Moving to the cloud

Right around the holidays I started reflecting not just on the previous year but on also on the technology in my life and how it gets used.  I’ve always been one to appreciate simplicity, ease of use as well as minimalism, not just in my home life but also in all things technical.  A clean desktop without tons of icons runs better and is easier to be more productive on. A computer running only the software that is necessary to get the job done is far easier to maintain and troubleshoot than one with bloated with software.  So as the year came to an end I set about reducing the number of devices I use as well as coming up with an effective solution for maintaining cross platform compatibility when it comes to my data.  We all use tons of data, everything from our address book to recipes to Facebook to twitter to of course the probably 1000’s of pictures and music files we all have. I needed a way to not only have a “hard” copy one but to also have that sync’d to my online cloud services.  This was my big geeky project for the Winter break, to consolidate all of the many folders of data scattered about on Macs, PCs, iPads, iPhones and my Windows phone.  The second part of the project was to sync this now aggregated, organized folder up to the cloud services that I use, which currently are OneDrive and Dropbox.  Just a side note, I’ve become more and more attracted to Android and Google and easily see myself moving over to this platform if Microsoft doesn’t get its next iteration of Windows phones just right. So knowing that i had to sync in a three way configuration I was on the hunt for either and app or a service that would accomplish this easily and without complicating my life or taking away from my rather limited time.  The solution I’ve found and can highly recommend is cloudHQ, it in fact was built with this very scenario in mind.  I’m really happy that I found this service and can recommend them if you are looking to accomplish creating an organized, redundantly backed up centralized folder system available on ALL your devices  There web address is https://www.cloudhq.net.  Let them know Ken sent you if you do and let me know what your experience is as well.

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