Notational Velocity sync is broken!

Notational Velocity is my favourite note taking app for little bits of information you’d like to save anywhere then be able to recall later. Notational Velocity sync broke in October 2018 when the sync engine they relied on (Simplenote) changed the domain of their notes server. Over at GitHub there’s been a fix, but it […]

How to sync information between your Macintosh computers, iPads and iPhones.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you’ll want the latest information that you have available on each one as well as on your laptop, work and home computer.  There are a number of ways to synchronise them, but here’s my suggestions as to the best solutions. I’ve choosen the best solution for each area that needs syncing. 

Apple File Sharing – How to easily access files on other computers in your home or workplace.

Apple file sharing is by far the easiest way to share files if you have 2 computers on the same network. For example we have a MacBook in our family room and I have a Mac Mini in my study. Sometimes I find myself wanting to access files from the other computer. With Apple file […]

What are the differences between “Google Drive” (Google File Stream) and “Dropbox”

Dropbox and Google File Stream have big differences. Google Drive is best for publishing lots of files to multiple users. Dropbox is great to reliably sync files across your own computers. If you are used to Dropbox, don’t think of Google File Stream as being like Dropbox. Here are some of the differences: Dropbox keeps a copy of the […]

What is the difference between Google file stream and Google backup and sync?

‘Google File Stream’ and ‘Google Backup and Sync’ are quite different even though they are both released by Google. Google describes the differences as one being for ‘Personal’ use and one for ‘Business’. That’s not a bad summary. They do different things and it’s important to understand the difference before you start using them. Google file […]

What are the differences between “Google Backup and Sync” and “Dropbox”

Google Backup and Sync is very similar to Dropbox but there are some small differences. Google backup and sync has some extra options. Desktop Folder Syncing Google Backup and Sync also has the option to make a backup of your ‘Desktop Folder’ and sync it. Dropbox cannot sync your desktop folder. Sharing files on the […]