13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2012 9:11 PM by RFB
leomore™ Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,

 

can someone tell me if there's the possibility to store documents (except for iWork docs) on iCloud?

I am about to buy more iCloud storage but I am not sure it is convenient if I can't backup everything I want (all file extensions).

 

???

 

Thanx,

 

L


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 - 16GB Ram
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,039 points)

    iCloud does not provide general file storage, only space for syncing iWork documents. You will need to look for alternatives: some are examined here:

     

    http://rfwilmut.net/migrate3

  • leomore™ Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot Roger for the quick answer.

     

    What about CloudApp? I was evaluating it... but not sure what the best solution would be.

     

    Thanks

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,039 points)

    It uses the same storage as Jungle Disk, just providing its own interface, but I don't know anything about it. My personal choice would be (and is) SugarSync, as mentioned in my page, but ultimately you need to look at them and see what fits your own particular needs.

  • leomore™ Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, than I'll go for sugar!!

  • Arnaud M Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Roger.

    I was wondering and maybe you'll have the same quick answer.

    I currently use iDisk where i store mutliple files that I have nothing to do with iCloud..so what is going to happen on June 12th..when Mobile me is turned down? Does it mean we won't be able to keep a general storage solution with Apple and we'll have to use an alternative solution?

    Thanks for the tip if you know.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,039 points)

    When MobileMe is terminated on 30 June 2012 the iDisk will cease to function and its contents will be deleted, so you need to have made alternative arrangements before then. My page may help you:

     

    http://rfwilmut.net/migrate3

  • Arnaud M Level 1 (0 points)

    Super. Thank you for your answer Roger.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,484 points)

    For storage of non iWork documents and syncing between macs (not iOS devices) this User Tip might be helpful.

  • leomore™ Level 1 (0 points)

    No way! Thank you so much!

  • leomore™ Level 1 (0 points)

    Winston, but what about seeing those documents in your browser (iCloud.com) and on an iPhone?

  • RFB Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks for offering another solution.  I, for one, am so disappointed with the new icloud.  I would gladly continue to pay the yearly fee to keep my iDisk.  Apple was the only company I trusted to store my important documents in cyberspace.  I guess I'm getting too old for Apple and now will be forced to find a non digital place to store copies of important documents.  I always thought it was a good idea to have at least representative copies of documents in case of a natural disaster. Do you suppose if I save items in a special folder which I never move or change that will work as "storage" using one of these "backup" applications/companies?  Oh my stars! I hate what Apple has done to me with this stupid iCloud!  Thanks again for your help.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,039 points)

    RFB wrote:

     

    Do you suppose if I save items in a special folder which I never move or change that will work as "storage" using one of these "backup" applications/companies?

    Most of the solutions in my page work by syncing with a folder or folders on your Mac: whatever you place in that folder is uploaded to the server, whatever you delete from that folder is deleted from the server. SugarSync also provides a 'Web Archive' facility which is an online-only area to which you can upload files which you don't need to mirror exactly on your Mac. (For example, I upload AAC versions of audio as safety copies while retaining AIFF versions on the Mac.)

  • RFB Level 1 (15 points)

    The "Web Archive" Facility sounds like what I want and need.  Sugra Sync is beginning to sound better than Carbonite & Mozy for my needs.  I will have to research both more carefully but thanks for the insight.