Monday, 7 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Well Syncplicity provides a great tool to do this. A cloud based service to keep the following backed up and in sync:
- My Documents
- Bookmarks in the browser (IE) / Favorites
- Google Docs (including your Google Apps documents)
Chinese folders and files are no problem to sync. Once running a small Green Tick will appear over the file icon or folder icon to represent the file is in Sync.
Using this app is pretty simple. Once you download the software and install the app you are ready to go. First you have to link your computer to the service. This service works by uploading any files to Syncplicity, which can then distribute these files to other computer connected to your account. That way every computer and folder has the correct file.
The actual application composes of a menu bar item and a right click option. There isn’t a dock icon in sight. To sync a folder to the web service, you right click on any folder you want to sync and select the More option and press Sync to Syncplicity. It will then whirr away as it uploads the files. The uploading and downloading of the file is blindingly quick, it maxed out my connection.
You can now access all your files on the net and any other computers in which you have connected to your account.Google Docs sync requires you to provide your login name and password for Google Docs and identify a target folder on your local drive. Once defined your Google Docs will be downloaded from Google and provide a local copy for backup and to be available if you are off-line.
Pricing is very reasonable, free for under 2GB of data. There are personal editions available for US$15 per month or business editions (3 users) for US$45 per month. This includes 50GB of storage and unlimited devices connected.
If you invite others who install you will get a free upgrade if you are using the free edition.
Remember mobile phone access to your files by the web is supported and Mac!