Syncing or Networking my MacBook and iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zachlegomaniac, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

    zachlegomaniac

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    I have an aluminum MB w/ 280 gb hdd, and a refurb iMac 1 tb hdd shipping soon. What is the best way to network and/or sync the computers? They both serve as office and personal computers at the moment, but the iMac will be the computer I use primarily for all of my work. Although, the MacBook will come out into the field with me for use at times as well.

    I assume I should sync my iPhone to the MacBook I have always used to sync it to, correct?

    I know these may be rudimentary questions, but I've never operated two machines at home.

    I should mention I back up each machine to two separate LaCie external hard drives.

    Thank you in advance for your insights.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Enable file sharing from System Preferences and you can access iMac's files with MacBook and vice versa. DropBox is also a handy app for syncing files
     
  3. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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  4. zachlegomaniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any tips on expanding DropBox size from 2 gb without having to shell out lots of money? I posted a link on my facebook and twitter accounts, but no one jumped on to bump me up an extra 2 per new user. Maybe that's the only way.

    Thank you,

    Zach
     
  5. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    Try SugarSync. It has more folder synchronisation options than DropBox and also comes with 5GB free.
     
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