As a follow-up to the previous post – I’ve just configured and synchronized IE favourites on my work PC and laptop. Just awesome – so easy to do – few clicks and I’m not afraid to loose an important link that I saved when I was travelling!
I’d highly recommend Live Sync to everyone who has more than one computer running Windows or Mac OS – I’ve never seen a synchronizing tool that would be so easy to use.
I’m sure I’ll add more and more folders to synchronize – it’s too tempting to have important information in the same state on both machines without any kerfuffle :)
Sometimes I write really big blogposts (for example, I’m still not finished with translating my old blogpost about HTTP caching from Russian) so I save them as local drafts in Windows Live Writer (earlier as docx-files in Microsoft Word 2007). When I go mobile, I have to copy all the drafts and recent posts to my laptop; and if I edit them there – I have to copy drafts back to work PC when I come back home.
Basically it’s just a free tool to synchronize folders on any number of machines sharing the same Windows Live ID. But it’s damn easy to use!
All I had to do was:
- Install Windows Live Sync on both work PC and my laptop
- Signed in to Windows Live Sync website using my Windows Live ID on my work PC and on my laptop
- Created Personal Folder pointing to My DocumentsMy Weblog Posts directory (that’s the place where Windows Live Writer saves drafts and recent posts)
- Clicked to add my laptop to a list of devices that will get synchronized, selected My DocumentsMy Weblog Posts folder there
And that’s it, both folders were successfully synchronized.
Now I have most recent versions of my drafts and recent posts on both work PC and my laptop. Thanks, WindowsLiveSync Team :)