Here’s the problem, and one that Apple addresses somewhat in iCloud and iWork. Not every file we use gets saved to a cloud account. For that, you need Quicksand. It’s free.
Recently. Opened. Files.
Don’t ask me to explain the business plan of a clever and much needed app that’s free, but Quicksand could save your digital bacon one day.
What Quicksand does is remarkably simple, yet amazingly useful. Instead of worrying about which files to save on your Mac and which to sync to a cloud service, Quicksand does what you need but in the background.
Simply put, Quicksand syncs recently opened files to the cloud. No thinking. No fuss. No files to manage. Set it and forget it.
Quicksand makes recently opened files easily accessible and restorable if you lose a file or simply forget where you put it.
Does that sound like something that’s worth more than free? It’s this easy to use.
Despite the set-it-and-forget-it nature, Quicksand has preferences that are good for you. Set it to not sync more than a specific number of files, or not to use more than a certain amount of your online cloud storage space, or set it to sync only certain file types, or files in certain folders.
Once you set it it’s OK to forget it. Every file you open gets automatically saved to your online cloud storage service. That means finding a file you’ve used recently is easy.
Apple should do what Quicksand does to recently opened files.