggest using IMAP (such as can be used with Gmail) and storing notes and todos (if you use Mail for that) on the server.

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