Every computer user is concerned about the data and back up of that important data. Storing your files in the cloud is the new way to keep a backup of your files. If you are using Google Docs, you can now sync your documents and other files to Google Docs using SyncDocs. Syncdocs lets you to migrate all your files to Google’s cloud. Simply select a folder on your PC, like “My Documents”, and Syncdocs copies it online and across all your computers, automatically. This folder is then kept in sync. Syncdocs integrates right into your desktop opening your files in Google Docs.
Google Docs is a great on-the-go and collaboration tool which is used by many users, but using the webapp to upload and download files is a little slow. SyncDocs keeps your Google Docs library in sync with a local folder on your computer for easy access.
If you’re a heavy Google Docs user, SyncDocs seamlessly integrates it with Windows by doing two things: keeping one folder of documents constantly in sync with Google Docs, and making Google Docs your default document editor. When you first start it up, you choose where to put your Google Docs folder, and it will immediately start downloading all the documents you already have stored in Docs. From then on, it acts like Dropbox for Google Docs: any change you make to your documents, whether from the folder in Windows or on the Google Docs webapp, will be synced back to the other side. You can choose to sync all files in that folder, or just the ones you can open and edit in Google Docs.
You can also choose to make Google Docs the default office editor for Windows. That way, whenever you double-click on a .doc, .xls, or other Office file, it will open in a Google Docs session in your browser. You can also separately make it your default PDF viewer. If you choose not to do these things, you can also open documents in Google Docs from the context menu, which is nice—you still get quick access to the document in Docs, but can keep using Microsoft Office (or whatever your chosen document editor) as the default.
Now let us see how this can be done in your computers:
1. Installation : The installation process for SyncDocs is simple. Once the basic install is done you will begin the account setup and synchronization process. You will need to enter your account login credentials and agree to the terms of service.
2. Handling of credentials:
3. Account Testing :
4. Next up will be the Preferences Section asking where you want your sync folder to be located and the name you want it to have, file types to be synced, whether you want your documents to be converted to Google Docs format or not, and Windows integration features you can have enabled if desired.
5. Final Step : Once you click the Finish Button SyncDocs will begin the synchronization process.
Note: SyncDocs will add a start up entry to your system for automatic synchronizing goodness every time you start your computer.
6. Context Menu :
7. Google Docs Sync Folder :
If you selected the option to have Google Docs as your default office suite, then double clicking your documents will open them in your default browser.
Some of its features :
- Backup your data online with Syncdocs. All file formats are supported. Your existing folder structure is preserved online.
- Automatic sync means you always have the latest version of your data with you. Access your files from any computer or smartphone. Access your Google Docs even when offline.
- Share files on your local PC easily and securely. Control and revoke who has access.
- Group features let cloud and desktop office users work together simply and see document changes in real-time.
- Google Docs is mapped as a network G-drive and your files are synced automatically.