Monthly Archives: July 2012
Syncdocs works fine in along with with SkyDrive. You can sync to both Google Docs/Drive and SkyDrive simultaneously. You can also select a subset of folders in either to sync.
There are a few reasons one might want to sync to Google Drive and SkyDrive at the simultaneously. The main reason is to get your SkyDrive files synced with Google Drive and back. This means you can easily edit SkyDrive files online, share them to anyone and access them on any device.
SkyDrive has better support to remotely access your PC than Google Drive, and it also has a more familiar Microsoft Office viewer with Office 365. Google Drive has better Google Docs integration, however.
Google Docs also provides great online collaboration and and online office suite and is accessible from more devices than SkyDrive.
You might also want to sync to multiple cloud servers for redundancy. Syncdocs uses Google Storage to store your data and SkyDrive uses Microsoft’s services.
How to Sync Google Docs to SkyDrive
You can simply select your SkyDrive folder and have it synchronize to Google Docs with Syncdocs. Here’s how:
To access the selective sync menu.
1. Right click on the Syncdocs taskbar icon, and select Preferences. Then in the folder tab, click the Select button
2. Click on “Add folder” and select My SkyDrive.
Note that you don’t have to Sync your entire SkyDrive folder, you can select a sub-folder inside it, too.
That’s it! Changes you make to stuff in SkyDrive will be synced to Google Docs and changes in Google Docs will be mirrored back to SkyDrive.
You don’t have to sync the entire SkyDrive folder. You can select any sub folder or folders and only sync that to Google Drive.
This can be useful because Google gives 5GB free storage while SkyDrive gives you 7 to 25GB free.