In case you’re not aware of Microsoft’s product to synchronize multiple devices together, allow me to introduce Microsoft Live Mesh.
What’s the main purpose? Well, I always get myself in a situation where I have files from 1 machine and then I have to transfer it to my Mac or I want to read it in my mobile device. How do I do that now? A couple of things – it’s either I email the file to myself or I get a USB drive and copy the files there.
Where does Live Mesh come into play then? Simple. With Live Mesh, you can easily synchronize files (via folders) to multiple devices. Plus, they offer 5GB of online storage!
Here are some simple steps for you to be able to do that:
- Sign-up for a Windows Live Account
- Go to the Live Mesh site and sign-in
- Add your devices. They now have a support for Mac, so make sure that when you sign-up, you’re signed-in via your Mac machine.
- Make sure you download their software and install them on your devices.
- Create a ‘Mesh’ folder. You’re not just limited to one folder. These folders are then synchronized to any Live Mesh Device you specified.
That’s it! It IS that simple.
What’s cool about this is you really don’t upload anything. You just copy-and-paste, or move files to that folder and voila, it’s on your other machines in a matter of minutes!
The good thing about this is their support for the Mac. As you can see below, I was able to register my Mac to Mesh. With that, I was able to access files from my Mac to my other laptop. That’s an easy way for me to transfer files or photos if I need them in multiple machines!
I guess you can treat this as Microsoft’s way to compete with Apple’s Mobile Me. 🙂 Fine with me, Microsoft’s Mesh is free! 🙂
Note: images/screenshots are courtesy of Microsoft’s Mesh site