How do i keep 2 macs in sync?

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  1. essay

    essay Active Member

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    I just bought an iMac 20" today.

    I still have my powerbook 12 for my mobility.

    I see a future concern though. I know I will be using both macs. My question is: how do i keep these two macs always in sync?

    1) safari bookmarks
    2) emails
    3) more importantly, word documents i create or am presently working on either mac.

    The iMac is in my bedroom. (Will be using it for occasional photoshop, audio & video work, and of course, some word documents every now and then)

    The PB is the one I will bring to my office and where probably all my office documents will be done, emails and internet browsing too, (and some photoshop & occasional video perhaps).

    I want the iMac to be the "master" computer, and the PB, its "slave", if you know what i mean. :) So, I want that whatever the PB does will be synced to the iMac.

    Any idea how to do this? Is there a software that does this smoothly?
     
  2. RommelReyes

    RommelReyes Active Member

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    use transmit.

    allow ftp connections on your imac and pb. than sycnhronize files from your desired folders on your pb into a similarly named folder on your imac on a regular (daily) basis or synch the other way when you do work on your imac.

    that's what i do for my mb and my imac, but this is a manual process. i just take care to do it consciously everyday. hth.
     
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    trigo Well-Known Member

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    is sync built in transmit? sorry for the noob question.
     
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    RommelReyes Active Member

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    yes. it's one of the icons on the menu bar.....
     
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    trigo Well-Known Member

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    thanks. i'll try this one!
     
  6. jps444

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    using my .mac account to sync most information i have between my macpro and my imac. the first two options you gave are easily synced via .mac. then for certain files i use idisk.
     
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    .mac will do the trick with a price, but i use it.

    since iMAC will be the master, and PB will be the slave, i encourage you to buy a portable HDD, 250GB with firewire is great.
     
  8. benzng

    benzng Well-Known Member

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    care to share how you do this in .mac?? i'm thinking of getting an account kasi.

     

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