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    2 Mac Computers - Sync Documents?

    Hi,

    I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro. I would like some software that can sync the documents between them on the LAN. I am running 10.6

    Does anyone know anything i can use please?

    Thanks

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    I know you were looking for LAN but if you are willing to use a net alternative Live Mesh will do this and a bunch more on the Mac Download details: Windows Live Mesh for Mac

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    Wondering if you can use the migration assistant in the utilities folder, seems to be giving me the right options. Can't confirm this as I do not have another mac on the network to test this.

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    Thanks guys, keep them suggestions coming. I will sit down early next week and have a play

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    i think dropbox has a lan sync option. ive never used it but I seem to remember seeing something about it.

    EDIT: Thought so... http://www.dropbox.com/help/137
    Last edited by Admiral208; 20th January 2011 at 01:40 PM.

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    Dropbox has LAN sync just turn it on in the Client. Worked well on my Home LAN.

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    Another +1 for DropBox, I use it to have access to bits and pieces for various organisations I'm involved in, the LAN Sync is really quick good, and even works Mac > PC > Mac so all is good.

    The only issue with DropBox is the 2GB limit unless you buy an account, so it could get picky if you went over that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    Another +1 for DropBox, I use it to have access to bits and pieces for various organisations I'm involved in, the LAN Sync is really quick good, and even works Mac > PC > Mac so all is good.

    The only issue with DropBox is the 2GB limit unless you buy an account, so it could get picky if you went over that.
    Dam thats not ideal, i have more than that

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    Here is another I have used in the past. DirSyncPro. i thought it was really good.

    DirSyncPro

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Dam thats not ideal, i have more than that
    Yeah, the stuff I want to sync is literally documents (meeting minutes, PDF proofs of designs, etc) if I'm doing anything bigger then I either send it over the WiFi myself, or I use a memory stick ..

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    Synchronize! Pro X works very well, especially for a Mac illiterate like me! I bought a licence for this for here so that we could do a regular synch from our Mac Mini server which contains pupils files to a Windows share for backup purposes.

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    There is always rsync, you could set a regular task to run rsync and transfer any changes.

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