@mjtsai@jws I was using Synology Cloud Station drive to sync files between my wife and I. Worked ok on Yosemite, but flaky on El Capitan. Never loved it much. Any good similar products? Commercial is fine. (Might just put on wife's mac and do file share).
@mjtsai We have a shared calendar, but it's been slow to adopt. My wife likes to do calendaring on a paper calendar when planning vacations or family visiting or such. Great for passive info requiring no action on our part, bad for apptmts. @johngordon
@mjtsai What's most helped calendar adoption has been phone availability - when a follow-up appointment gets scheduled at a dr office, that gets put right into ecalendar because that's what's available then and there. @johngordon
@jws@johngordon What I like about calendars for this is that you know exactly where to find the info without having to name the list/file. No clutter afterwards but can always go back for reference if necessary.
@johngordon@mjtsai@jws This is true across the board. Backups of cloud data is far from a solved problem. Made worse if you have a ton of silos. I was actually hoping WWDC would introduce solutions to this.
@johngordon@jws@mjtsai I’ve found, despite the problems in things like Music, that Apple’s solution is very good for non-techies who just don’t get these issues or complexities. Of course that hides the big gaps and problems that can pop up.
@jws@mjtsai@johngordon I used to use Google Docs a lot. I’ve found myself moving away from it. I can’t recall the last time I used it. Although my kids new school seems to use it a lot so that might be changing.
@jws@johngordon@mjtsai@adiabatic However 30 days is insufficient as backup and even one year while great is not ideal. Depending upon your data you really ought to go back farther than that. (Imagine a photo that got corrupted 2 years ago)
@clarkgoble@johngordon@jws@mjtsai well, if you can have it on a file on your computer and replace files by yourself, you can back files up and restore them.
That's why I think the Dropbox model effectively solves this problem.
@jws@johngordon@clarkgoble@mjtsai a purpose, but not the only one. My teeny Dropbox is super useful.
Then again, you can't back up what you can't keep a copy of on your own hard drive…I see the problem now.