All those services let you manage your cloud files, sync them from the Mac to the cloud and back to other devices; Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android devices. iCloud? Well, it’s kind of hidden inside a hidden folder in OS X. Here’s how to make iCloud sync sing.
Send In The iCloud
Apple does provide Finder folder access to the folder than syncs files to and from your iCloud account. Where is it?
Our favorite Cupertino, CA Mac maker prefers the Big Brother approach to syncing files in the cloud.
So, the Mobile Documents folder is kinda sorta hidden and tucked away inside the User Library folder. Worse, the file structure inside is cryptic and convoluted.
Wouldn’t it be easier to just have a folder on your Mac automatically sync up with iCloud? That’s what the free iCloudDisk does.
iCloudDisk does what it does with a simple two-step process. The first is to select a folder on your Mac with files for iCloudDisk to access. The second step is to put files into the folder that you want to sync to iCloud.
From then on whatever files and folders you put into the iCloudDisk folder get synchronized with iCloud and they become usable by other devices which access iCloud. You’ll need iCloudDisk on each Mac you want to use to sync to iCloud, but that’s not a big deal because iCloudDisk is free.
That means the folder you selected will be synced between devices and backed up on iCloud.
I can’t tell you why Apple doesn’t include this capability within the Finder, instead of making it cumbersome and difficult to use, but, hey– that’s Apple, right?