Sometimes, there are applications on your Mac that devour up all that precious disk space, leaving you with not much storage for documents, music, and other applications. These apps sometimes do so without any indication, which can be frustrating when you're in desperate need of a few extra megabytes. Read on to find out how to reclaim that disk space and keep those apps from occupying your Mac.
FileStork is a free web service that allows you to create an online file request form in which the files uploaded through the form get fed right into your Dropbox account. An email with the form link can then be sent to one or more email addresses. The recipient will be able to upload the file through a simple web form, bypassing any email storage limitations.
Dropbox is great for cloud document storage, but what if you want to integrate a few other folders as well? Fortunately, there's a Mac app called DropLink that lets you link your Dropbox folder and an external folder on your Mac. Let's do this.
If you’ve ever needed a simple utility just to keep multiple pairs of folders or files in sync, chances are you’ve discovered File Synchronization, a small app that does exactly that. Thanks to a big update this week, the Mac OS X app is even more useful, with automatic synchronization and big speed increases.
Google Docs has become the ultimate go-to place when it comes to cloud document storage. The service not only enables you to access your documents and collaborate with other users, but you can also store important files to access anywhere. However, it's always a good idea to back up those documents if, say, your internet goes out, or if Google has another flub like when Gmail managed to accidentally delete a ton of users' emails. Fortunately, there's an easy solution for backing up your files to your hard drive.
Occasionally your Mac may refuse to boot due to any number of problems; however, you can still get to your important files so long as your hard drive is still intact. To do this, we’ll use a little-known boot utility called Target Disk Mode. Using this mode, you can connect your misbehaving Mac to another Mac and use it as an external hard drive, allowing you to retrieve your files and stow them at an alternative location.
If you have a Mac that is shared by multiple users, you may want to hide certain files, like those incomplete TPS reports, scans of your signed first-print Batman comics, and those photos from last week's ugly sweater party. On the Mac, it's easy to do by simply launching Terminal and typing in a command.
You may be familiar with the hardware version of the Pogoplug, but the company recently released a new software version of their popular remote hard drive access service. Available for both Mac and Windows, the service allows you to set up an account on your machine and access your Mac's files and the files on connected drives remotely via the Pogoplug website. In this how to, we’ll show you how to set up Pogoplug and access your files remotely.
Everyone has secrets. Whether it’s your complete collection of Justin Bieber B-sides or some photos that are better off shared with a very select group (the visual record of our sophomore year of college comes to mind), there’s just some stuff that’s better off hidden. When we were teenagers, that kind of stuff went under the bed. ÜberMask is the digital equivalent of that space. It’s not exactly Fort Knox, but hey—out of sight, out of mind.
Flash drives are getting better, harder, faster, stronger--and smaller. As storage becomes more portable, so does the need to secure your data. Read on and we'll show you how easy it can be to create a secure disk image on your thumb drive to store all your top secret files.