So after switching to BittorrencSync for a few months (which was working well) they bloated out the software and made it no longer completely free. Next I tried Synching, but it had issues with files that were open while it was syncing (for example KeePass).
So now its back to dropbox with EncFs encryption. DropBox’s synchronization just works really well. They have fast servers, and over all its a great solution. Only issue is trusting them, but so long as we are encrypting everything that doesn’t matter.
Additionally what i’ve done is created a small script to run on any freshly formatted computer i’m trying to setup for use.
This makes my dock sync across all computers, the screen shot default location to dropbox, and documents being stored on dropbox.
mv ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.d$
ln -s ~/Dropbox/File/osx/com.apple.dock.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.d$
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Dropbox/Screenshots
mv ~/Documents ~/Documents.old
ln -s ~/Dropbox/Documents ~/Documents
I get way too much email now and using the default apple service to manage email is hopeless. Both iPhone and OS X email applications suck at handling multiple email accounts or thousands of messages.
Since I’m using Google Apps on my own domain, the option to import email from your old email provider is not available so I’m using a tool called imapsync. According to google there is approximately a 500 megabyte per day IMAP transfer limit, however I found this not to exist, sending over 5GB of email over to google last night.
Now its jus ta matter of sorting out the hundreds of folders that were sent over and converted into google labels.
After using google apps gmail for a month or so now, i’m loving it. It works great. Only real thing lacking now is the ability to automatically PGP sign all outgoing emails without having to use thunderbird.
Gmail’s filters blow apple’s out of the water.
The search feature is fast and easy to use.
For now I’ve actually gone back to Safari, and am attempting to use apple’s keychain password manager as well. Will post more once i’ve tested it out some. So far so good though, really liking Safari actually.
So my KeePass Database has managed to get corrupted. I’ve been using KeePassX for years without issue, but recently switched to KyPass because of the KeePassHTTP integration (so that KeePass ties into your browser). So now I’m giving KeePassX2 Alpha a shot.
I was downloading some TV earlier today over my iPhone 5S’s 4G LTE and saw it go the fastest I’ve seen in a while – 1.5MB/sec. They must have upgraded one of the towers near me or something, because it’s usually only around half that.
So I’ve decided to give BitTorrent Sync (http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html) a shot for synching my Aperture library (approx 600GB).
So far it’s been running for about an hour and is still working on indexing my files, while slowly transferring.
Will post back once i’ve given it more time.
So I gave bing a try after one of the speakers at the San Jose Bitcoin conference a few weeks back spoke so highly about it. I have to say I’m not impressed. It just seems to be missing some key features of google search that i’ve become accustomed to.