Optimizing Dual Computer Usage

March 18 2009, 5:06pm

I just finished optimizing performance between my desktop and laptop with a few programs, namely Syncplicity and Foxmarks.

Both upload data to a server then download it when the time is right. In the case of Foxmarks, I wanted to be able to have the same bookmarks in Firefox across the two computers I use. This extension allows me to do this.

Simply install the extension, sign up for an account, and upload bookmarks from one computer; then install the extension on the other computer, log in, merge or download the bookmarks uploaded to Foxmarks server. This service is customizable and allows me to much more easily keep track of the cool things I find on the internet.

The second service, Syncplicity is like Dropbox or Live Mesh. It allows me to move files effortlessly from one computer to another. No longer do I have to use USB or Gmail to transfer files. All I have to do is drop my files into designated "synced" folders and they will upload to Syncplicity's server. Once I've linked these folders to folders on my other computer, they will show up automatically. This service offers a broad range of customization as well. It's exciting how I no longer have to take the time to transfer files that I work on between computers.

PS: If you want an invite code, let me know and I can send you one.