With the new European ruling of Safe Harbor, I anticipate that all major US companies will just give you an extra click to accept their updated licenses. And everything will remain the same…
But there is a true option: Set up your own cloud. “owncloud” (OC) is a mature product and is able to replace Dropbox with native OS X, Windows, iOS, Android and web clients.
Using just four plugins OC can WebDav sync also Files, Calendars, Todos, Contacts and RSS feeds – goodbye iCloud, goodbye Google, goodbye Dropbox, goodbye Feedly and goodbye Doodle. Safe harbor for your private data weiterlesen
While all that sync’ing works quite well, I still have different desktops on my MacBooks.
Here is a solution that is based on some undocumented feature of the iCloud that I have found at macstories.net. It basically needs to activate the iCloud settings also for files which will give you in Lion access to a magic 5 GB ~/Library/Mobile Document folder very much alike to Dropbox.
I am rsyncing here now my Desktop folder by an automator action as described at banana.com. Can be done in less than 5 minutes…
I have tried out the new sync function on my mac books and it works (nearly) perfect. There is not so much information out there, how this is working, that’s why I am describing here briefly my strategy.
The master machine is sync’ed first Sync macs over iCloud weiterlesen