October 20th, 2006
I use more than one computer, and quite a bit. I use three regularly, and two or three more on occasion.
But this seems to be a surprise to many programs.
I want to carry certain things with me from machine to machine, access them from anywhere, and have changes propogate across.
Things such as:
- newsrc files (to mark which Usenet articles are read)
- mail (solved with my OfflineIMAP program)
- A small set of files
- Calendar/scheduler (appointments)
Now, MacOS X seems to do some of this with their for-pay mac.com service. But I wonder why so few other apps do this out of the box?
The newsrc question is a particularly difficult one to crack, it seems. There are various schemes for synchronizing bookmarks, but none seem to work reliably.