Friday, December 20, 2013

Synchronising files between devices -- how hard can it be?

It's the age of the cloud, or so we are told. All our documents are available to us everywhere, on our computers, phones, and tablets.

In this golden age it should be simple to synchronise between Android and the desktop computer, in such as way as to take advantage of an internet connection when it exists, but not be hampered by the lack when it doesn't. Seamless editing, with automatic synchronising on each edit, should be a reality in 2013, given that the technology is decades old. But the truth is rather different.