Mrs. Alms and I like to maintain a single contact list for both of us across our iPhones and Macintoshes. How can we do this without abusing my Apple ID and iCloud? [more inside]
posted by alms
on May 12, 2014 -
Do you switch back and forth between audiobook and ebook? If so - how do you keep your place? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Dec 26, 2011 -
WordPad is a bare-bones RTF editor. What app will approximate WordPad on an Android? Bonus points if the editor also syncs itself between Android and Windows. [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Dec 24, 2011 -
Going on vacation, I'll jailbreak my old iPhone so it can accept a local SIM for voice/data. I need to figure out how to set up the synching...which I'm slightly hesitant about because my regular in-use phone is (and will remain) non-jailbroken. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Mar 13, 2010 -
I'm trying to find a way to synchronize Outlook Calendar (on Windows) with Google Calendar that actually works - as my current solution doesn't. Bonus points if I can sync contacts as well. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Why is my new wireless keyboard working, but not the wireless mouse it came with? [more inside]
posted by spec80
on Mar 6, 2009 -
What's the best way to keep data one way synchronized between an internal Mircosoft SQL Server database and a web facing mySQL database? [more inside]
posted by advicepig
on Apr 3, 2008 -
I want to copy files, ignoring & logging it if the target directory contains files with the same name. (Ubuntu 7.04) [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool
on Sep 10, 2007 -
I keep up with alot of rss feeds. I read them at work on my breaks, and then at home before bed and in the morning before work. I would like a reader that will synchronize between the two locations so that I know where I left off at work, or at home. I allways forget my USB memory stick, so having a portable app doesn't work well for me. I haven't found a web based RSS reader that was fast enough, and designed the way I like it, I like to have my feeds grouped into folders, and read them one at a time by clicking on the item and reading the article. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Apr 26, 2007 -
I'm collaborating with someone on multiple large music projects (200-500 megs each). I'm looking for a way to have the projects in a central repository and allow us to upload and download only our changes to and from the repository. [more inside]
posted by frenetic
on Sep 6, 2006 -
Is there a free Windows utility that will synchronize local directories with a remote one by (S)FTP? [more inside]
posted by skryche
on Aug 8, 2006 -
How do I automatically synchronize (via SFTP) an application data file at launch/exit of an application on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by sfluke20
on Jul 2, 2006 -
I want to easily and quickly synchronize my work laptop with my home office desktop every evening when I get home, and visa versa just before I leave for work. What software and what hardware do I need. Cost is not a primary issue, but time and convenience are. A seamless "plug this here" "two clicks there" operation is my goal. Machine 1/2 is backup for machine 2/1 every 12 hours.
posted by elmaddog
on May 16, 2006 -
How can I implement bi-directional synchronized table changes in a mySQL database and Microsoft Access? [more inside]
posted by mic stand
on Apr 19, 2006 -
I add appointments to my calendar at work (desktop) and home (laptop) but miss appointments because I am at the wrong computer or away from both. Help me stay synchronized.
posted by special-k
on Mar 30, 2006 -
Thinking of abandoning Palm OS for Windows Mobile, and Windows for Mac. Can I still sync? Please let's avoid a four-way fanboy war here. Just asking about syncing. [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz
on Feb 25, 2006 -
What is your preferred methodology for syncing your ipod between an imac and an ibook so that you don't get duplicate songs/podcasts on your ipod? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Oct 25, 2005 -
I maintain a complex website that I update by hand. (Unfortunately, this is unavoidable.) I want my local directory to be an exact mirror of the site, so that when I alter and modify thirty HTML files and I can simply run a script to copy them instead of FTPing them all by hand, in addition to removing deleted files and downloading any server-side changes made by scripts or other users. What's the best means to do this on OS X? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 17, 2005 -
I maintain lists of to-dos and other information in a lot of text files. Currently I've been having to shuttle them between work and home via my FTP server, which is about a five step process and rather annoying, espcially when Dreamhost is slow. What is an easier way to synchronize text files between two Windows XP machines that are NOT on the same LAN... with a big emphasis on EASY, preferably two steps or less?
posted by hansbleep
on Dec 31, 2004 -
I am using Ical on my Imac and Ibook. I need to Isynchronize them without using Webdav or .mac. Given that the files generated by Ical are straight text, and complient with the IETF spec., is there some simple, smart way to do this?
posted by mecran01
on Oct 18, 2004 -
Excel query. I have two Excel spreadsheets that I want to have automativally update each other. But, the format that they are in is generally incompatible. These are used as scheduling documents for the place where I work.
One spreadsheet is very wide. It lists each individual person at the top and their personal schedule below it. It lists breaks using "ONE" as the first half of a 30 minute block, "TWO" as the second half of a 30 minute block, and "LONG" as the entire 30 minute block.
The other spreadsheet is much less wide. It has 7 days listed and three columns. One is for "LONG" one is for "ONE" and the third is for "TWO." In each column, each person's name is entered in the appropriate block as defined in the first spreadsheet.
Can I get those two to talk to each other? Can I tell the first spreadsheet that if the word "TWO" is in a certain field to put the name of that person in another field on another spreadsheet?
posted by ajpresto
on May 11, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend some Windows software to synchronize a local directory with a remote FTP directory? I want to do nightly remote -> local backups that just download the changed files from my web server, but I can't seem to find software that will do this simple thing.
posted by frenetic
on Apr 1, 2004 -
I use a whole bunch of PC's - three mainly, my laptop at work, and a desktop and laptop at home...I'd like to find a way of keeping my favorites synchronised on all three OR keeping them all in one place on the web and being able to access them...oh, and I'd like the solution to be 'free' and look cool...(is there an easy way to harvest the 500 favorites on my work laptop - and turn them into a web page?)
I use IE6 on all of my PC's....but some web based solution would allow me to access all my links from other machines/browsers.
posted by mattr
on Mar 10, 2004 -
Anyone using .Mac? I'm considering it 'cause I want to use iSync for my contacts and calendar, but $100/year seems spendy.
posted by kirkaracha
on Feb 26, 2004 -
Is it possible to use one Palm-based handheld to synchronize Lotus Organizer at work (for contacts and calendar) and Microsoft Exchange at home? Or two different Exchange servers (we may be migrating to Exchange soon at work)?
posted by adampsyche
on Dec 16, 2003 -