Syncing Apple Products?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vmflapem, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    I currently own a 13" macbook pro and just ordered a 5K imac and an 9.7" ipad pro. Now that I have a whole bunch of Apple products, I want to keep them all synced so that if I create a document on one computer, it is accessible on all other products. What's the best way to go about doing it?
     
  2. Barnclos macrumors newbie

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    I use OneDrive to save documents which I want to access on all machines (iMac, iPad, iPhone and some PCs). I get 1 TB of storage 'free' with my Office 365 subscription, but other cloud based systems are available (including from Apple).

    This isn't the same as synching over multiple machines, I choose what is shared (on OneDrive) and what is stored locally on one machine. Having said that, my default is to share.
     
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    https://www.apple.com/icloud/icloud-drive/

    The included iCloud Drive will do exactly what you want.
     
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    @Weaselboy I refrained from suggesting iCloud Drive in e.g. El Capitan because I recalled, from a year or so ago, the limitations and occasional reports of problems. Have the limitations – particularly, those that affect iOS – been removed? (Apologies for my terrible lack of experience with 10.10.x and 10.11.x.)

    Examples of limitations

    What is with iCloud Drive's subfolder limitations? (2014-10-14)

    Wish List: Deeper folders in iCloud Drive application folders - Six Colors (2015-07-10)

    How to set up iCloud Drive - CNET (2015-12-18)

    An example of problems

    From why is iCloud drive not showing all my folders? (2014-11-17)

     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It seems to have been pretty well worked out with updates since the introduction. I am not a heavy user, but for what I do similar to what OP asked, it works fine.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    What are you using/plan on using for document creation?

    If it's Pages then all you need to do is be signed into you iCloud account. It will sync notes, reminders, calendars, Numbers, Keynotes, contacts, etc etc on its own.
     
  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Thanks @Weaselboy.

    To anyone who uses both OS X (not macOS) and a released version of iOS:
    • if you use (say) Finder inOS X to manually create a folder that is not application specific, then how deep within that point can you make the nesting of folders and have all of those levels navigable with iOS?
     

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