Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday August 20 Meeting Notes & Links

Aug21

News

Pick the Best Cloud Drive Service for You

    Tim’s Required Features for a Cloud Drive Service:

    • Primary
      • Multi-platform and multi-file
      • Desktop OS integration
      • Offline files on mobile devices
      • Shared folders
      • Minimun 50G
    • Secondary
      • Desktop OS selective sync
      • 3rd party app integration
      • Family data sharing
    Name
    Space/Cost
    OS Integration
    Notes
    Features & Price
    iCloud Drive
    [2T/$120]
    File Syncing/Many Apps
    No folder sharing until MacOS10.15
    Family data sharing on ≥200G; No selective sync
    Google Drive/One
    100G/$20y
    File Syncing/Many Apps
    Family data sharing
    Insync($40/account1time-https://www.insynchq.com/)
    OneDrive
    [1T/$36]
    File Syncing/Many Apps
    1T&Office/$70y; 100G/$24y
    Family data sharing for 365Home
    Box
    100G/$120y
    File Syncing/Some Apps
    Focused on Business and expensive
    Amazon Drive
    100G/$12y
    File Syncing/Branded App
    Slow; focus on photos
    Tresorit
    200G/$130
    File Syncing/Branded App
    End-to-end encryption but pricey
    Sync.com
    500G/$49y
    File Syncing/Branded App
    End-to-end encryption
    pCloud
    500G/$48
    File Syncing/Branded App
    Lifetime 500G/$175; Pushes toward offline files
    SugerSync
    100G/$90y
    File Syncing/Branded App
    Bad iOS app; slow and expensive
    Mega
    50G/Free
    File Syncing/Branded App
    200G/$70, but limited bandwidth; End-to-end encryption; Only link sharing
    IDrive
    2T/$70
    File Syncing/Branded App
    No folder sharing; No mobile off-line files; a backup service with file syncing added
    Dropbox
    2T/$120
    File Syncing/Many Apps
    Persistent desktop app; 3 linked devices for free account; No middle space option
    Yandex.Disk
    100G/$20
    File Syncing/Branded App
    Russian based

    Misc

    Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

    Jul31

    Pick the Best Cloud Drive Service for You

    Having access to your files on all your devices is more important and beneficial than it has ever been. Keeping your Mac, iPad and iPhone in sync gives you the power to have everything you need at your fingertips all the time. There are many affordable services available for cloud drives, but one size never fits all. In the upcoming macOS Catalina, iCloud Drive is getting some nice updates and Dropbox recently made some updates that have angered many users. Lets discuss these options for syncing our files.

    Please join us at the next Mini’app’les meeting!

    DATE:
    Tuesday, August 20

    TIME:
    6:30 – 9:00 PM

    LOCATION:
    Southdale Library (Helen Young Room)
    7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
    Apple Maps: https://tinyurl.com/miniapples
    Google Maps: https://tinyurl.com/miniapples-gmaps

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday July 16 Meeting Notes & Links

    Jul17

    Take Better Notes

    Tim’s Mac Upgrades

    Misc

    Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

    Jul09

    Take Better Notes

    Apple’s Notes app is already included on all of your devices and with iCloud, can be synced between them all. It’s one of the simplest note-taking apps, but there are many very powerful features that you may not be taking advantage of.

    Does Notes not cut it? Want to go even further? There are many other apps that do even more or are better suited to special situations or configurations. Let’s discuss Apple Notes and some other alternatives to wrangle all the important information you want to keep track of.

    Please join us at the next Mini’app’les meeting!

    DATE:
    Tuesday, July 16

    TIME:
    6:30 – 9:00 PM

    LOCATION:
    Southdale Library (Second Floor Conference Room)
    7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
    Apple Maps: https://tinyurl.com/miniapples
    Google Maps: https://tinyurl.com/miniapples-gmaps

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday June 18 Meeting Notes & Links

    Jun19

    News

    Build a Website

    • Visual Studio Code – text/code editor
    • Transmit – FTP (file transfer) app
    • RapidWeaver – Mac app for creating websites
    • Carrd.co – Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything
    • Google Sites – Build internal project hubs, team sites, public-facing websites
    • Micro.blog – alternative to Twitter or Facebook. A network of independent microblogs. Short posts like tweets but on your own web site that you control.
    • Squarespace – Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence.
    • WordPress.com – Create a free website or build a blog with ease. Dozens of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.
    • WordPress.org – Open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.
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