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Collaborate between Office 2013 and Google Apps

Using the new Microsoft Office 2013 (Office version 15) you can easily save documents to your web SkyDrive account. You can share this online document with other Office 2013 users. However, to share to the widest number of friends possible, it’s best not to force them to use a specific product.

If you have Syncdocs installed, you can easily collaborate between Office 2013 and Google Docs, in real-time. You can also collaborate between the older Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions using Google Docs. This is useful if your collaborators don’t all use the same product.

Here’s how to setup online collaboration using Word 2013 and Google Docs:

First install the latest free version of Syncdocs.

Then create a document in Word 2013, here we’ve just used the welcome document. Then simply save it to your Syncdocs synced folder on your desktop.

In Google Docs you can edit or share the file.

Any changes you make online are automatically synced back into your MS Word in real-time.

And Word 2013 changes are synced up to Google Docs.

This way you can easily share and collaborate on the web using any version of Office from the last 10 years and Google Docs.

How to sync Google Drive to Dropbox

Syncdocs works fine in along with with Dropbox. You can sync to both Google Drive and Dropbox simultaneously. You can also select a subset of folders in either to sync.

Why Multiple Syncing?

There are a few reasons one might want to sync to Google Drive and Dropbox at the simultaneously. The main reason is to get your Dropbox files synced with Google Docs and back. This means you can easily edit Dropbox files online, share them to anyone and access them on any device.

Dropbox has better Linux/Mac OSX support than Syncdocs, so you can use Syncdocs and Dropbox together to sync files from your Mac and PC to Google Docs.

Google Docs provides great online collaboration and and online office suite and is accessible from more  devices than Dropbox.

You might also want to sync to multiple cloud servers for redundancy. Syncdocs uses Google Storage to store your data and Dropbox uses Amazon S3.

How to Sync Google Drive to Dropbox

Previously Syncdocs needed the Dropbox or Google Docs folder to be in a specific place. Now, with Syncdocs version 1.23 or later, you can simply select your Dropbox 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 Dropbox.

Note that you don’t have to Sync your entire Dropbox folder, you can select a sub-folder inside it, too.


That’s it! Changes you make to stuff in Dropbox will be synced to Google Docs and changes in Google Docs will be mirrored back to Dropbox.

Sync More Files for Free


We’ve just made it easier to get more file sync quotasyncdocs on twitter and facebook

Get way more file sync quota simply by inviting your friends to Syncdocs. You get a  +250 bonus per friend.

The person you invited also gets an extra 250 file bonus, so starts with 500 files. They can also invite others, while staying in sync with Google Docs on all their PCs.

Invite as many people as you wish, up to a max of 10,000 files.

Go here to invite by email, or to get a link to share on your blog, webpage, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


-The Syncdocs team