Thanks to services like Dropbox, many of us take it for granted that we can keep our files in sync across multiple computers, and that backup copies of those files will be saved up there in the cloud. But what if you want to use online file-storage with a group, to share files with friends, family, or co-workers? For instance, if you and a cousin or multiple cousins are working together on a genealogy effort, how do you all keep your files in sync in order to make sure that each person has the latest versions of everything? Next, how do you do this while making sure that nobody accidentally overwrites anyone else's files?
Even though the article is pubished in MacWorld, it covers Windows systems as well as Macs. One of the requirements of the review by Glenn Fleishman was that he only evaluated services that can share files amongst Macintosh and Windows systems alike.
Fleishman reviewed Box.net, Dropbox, the Mac version of Microsoft’s Live Mesh 2011 (which should be similar to the Windows version), Sugarsync, Syncplicity, and Google Docs at http://goo.gl/IzNXB
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