3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2012 7:10 AM by dwb
GeneTee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been looking for a way to do this and can't seem to find a good answer.  I have a Time Machine that both computers backup to.  There should be an easy way to synch through that, I would think!  Any suggestions?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), Time Machine
  • 1. Re: How do I sync my iMac documents, etc., with my MacBook?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities


    You can use iCloud or Dropbox to have the same documents in your computers

  • 2. Re: How do I sync my iMac documents, etc., with my MacBook?
    GeneTee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am looking for a way to sync the two computers without storing documents in the cloud (and dragging them around) or moving them around on dropbox.  Before Time Machine I used to sync my files to an external hard drive as a backup (Norton).  Just run the program and poof its done.  Any suggestions on an application that will simply sync my two computers over my home network with the press of a button?

  • 3. Re: How do I sync my iMac documents, etc., with my MacBook?
    dwb Level 7 Level 7 (20,210 points)

    mende1 has my best choice: DropBox. Simply designate which folders you want to share and let DropBox do the heavy lifting. It updates files as they change and you never have to remember a thing.


    However, if you don't want to go that route, look for a syncing program. Having seen (and experienced) the inconvenience of data loss, I keep more than one backup using more than one backup system. I use ChronoSync to back up my media drive to another drive and I've been using it for a long time for more than that, including syncing files from one computer to another over my network.


    It isn't the least expensive solution, if you head over to MacUpdate.com you'll find all kinds of syncing programs and they run the entire pricing spectrum. What I like about ChronoSync is its flexibility - you can use it for backing up, cloning, and syncing - and the support from the programmer is pretty darn good too.