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Author Topic: Google Docs Sync  (Read 2692 times)

awraynor

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Google Docs Sync
« on: May 05, 2011, 08:22:50 PM »
I like a lot of the products by Google, but they fall short in major features for many of them.
This includes an inability to sync folders with google docs.  I have searched and haven't
found a good overall product for this feature.  Is it there and I don't see it, am I the only
one that needs this feature, please help me out?

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 03:23:17 AM »
Are you composing documents in Google Docs or are you primarily using it to share documents you've created in something like MS Office?

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 02:16:38 PM »
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office: http://tools.google..../dlpage/cloudconnect

Automatically syncs documents on your computer that are opened with office onto Google Docs. Not sure if this is what you want.

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 02:47:50 PM »
40hz.  Yes, documents I create in Office, I would like to sync to gdocs.  I tried gladinet, but found
it to have a very awkward interface and not completely reliable.  I create my docs and sync via
dropbox to other machines, but would also like to have them stored in gdocs.  So basically, a dropbox
like program that can recursively search existing documents and sync to gdocs is what I am looking for.

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 03:16:33 PM »
very interesting.  I must take a closer look at this cloud connect.   :)

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 04:49:46 PM »
Haven't tried it, but this seems to be what you're looking for:

http://www.syncdocs.com/
English will never be my first language, it doesn't meter how hard I try.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 04:54:46 PM by paulobrabo »

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 07:29:53 PM »
I saw this recently on Lifehacker, but ignored it because it said syncs one folder.
I assumed that meant no subfolders, so you know what happens when you ASSUME  :wallbash:
Thank you for looking at this in more depth, it appears to be just what I need!

With the google docs app for my Droid X, this really helps me keep my docs
available all the time. 

Does anyone pay for personal use of the business version?  I don't see where I need the
extra features, although it doesn't do a good job of explaining the Outlook interoperabilty.

Thanks again paulobrabo

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 08:41:36 AM »
@paulobrabo: Thanks for the link to syncdocs.com.
Looks VERY interesting.

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2011, 07:49:27 PM »
I synced a folder full of scanned pdfs/docs to google docs with syncdocs.  It did create a backup copy
of the entire folder, so if you have a low quota for dropbox, etc. be aware of this.  I am giving google
docs a try, as I like the ability to access my docs through google and don't want a big bloated
software suite on my desktop that I use rarely, although I do have Office 2010. 
I am trying the beta of Office 365, although it is a bit more labor intensive and really more than
I need.  Maybe using Office locally with google docs for remote access is the best plan for me?

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Re: Google Docs Sync
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 02:32:42 AM »
@paulobrabo: I installed Syncdocs. It worked just like it should have. Very good idea.
I was changing a lot of document names and sharing properties in Google Docs, so I expected  the syncing to be busy - but not as busy at it in fact was!    :(

I couldn't understand how come my bandwidth utilisation was going off the scale, until I realised that that for every "Collection" in Google docs, there is a corresponding Folder created on the client (backup) hard drive. "Collections" are in fact not proper "Folders", but categoristion tags under a different name.
Lots of my docs are/were categorised under various "Collections". So, if a document was tagged into (say) 5 Collections, then syncing caused 5 copies of the file to be dispersed across 5 Folders on my hard drive. Duplication big time.

So I switched the syncing off. Maybe I will only let it sync once a week.
If I had left it on, then it would have blown my bandwidth cap in no time, given the rate I was changing things.