Working from the cloud?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by larswik, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. larswik macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    Just wondering if it is possible to work from the cloud? By that I mean I have a tower and laptop that I work from, and it gets confusing moving project files back and forth. It would be nice to have 1 location for the files to live and use what ever computer with Xcode to work on it with.

    Wondering if anyone has any ideas on this and if it is possible yet?

  2. 960design, Nov 21, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015

    960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Log into with your AppleID.
    Everyone gets free Pages, Keynote, Numbers app and you can store up to 5GB of data for free.

    You can even collaborate, real time.

    Good luck!

    PS... Oops! Xcode focused: Git and Free Private BitBucket account will allow 5 developers to collaborate. Easy peasy plus version control. Google for some tutorials on how to get it all setup.

    PPS Or just use iCloud Drive as mentioned by someone that is better at specifically answering your question instead of rambling on and on and on...
  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    You can download the iCloud Drive, Dropbox, or Box client on your computer. It then just acts like another folder. Just move all your documents to those folders, then just open files from there like normal. Any changes you make to the files, they will update.
  4. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2014
    Git(hub) would your best bet needs depending. Others like this for cloud work for developers but git(hub) seems to separating itself from the pack a little.

    You get either gui interface options (from github or 3rd party) or can use command line to work data to/from computers to/from the internet. Either method has its bene's.

    Also get to put commit notes in for the submissions so you know why its there when you send data up. Plus repo's site to go as mild or wild with markdown files for extensive notes and such. Find its a nice replacement to what can become wall of text .txt files that grow over time assuming documentation is done. markdown can at least look nicer with formatting for wall of text anyway lol.

    Free has no privacy as it were, you can pay (modest prices imo) for ability to have some private repos's. Its nice for collaboration if a need or will be. Send link to the github and your collaborator(s) have all they need.
  5. larswik thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    The iCloud drive sounds like what I was looking for. Use that as the drive for my programs so while I am currently in a hotel I could keep working on the same project without having to move around different versions.


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