iCloudDisk
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iCloudDisk lets you sync files between your Macs using iCloud, like iDisk.

iCloudDisk is the easiest way to use your otherwise-unused iCloud storage space for syncing files between your Macs. iCloudDisk creates a folder on your computer which is seamlessly synced using your iCloud account. Files are even saved for offline use.

Note: You must run iCloudDisk on all the Macs you want to sync with.
What's New
Version 2.4.4:
  • Minor under the hood changes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • iCloud account
  • Documents & Data syncing enabled



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iCloudDisk User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Sgginc commented on 10 Dec 2013
2.4.3 won't install on Mountain Lion.
Says OS not supported.
Requirements state 10.8 or later.

Thanks ... Ken
[Version 2.4.3]

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AlphaSoft (developer) replied on 10 Dec 2013
Thanks for pointing that out I will fix this as soon as possible...
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AlphaSoft (developer) commented on 03 Aug 2013
iCloudDisk has a major bug that I am working around the clock to fix. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
[Version 2.2.0]

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AlphaSoft (developer) replied on 04 Aug 2013
We have fixed it with version 2.3.0.
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liky4life reviewed on 05 Mar 2013
the best ever
[Version 1.2]


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Jimw commented on 10 Feb 2013
Just spent most of an hour trying to get this to work. No folder was created. No success. Checked out all folders with variations of "drop cloud" in them with File Buddy which searches all folders, even invisible ones. No success. I think I will go back to the alias suggesting using the app Obscurity and password protected formats to remotely backup critical files in case my machine dies.
[Version 1.1]

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Jimw replied on 10 Feb 2013
So done
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Fyreflye replied on 11 Feb 2013
Did you look inside your Public folder? I've got a Dropbox in mine
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Jimw replied on 11 Feb 2013
All Public Folders for every users have a dropbox. That does mean the product is or is not working. The issue is if it appears on iCloud when you examine your iCloud account with your Safari. I did a test and it did not for me.
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Fyreflye replied on 11 Feb 2013
@Jimw: That's actually what I thought, but I'm often wrong :) There's no box in my iCloud account either and I'm running OS 10.8.2 on the most recent Macbook Pro.
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Jimw replied on 11 Feb 2013
iCloud has always been somewhat confusing to me, especially with its piecemeal release and limited documentation. Today I did some investigation of it, and to the best of my knowledge (I could be wrong), here is a summary of what I have learned about it.

When Apple switched from MobileMe to iCloud they changed the entire paradigm of the service. iCloud is generally no longer designed to support an individual Mac user. Instead it is primary designed to support IOS devices. Forget about everything you knew or liked about Mobile Me. It no longer exists or only exists in limited functionality, iCloud can only be used to backup files from Apple Apps or 3rd party Apps designed to interface with iCloud. It cannot provide remote storage for any other files. It cannot be used for long term backup of photos; only transferring to IOS devices. If it does backup an unsupported user file through a trick, and I am not sure it does, it cannot be seen on the iCloud website. It is invisible. So in a nutshell, while iCloud may be great for users on a Mac network for transferring files, or to support IOS devices, it is next to useless for an individual Mac user unless they are using a supported Apple App, such as iWork. Even if you are using a 3rd party App that supports iCloud, the file will not appear when iCloud is viewed from the Web, but only from within the 3rd party App. This means you cannot browse the contents of iCloud from the web to verify files from 3rd party apps are present.

Frankly as an individual user with no IOS devices, I have given up on iCloud. I was hoping to use it for off site storage for critical files but that does not seem possible. So I have resorted to Microsoft's Skydrive which does allow this. It also provides a basic storage allotment for free. For once, Microsoft has done something right!
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Magosilvan commented on 10 Feb 2013
Contrarily to what said in point 1, in the window I see "Get DropCloud", not "Get DropBox"!
[Version 1.1]


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Dana Sutton commented on 05 Feb 2013
Just plant an alias of User>Library>Mobile Documents on your desktop and you're good to go. This folder is just like the Dropbox Folder, anything you put in it is backed up remotely by iCloud and can be accessed by any other Mac logged onto the same iCloud account.
[Version 1.0]

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Osos10 replied on 11 Feb 2013
Tnx for a great tip. Anyway to approach that from an iOS device ?
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Dana Sutton replied on 11 Feb 2013
There are some apps which allow you to see the contents of your iOS device and upload files to it. Maybe such a device has a similar iCloud folder you can access. I don't know because I've never tried it. Fool around with such an app, you might get lucky.
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Osos10 replied on 11 Feb 2013
Tnx
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World28 reviewed on 05 Feb 2013
An additional possible fix from https://discussions.apple.com/message/19374567#19374567

type in a terminal window:

sudo nano /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.ubd.plist

enter your password and then change

KeepAlive

RunAtLoad


to true


Then type the two commands

launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.ubd.plist

launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.ubd.plist

The ubd process stay alive even if the Terminal is no more running.

In case of a system reboot, a possible way would be to put the unix command

launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.ubd.plist

in a Applescript that is in the Applications to be launched at the startup.
[Version 1.0]

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DavidBlack123 replied on 05 Feb 2013
Yea I noticed that I think This app will work best with Mountain Lion
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World28 replied on 05 Feb 2013
It works fine with Lion 1.7.3 and above too with the fix I gave above. I checked also the reboot works fine (Lion 10.7.5). So Lion or Mountain Lion, it's the same ! By the way, no need of the application DropCloud to have the iCloud dropBox-like facility. It just helps to create the local directory in Mobile Documents, and create a link in the side bar. Nothing else !
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AlphaSoft (developer) replied on 04 Aug 2013
Thanks, but all these problems have been fixed in version 2.0 have your tried it?
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World28 replied on 04 Aug 2013
no not yet. i'll try and tell you. Thanks for the message
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World28 reviewed on 05 Feb 2013
Does not work on Lion 10.7.3 and above. The problem may be solved by launching the command

while true; do /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Ubiquity.framework/Versions/A/Support/ubd; done

in a terminal window and leave it permanently open ! Not found any other solution.

In few words, create a directory named DropCloud in ~/Library/Mobile Documents on each computer, turns on the documents management in iCloud Prefs, and that's it. So the program is extremely minimal in value. If it had fixed the Lion issue, then it would have been a real improvement. But the developper is very young, and he will certainly have time to think about the ubd process in Lion > 1.7.2 !

Ref: http://blog.justus-beyer.de/2012/02/mac-os-x-lion-10-7-3-doesnt-sync-mobile-documents/
[Version 1.0]


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Baccaroeja rated on 04 Aug 2013

[Version 2.3.0]


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iCloudDisk lets you sync files between your Macs using iCloud, like iDisk.

iCloudDisk is the easiest way to use your otherwise-unused iCloud storage space for syncing files between your Macs. iCloudDisk creates a folder on your computer which is seamlessly synced using your iCloud account. Files are even saved for offline use.

Note: You must run iCloudDisk on all the Macs you want to sync with.


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