Synchronization between 2 computers

Thagichu

Village Elder
#1
WakuMBWA, saindieni kidogo. I have an office PC and a field laptop. When in office, I prefer working on the desktop because it has a big screen plus its more powerful. And very good with excel. Nikiwa field, bado nahitaji kutuma emails, sometimes I do a quote, etc on my laptop.

How can I make the two computers to be a copy of each other such that nikitengeneza quote from the laptop inacopy automatically to the desktop and vice versa? Same with mails, I use office 365 so receiving is no issue. Problem is sent mails (niko na .pst).

NB: Msiniambie ninun ue kitu.Am looking for a free solution.
 

wakandeba

Village Elder
#4
You have several options:
1. Remotely accessing one machine from the other, but you need a consistent internet access on both. (TeamViewer)
2. Cloud storage and synchronisation (Drop box, google drive, 4shared etc). You drop and synchronise the file with cloud from one machine andit will sync with the rest.
3. External storage. this is where you upload your files to a CUSTOM machine that is hosted online where you can download, update, and upload modified files.
4. The old one is email. before you leave one machine, you compose an email with the docs u need and save in drafts.
 

Thagichu

Village Elder
#5
You can try downloading team viewer and partner/pair the two machines. I have it on my laptop and office desktop and at times I can access my office computer while I am out of the office so long as it is online. I can even transfer files from one to the other

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What about synchronizing mails? Or offline access?
You have several options:
1. Remotely accessing one machine from the other, but you need a consistent internet access on both. (TeamViewer)
2. Cloud storage and synchronisation (Drop box, google drive, 4shared etc). You drop and synchronise the file with cloud from one machine andit will sync with the rest.
3. External storage. this is where you upload your files to a CUSTOM machine that is hosted online where you can download, update, and upload modified files.
4. The old one is email. before you leave one machine, you compose an email with the docs u need and save in drafts.
2&3 look the same. How do i handle mails?
Any way of automating? And emails?
 
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TerribleWaste

Guest
#6
Any way of automating? And emails?
Dropbox syncs files automatically as long as there's an internet connection.
For emails I suggest you use the web interface of your email provider. Even Ms Outlook, the king of desktop email, uses IMAP or POP to connect to majority of email providers. That almost always never syncs Drafts.
 

amun

Village Elder
#7
What about synchronizing mails? Or offline access?
For emails , use gmail for business, works very well , synronizes my emails folders between two comps and a phone

For offline access synchronization of files, look for a paid up app, there are loads of them with myriads of synch params
 

amun

Village Elder
#8
Dropbox syncs files automatically as long as there's an internet connection.
For emails I suggest you use the web interface of your email provider. Even Ms Outlook, the king of desktop email, uses IMAP or POP to connect to majority of email providers. That almost always never syncs Drafts.
No need to use the web interface , just set up a client and use IMAP

POP will mess you up big at some point with the synchronization across multiple clients
 
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TerribleWaste

Guest
#9
No need to use the web interface , just set up a client and use IMAP

POP will mess you up big at some point with the synchronization across multiple clients
I ditched email clients long time ago. I used to love Outlook+Gmail IMAP but drafts just kept sticking to local PC.
 

amun

Village Elder
#10
I ditched email clients long time ago. I used to love Outlook+Gmail IMAP but drafts just kept sticking to local PC.
Depends on the folders selected for synchronization, most probably you were on default settings

It's never let me down, I always have replicas of everything from drafts to contacts (synched between PCs and phones )
 

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