Mini review: Memeo Google Apps Synchronization

PCWorld: Mini review – Memeo Google Apps Synchronization

The new version lets you access files from Windows Explorer or the Mac OS Finder as well as from the Memeo client app. It also syncs files from your hard drive back to Google when you go online. The catch: it doesn’t work with the free version of Google Apps, only the $50-a-year Premier version.

“Memeo Connect, which my colleague David Worthington tried and liked a few weeks ago, is an app that lets Google Apps users sync their documents and other files to a PC or Mac so they can get access to them even when they’re offline. And as of today, it’s available in a beta of version 2.0, which lets you get at synced files not only in Memeo’s app but in Windows Explorer or the OS X finder, as well as in file open/save dialog boxes. The sync is two-way, so anything you drag or save into this repository gets moved back to Google Apps’ storage once you’re back online. And as before, Connect can handle files of all sorts and do conversions between Google Docs files and PDF and Microsoft Office formats.

This virtual drive shows up in Explorer or Finder labeled as “GDrive”–a playful reference to a Google product that people have been expecting to arrive any day now for at least half a decade. (Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve seen something called Google Web Drive in use at Google’s offices; I assume it’s undergoing internal testing and will get rolled out to the rest of us someday.) All in all, the new Connect competes more closely with (which launched its own syncing feature recently) and sync-focused services such as SugarSync.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
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