iClouDrive now available in Spanish and French
I’m happy to announce that iClouDrive, my free app which lets you sync folders between your Macs using your iCloud account, has just been updated to v1.14 with translations into both Spanish (thanks to Fernando Sánchez!) and French.
This means that many more people will be able to use iClouDrive in their native language. If you’d like to help with translating one of my apps into your language, please contact me!
You can download the latest version on the iClouDrive page of my website.
If you’ve already installed iClouDrive, and you want to get this cool icon, please just download the latest version, and run it again. Your files will not be deleted, and you’ll get the cool icon.
MacDropAny Video Walkthough
This is a video walkthrough of how to sync any folder on your computer with the cloud, using MacDropAny, my free app.
MacDropAny now in French, Dutch, German & Spanish!
I’m very happy to report that with the release of MacDropAny v2.03 last night, MacDropAny is now available in a total of four languages; French, Dutch, German and (of course) English.
I’d like to extend a big thank you to the great translators, Leander Stellemans for Dutch and Thomas Schulze for German, who have helped me to bring MacDropAny to the native languages of many more users. Someone has kindly offered to translate MacDropAny into Spanish, and I expect to have this included in an update soon.
If you speak another language, and would be willing to spend about 15 minutes translating some MacDropAny into your native language, please get in touch. At the moment, I’m especially keen to get an Italian translation, but all languages will be happily accepted.
Version 2.01 of MacDropAny, the easiest way to sync any folder on your computer with the cloud, was released today. This update adds a Dutch localization (thanks to Leander Stellemans!) and also fixes a bug which caused a fatal error message to appear if a duplicate folder was about to be made.
You can get the latest update on the MacDropAny page.
Introducing MacDropAny v2.0
I’m very happy to announce to you today the release of MacDropAny version 2.0! This release is a major step for MacDropAny, and app which has served users over 145,000 times since its release in February 2011.
MacDropAny is by far the easiest way to sync any folder on your computer with the cloud. This update packs a number of great features and improvements, including:
- Added support for Box.com and iClouDrive cloud storage and syncing solutions, in addition to the already supported Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive.
- Added French localisation.
- Fixed support for the right-click menu in Finder.
- Improved speed.
- Many bug fixes.
You can download the latest version from the MacDropAny page of my website.
I would also love to translate MacDropAny into more languages, especially German and Spanish. If you’d be interested in helping translate, please contact me.
It is with much excitement that I announce to you today the release of iClouDrive: the easiest way to use your otherwise unused iCloud storage space for syncing files between your Macs.
iClouDrive works like many other file syncing services. It creates a folder on your computer which is auto-magically synchronised with all of your other Macs. Apple gives all iCloud users a free 5GB portion of storage, and it is this storage that is used for syncing files
I’m happy to announce the release of MacDropUpdate v2.1.1. This update fixes broken functionality, and allows MacDropUpdate to once again function as the easiest way to make sure that you’re always running the latest version of Dropbox.
As always, you can download the latest version from the MacDropUpdate page on my website.
Calling for Feature Requests for MacDropAny v2
MacDropAny was originally released in February 2011 as an easy way to sync and folder on your computer with Dropbox. Since then, support has been added for Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive, and over 145,000 folders have been synced.
I’m now in the process of entirely re-writing MacDropAny to be faster, more bug-resistant, and to have more features. To this end, I’d love to hear what features you’d like to see in the next version of MacDropAny. I’m especially interested to hear if there are any other cloud services you’d like to have MacDropAny work with.
If you have any feature request, please either comment on this post, or send me a message and I’ll see what I can do.
How to sync a folder to multiple computers
I am often asked for instructions for how to synchronise a folder to multiple computer. This could be useful if you wanted to have your Desktop, Documents folder, or something else easily accessible on all of your Macs.
This can be done easily thanks to MacDropAny, my free app. To do this, just follow these simple instructions:
- Make sure that you have a backup of your computer (or at least a backup copy of the files you are going to be tinkering with). As outlined in the Zibity Software Licence, I cannot be held responsible for any loss of data incurred as a result of using my apps.
- Pause (or quit) Dropbox on all of the computers which you want to sync
- On the first computer, use MacDropAny to sync your Desktop folder (or Documents, Downloads, etc.).
- Repeat this previous step on all of your other computers, however you must make sure that you locate the “Dropbox copy” of the folder in the same location inside your Dropbox. For example, in the root (top) folder of your Dropbox, and you must make sure that when you are asked what you want the folder to be called, that you use the same name on all of your computers.
- Unpause (or launch) Dropbox on all of your computers at the same time.
Let Dropbox sync all of the changes.
If everything has worked correctly, you should now have a folder which magically keeps itself in sync.
You can do this with any folder which is on your local machine (ie not on an external drive). Additionally, it is not reccomended to sync folders with thousands of files (your Applications folder, for example), as Dropbox can sometimes throw a bit of a hissy fit when you do this.
If you find MacDropAny particularly useful, please consider making a small donation to help support future development. I’m only 15 years old, so any contribution, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated.