How to Turn iCloud Into a Dropbox-like Syncing Service
Apple’s iCloud brought several long-waiting features to the iOS and OS X, many are still waiting for Dropbox-like syncing service. However Apple haven’t gone that direction with the official release, here’s actually a way to trick iCloud into syncing files and folders between Macs, similar to Dropbox. Go through and we’ll show you the exact way on how to use this hidden functionality of iCloud.
1. How To Enable iCloud Document Storage
To proceed, Go to System Preferences > iCloud and now check the box beside “Documents & Data.” This enables the syncing of documents to an from your Mac and iOS devices ( currently Supported by the mobile Pages, Keynote, and Numbers applications).
2. Where to Find the Syncing Folder
Once when enabled Documents & Data syncing in iCloud, open a new Finder window and press Command + shift + G, and just type (or copy/paste) the following directory: ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Pnce finished, click Go.
Now you’ll find various folders inside this Mobile Documents folder. These folders contain the applications that are currently using your iCloud data storage. Don’t ever mess with any of the folders in this area.
3. How can you Auto-Synchronize
To sync files between your Macs, simply drag and drop any file or folder into the Mobile Documents folder. Any OS X that has the iCloud “Documents & Data” feature enabled will automatically have the added files and folders pushed to it, making the Mobile Documents folder acts just like Dropbox. via