Review: Cloud Storage And Synch Tool Works With Google Docs

PCWorld: Review: Cloud Storage And Synch Tool Works With Google Docs

Syncplicity doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of other cloud storage and file synch tools, reviewer Glenn Fleishman says, but it is tightly integrated with Google Docs, allowing synchronization of Google Docs files to local and Syncplicity cloud storage.

“On the surface, Syncplicity looks much like other online storage services, offering file synchronization (between computers and the cloud) and archiving. But Syncplicity differentiates itself from other online storage services by tightly integrating with Google Docs: Syncplicity’s file-syncing tools talk directly–via the Google Docs API–to Google’s servers. That means you can synchronize copies of all files in your Google Docs storage area with Syncplicity’s cloud storage service and on any computers set up with Syncplicity’s desktop sync.

You can open and modify Google Docs files using Mac desktop tools such as Microsoft Word or Excel. (Documents you created with Google Docs’ online tools appear in a compatible form for editing.) In the Web interface, you can use Scribd iPaper for reading Web files, Zoho for editing them, and Picnik for editing images. You can, of course, still edit documents at Google’s Docs Web site. Wherever and however these changes are made, once saved they are propagated everywhere else.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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