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#1 User is offline   gardenspecialist 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

I would like some recommendations for programs to do file sharing across the Internet. One client would be a Mac; the other a PC. The simplest would be remote access from the PC to the Mac. If the program can sync files that would be even better. Most of the files would be Word documents but pictures would be useful.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

View Postgardenspecialist, on 23 January 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

I would like some recommendations for programs to do file sharing across the Internet. One client would be a Mac; the other a PC. The simplest would be remote access from the PC to the Mac. If the program can sync files that would be even better. Most of the files would be Word documents but pictures would be useful.

Nicholas Geti


There are a number of ways to do this.

One of the easiest ways is to use a service like Dropbox. Dropbox (like most such services) will "sync" a particular folder from your computer to the "cloud". This can be done on each computer, which means that all computers that you set up with the Dropbox client will have all the same files and those files will be fully synced/updated as you change them on any of the computers. This is if all the computers are your computers.

If you want to share files with other, then Dropbox can handle that as well. You can do pure "share a link" type sharing where you are basically just giving the file to the other person. Or you can do a shared folder where any files in the folder will be synced to your computers as well as the other person(s) computers. Thus, if the other person makes a change to the file or adds a new file, you will automatically get the new file or updated file.

Dropbox is free. You get about 2 GB at first, but can get more free space in different ways. For example, if you decide to try Dropbox out, you can use this referral link: http://db.tt/UY1OmarZ. This will get you an extra 500 MB (it also gives the person "referring" the new user 500 MB...in this case me). So, that also means that if you sign up and refer other people, you can more space when those people you refer sign up.

Actually using some sort of remote access is also possible, but it is generally a bit more complex to setup than using a service like Dropbox.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I agree with smax on dropbox, which I use all the time. (go ahead and use his referral link though, since I've already maxed mine out and thus can't get myself any more storage from that)
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:31 AM

View Postgardenspecialist, on 23 January 2013 - 12:14 PM, said:

I would like some recommendations for programs to do file sharing across the Internet. One client would be a Mac; the other a PC. The simplest would be remote access from the PC to the Mac. If the program can sync files that would be even better. Most of the files would be Word documents but pictures would be useful.

Nicholas Geti

Hi Nicholas Geti,
If you dont want to install dropbox, you can try Google drive..thats amazing for word docs, excel etc.
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