This is a really cool little tip, if you’re an avid user of library driven software in the vain of GTD to-do lists, image libraries and want to access the software (and the all the new content you’ve added to them) from any of your computers dynamically.
Ok i’m already assuming you have your own dropbox account, and is all set-up on all your desired computers….if not, firstly head over to Dropbox.com, sign-up and set it up.
For this demonstration, i’m going to use Cultured Codes, ‘Things’.
Firstly close down the application if it’s running, and instead hold alt (option key) and click on the Things icon in your dock.
You’ll get a little pop-up asking you to Choose Things Library. Click ‘Create’ and navigate over to your Dropbox folder on your computer. I like to create a new folder to keep all the libraries separate, so i call it ‘Things-sync’, press ‘Create’, press save and we have our new library built on our dropbox account.
Now we need to boot-up the other computers that we wish to sync the software with. Make sure you have your dropbox account installed there too, and the same as before, alt+click on the Things icon in the dock. This time, instead of choosing ‘Create’, we click ‘Choose’. We locate the folder appropriately titled, ‘Things’, click open and there you have it. The app is synced up between two computers. Just follow the second step for syncing up more computers to the same application.
The only real difference you may see in doing this with other applications, is that they may solely save a library file. So when you choose the library from another computer, you will select that file and not the folder containing it. Enjoy!