July 30, 2014 8:02 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a user-friendly way to synchronize folders between OS X machines. These are in different locations, and they need to talk to each other securely.
posted by uninformative to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like a way to propagate changes on any machine to the others, relatively quickly. If possible it would be great to preserve change history, but I realize that's not necessarily feasible.
Things I've thought about and decided don't work:
-- cron and shell scripts; would work but I'm sure whatever I'll write will have bugs, and I don't want to deal with fixing them; plus, presumably someone has solved this problem
-- version control á la git: ideal except that the people that will be using these systems are not computer-literate and don't wish to be; so a solution will need to be automatic, basically. Currently the users transfer files using USB sticks.
Anyway, thanks for any help/advice -- it's very much appreciated.