Dropbox is a great invention for Mac users. Think of it as a synchronized folder on your Mac. It syncs files to a server in the cloud. That syncs those same files on other Macs or PCs. Dropbox basic is free. Many Mac apps use Dropbox to sync files between Macs (1Password is one of the best). Here’s what Dropbox needs.
Competition Is Coming
Apple’s iCloud is on the way. How it will get used, only Apple knows, and I’m certain even they don’t know yet. But Dropbox has competition. Sugar Sync is an attractive way to sync files online and between Macs, and works similarly to Dropbox.
What Sugar Sync does that I like better is make it easy to sync files from anywhere on your Mac. Dropbox wants you to drop files into the Dropbox folder in the Mac’s Finder.
MacDropAny is a Mac app that lets Dropbox do what Sugar Sync does. Sync any folder on the Mac to drop box.
Now, tell me why this isn’t built in to Dropbox instead of being an add on app?
It’s easy enough to use. Open up MacDropAny and find a folder you want to since with Dropbox.
Once you’ve selected a Mac folder to sync to Dropbox, you’ll need to give it a Dropbox name.
Easy enough, right?
What’s happening is simple. Think of it as an alias from your selected folder to Dropbox. Dropbox thinks the folder and its contents are in the Dropbox folder.
Now, Sugar Sync has that function built-in. Why doesn’t industry leader Dropbox have it?