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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Sync Files and Folders across Devices

Lots of people have more than one Mac—or a Mac and a PC—and want to be able to access many or all of the same files on each computer. Similarly, if you have an iOS device, you may want to view and edit documents you created on your Mac or PC.

In what I like to think of as the “olden days”—before 2009 or so—the most logical way to do this was to use an app that synced the contents of one or more folders across devices over a network, which in turn often relied on OS X file sharing. Such apps still exist, and they still serve certain useful purposes, but technology has moved on. Now there are better (easier, faster, cheaper) options—and they also let you access documents from your Mac or PC while using your ...

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