Synchronising files between devices usually entails one of two methods. The first involves establishing a physical connection between the two devices so that the contents of folders can be compared, while the second option takes advantage of cloud storage to act as an intermediary store for files. Cheetah Sync for Android eliminates the need for the middleman and allows you to synchronise files over your wireless network.
The app is available free of charge from the Android Market and in order to use it you will also need to download a copy of the desktop software for your Mac or PC. You can then set about the task of configuring folder pairs and Cheetah Sync will take care of the rest for you. If you regularly work with more than one computer, you can choose to synchronise to multiple machines and there are advanced options for controlling filtering and resolving version conflicts.
Cheetah Sync offers a great way to keep the photos you take with your Android’s camera in sync with your main photo library on your computer. Rather than having to manually copy files into place, or using complicated software, automatic synchronisation means that the photos you take can be copied into place for you so they are ready and waiting in the folder you would expect.
Of course, the same idea can be extended to any file type so documents are always where you need them. But you are not limited to using the app for standard synchronisation – it can also be used as a valuable automatic backup tool that takes the hard work out of safeguarding your data.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the review page.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk