Freeware To Synchronize Google Docs With Windows, Linux and Mac

by Rohit Khurana on January 30, 2012

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We all know cloud computing is one of the most popular and massively growing field in computer’s domain. Various utilities and tools have already been developed which helps the users to use this technology more easily and in a much better way. We all know its main advantage comes with the Web applications.  It’s now possible to not only write your emails online, but use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs, not to mention edit images, audio and even video, all within your web browser with the help of Cloud Computing. There are large numbers of web applications, among which Google Docs is just one. Although, it isn’t as full-featured as a Desktop office suite like Microsoft Office, but it has the great advantage of being “installed” wherever you have a web browser and an Internet connection.

But, as it is said there are always two sides of a coin. So, one of the major troubles with online document creation, of course, is that if your Internet connection goes down, or you find yourself away from home and without Internet access, then you can’t get to those documents, as they’re stored exclusively in the Web and that may create a big issue for you. In order to overcome this issue, Google recently re-introduced offline access, but it doesn’t work in every web browser, so still it doesn’t solve the problem completely.

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So, definitely a better solution would be to have copies of your Google Docs documents on your computer, so you can work on them while you’re offline which may help you in the above mentioned cause. But, in this solution you need to make sure that those copies are synchronized with the web copies. So, today we are going to discuss a much better solution which is present in a form of a small utility.

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Super Flexible File Synchronizer is basically a small, easy to use, useful and a freely available application which has been developed for Mac, Windows and Linux. This utility can be easily downloaded from the link given below. You may observe after downloading that the download page says: “There are no special installation requirements. The unpacked download file should work out of the box.”  So, no need of installation and once you extract the .tar.gz archive, you can directly see a file named SuperFlexibleSynchronizer right on the Desktop which is ready to be used.

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As you run it for the first time, as you don’t have any saved profiles to run, so you may use the first option: Perform a synchronization or backup.  Simply click the large button. This synchronization needs two different folders; when one is updated, the other is synchronized to match it so that it can make sure that everything is going right.

Further, you may see the Google Docs option in the pop-up window. Once you’ve chosen the Google Docs option, enter in your Google/Gmail username and password and it is ready to operate its functions. If you have a specific folder you’d like to synchronize, enter it in the Folder field, otherwise leave it blank to synchronize all your documents and it will take care of the whole procedure.

So, overall we can say that it is a nice little utility, which can help you in managing and saving your documents more easily and in a much better way. Just download it from the link given below to explore more of its features.

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