Sync Any Folder on Your Mac with Your Favorite Cloud Service

Sync Any Folder on Your Mac with Your Favorite Cloud Service

One of the things about using a cloud storage service is the fact that most do not let you sync folders on your computer. Instead, you have to add files to new folder that is created such as “Dropbox” or “My Drive” and then those files are synced to that cloud storage. This also creates more work for you because any time you want a file to be synced in the cloud, you have to manually move it over to the cloud storage folder.

Luckily, MacDropAny can change all of that for you. It lets you easily sync any folder on your Mac with your favorite cloud storage. This means no more moving files from one folder to another. When you add a file to a folder that’s synced to the cloud, it will automatically be added to your cloud service. Not only that, but this will allow you to have access to any folder on your computer from anywhere in the world, via the cloud.

MacDropAny supports Dropbox, Box, Copy, Google Drive, iClouDrive, and SkyDrive. Here’s how it work.

Syncing a Folder

1. You’ll need to download MacDropAny from the official website and install it on your computer. Note: MacDropAny is compatible with Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.

2. When you first open the application, you’ll need to read and agree to the terms of Zibity Software by clicking on “I accept.”

You'll need to agree to abide by the terms of the Zibity Software License.

3. Next, you’ll need to choose a folder to sync with the cloud. In the dialogue window that pops up, browse to the desired folder and click on “choose.”

Note: Alternately, you can drag a folder onto the MacDropAny icon in Finder or on the Dock, or right click a folder in Finder and select “sync via MacDropAny.”

Choose a folder on your computer to sync with the cloud.

4. Now you’ll need to choose the cloud service that you want to sync your folder to. As mentioned above, you can choose Box, Copy, Dropbox, Google Drive, iClouDrive, or SkyDrive.

Choose the cloud service that you want to sync your folder with.

5. Now you’ll need to choose where you’d like the folder to be located within your cloud service, and then click on “choose.”

Choose where in the cloud service you'd like the folder to be located.

Note: This will only work if you have the appropriate cloud service application installed on your Mac, since you’ll need to choose the folder from within that cloud service’s folder via Finder. Here are the download links for each: Box, Copy, Dropbox, Google Drive, iClouDrive and SkyDrive.

6. Enter a name for the cloud copy of the folder. It doesn’t necessary have to be the same as the folder on your computer; it can be whatever you’d like.

Enter a name for the cloud copy of the folder.

7. You should see a confirmation letting you know that the folder is now synced with your cloud storage, and it should start syncing on your computer.

MacDropAny folder sync success confirmation message.

You’ll then have the option to sync another folder or quit the application.

Un-Syncing a Folder

I’m sure you’re probably wondering what you should do if you no long want a folder to sync to the cloud. Well, this all depends on the service that you’re syncing to.

If you’re using Dropbox or Copy, all you have to do is delete the desired folder inside your Dropbox or Copy account via Finder.

If you’re using any other service, you’ll have to move the folder from your cloud service back its original location. If asked if you want to replace the folder, make sure that you do (click the “replace” button).

Final Thoughts

Now, you no longer have to move entire folders to your cloud storage. You can simply sync them within minutes. Plus, you’ll also be able to access the folders that you choose from anywhere in the world on another computer or even your mobile device, all thanks to MacDropAny and the cloud.

Charnita Fance
Charnita Fance

Charnita has been a Freelance Writer & Professional Blogger since 2008. As an early adopter she loves trying out new apps and services. As a Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS user, she has a great love for bleeding edge technology. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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