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Add Dropbox-like file syncing to iCloud What iCloud Is & Why It Changes Everything [Mac] What iCloud Is & Why It Changes Everything [Mac] Perhaps the biggest announcement made by Apple at the recent WWDC was that of iCloud, but many people are understandably not sure what it is. Is it a streaming media service? Is it a Dropbox... Read More . iClouDrive is a Mac app that syncs a special folder in your Documents folder to iCloud, allowing you to upload any app using only the Finder. Set this up on multiple computers using the same iCloud account and your files will sync to all of them, automatically.

Before iCloud there was MobileMe, which came with a feature called iDisk. With iDisk you could sync files between Macs by putting them in the proper folder – a feature missing from the App-oriented iCloud. You can save files to iCloud – the service comes with 5 GB of free space – but you have to do the saving from an app that specifically supports the service.

iClouDrive brings the folder-based syncing to iCloud, putting a folder in your Documents folder that syncs between every Mac you’ve set up for syncing. This allows you to sync files regardless of whether the program you made them with is supported by iCloud.

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Setting things up is simple. Download the app, then run it. Turn on iCloud in your Mac’s settings, if you haven’t already, and save a file to iCloud using (for example) TextEdit. Assuming you’ve done everything properly running iClouDrive should create your magic folder for you, meaning you can now upload files to iCloud using Finder.

  • Easy to use Mac Hack for iCloud.
  • Syncs a folder to iCloud so you can add files from Finder.
  • Works with any file, not specific programs.
  • Can use your free 5 GB of iCloud space.
  • Set up on multiple Macs for iDrive-style file syncing.

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  1. macwitty
    April 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This should have been in iCloud from the beginning