iCloud Drive for iOS 10 macOS Sierra

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by matjamca, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. matjamca macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the newly announced iCloud Drive functionality enables it to work similarly to Dropbox?
     
  2. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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    The way they started wording it in the keynote made me feel like it might finally have some sort of selective sync, but I can't install the betas until I get home later to confirm :(
     
  3. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I hope it's TRUE selective sync, which you can enable on any folder.

    I'd love to have some folders that are the same on all my Macs, but I want to be able to choose WHICH ONES.

    Also, I hope the data is stored locally on the disk, in a regular folder, and not in "Mobile Documents" so I can back it up correctly. iCloud by itself is not an adequate backup.
     
  4. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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    You'd think it would be extremely obvious to them that this is what iCloud Drive needs to take off. For the time being, I feel very "stuck" with Dropbox because no other solution is as seamless.
     
  5. matjamca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same here. I even messaged Tim Cook in the vain hope someone would listen. I want to back up stuff to iCloud Drive that I want to keep on iCloud Drive and access it from any computer, phone or tablet that I want as needed. There is no point in it being synced everywhere unnecessarily.
     
  6. ESabis macrumors newbie

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    Aside from sending links to download files, which isn't a deal breaker, selective Sync is probably the only reason why I still have Dropbox, along side iCloud Drive.

    Right now (as of macOS Sierra) iCloud Drive backs up 99% of the files on my Mac..all built in Applications have their own iCloud Drive folder, which is great, and now my Desktop and Documents too, so I can be as disorganized as I want and still be backed up (Great!).

    The problem? I have several other computers, mostly small storage PCs, that I want to sync files to. But I don't want my entire iCloud Drive downloaded to those computers. So I still have a Dropbox folder or two that are synced to those machines.

    This is a common use case and I imagine it is one of the main reasons any iCloud Drive user still has a Dropbox account. Oh, I also like the feature that collects ScreenShots into their own folder.
     
  8. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I don't have a lot of experience with it yet but I think it only syncs whatever is in your "Documents" folder and whatever is on your desktop.
     

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