Syncing other files between your Macs is a different issue, usually handled by commercial apps, but now solved with a free and clever little app developed by a teenager. It’s appropriately called iCloud disk.
The Cloud Is A Disk
iCloud isn’t what we want to think it is. It’s Apple’s way of synchronizing some files between iOS devices, and Mac users appear to be more than an afterthought.
Afterthought? Yes, where are your iCloud files located on your Mac? They’re there, of course, but it’s as if Apple doesn’t want you to know the whereabouts.
Open the appropriate app, and you can get your files. But what if you have other files you’d like to store as a backup in iCloud or to make available to your other Macs?
There are a number of workarounds and hacks that do the trick, but for simplicity, heck out the free iCloudDisk app.
This kind of multi-Mac synchronization couldn’t be much easier, and it uses what you already have– iCloud.
Fire up iCloudDisk and it creates a folder on your Mac which is seamlessly synchronized in the background using your iCloud account.
Drop files into the folder and they’re automatically backed up to iCloud. Add iCloudDisk to another Mac (which uses the same iCloud account), and your files will be synchronized to the second Mac.
Yes, that’s just about it.
Apple obviously wants us to use iCloud to sync up files and data, but they’d don’t make it easy to use for anything else other than iCloud aware apps. iCloudDisk gives you back a little of the power and ease-of-use you expect from your Mac.