Automatically sync a file between PC and Droid when changed

Discussion in 'Android Forum' started by FlipBack, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. FlipBack
    Offline

    FlipBack Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hey guys, I am just wondering if it's possible to automatically have my droid and PC sync a file whenever it is edited. I edit it from both devices nearly everyday and constantly hooking my Droid to my PC is a pain. Is it possible?

    Not really sure if this belongs here or in Android Apps. Move it if this is incorrect please.
     
  2. natediddy1120
    Offline

    natediddy1120 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    ???
    Ratings:
    +0
    I never "sync" the PC with my Droid.....if you wanna add something just drag and drop the file to the folder on your sdcard...
     
  3. joeymoose
    Offline

    joeymoose Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I believe he is talking about editing a file on a PC and it automatically syncing with the droid and edit the file on the droid.
     
  4. natediddy1120
    Offline

    natediddy1120 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    ???
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes perhaps....I was kind of unclear as to what was being asked...
     
  5. FlipBack
    Offline

    FlipBack Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Exactly. I want it to automatically sync when edited (regardless of the device it's edited on).

    I am rooted, if being rooted is required for such a thing.
     
  6. joeymoose
    Offline

    joeymoose Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm sure it's possible, I don't personally know of any apps that do that. But if you can edit your calender and contacts and have them automatically sync at a scheduled time I'm sure this is possible.
     
  7. natediddy1120
    Offline

    natediddy1120 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    ???
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sorry FlipBack for misunderstanding your question...although I'm not sure such a thing exists...at least not at the moment...but I could be wrong...may just have to do some heavy searching
     
  8. jk12
    Offline

    jk12 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    sugarsync might be one approach. Have your PC folder synced w/sugarsync. Then install the sugarsync app. You can view (and edit?) the file on droid, etc.
     
  9. bastosero
    Offline

    bastosero Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    This would be nice with at least possibly something along the lines of a bluetooth synching app that could be used with the Droid's bluetooth and the computer's bluetooth.
     
  10. FlipBack
    Offline

    FlipBack Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm thinking there must be an FTP client to sync from pc to android but I do not know if that would work both ways. Ill check out sugarsync but I'm not sure that is what I'm looking for.

    Thanks everybody!
     
  11. FlipBack
    Offline

    FlipBack Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    SK Sync

    I found what I needed. Sounds like it's perfect for my needs. You install an app on the phone and a client on the PC.

    I'll try it out tomorrow and report back if anybody needs similar functionality and wants to know how it works out.
     
  12. jrburkh
    Offline

    jrburkh New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Try Dropbox. The developers are working on an Android app, but there is currently an independently developed app called Droidbox available. I've used Dropbox for about two years and it is great, but I can't really tell you how good Droidbox is. When the Dropbox app comes out, I think it will be exactly what you are looking for.
     
  13. AnneDroid
    Offline

    AnneDroid Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +0
    Would be very interested to know how you like SK Sync as I'm looking for the same functionality. Thanks, FlipBack!
     
  14. bastosero
    Offline

    bastosero Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    I installed SK Sync and I followed all the steps correctly (SK Sync). The problem is when I start to sync the files, nothing happens. It seems like the client on the Droid won't read or can't see the files on my server (which are mp3 files). I've tried several times switching the synchronization configuration, but nothing still happens. It doesn't seem to be a problem with my network either since I can connect to it and it doesn't give me a connection error. I just don't know why it won't detect the files.

    Anyway, I did find a bluetooth synching app called Bluetooth File Transfer in the market. I installed and tested it and it works. It doesn't sync automatically though. Plus, obviously you would need a bluetooth connection from you computer.
     
Search tags for this page

android bluetooth file sync

,

android pc sync

,
auto sync files bluetooth android
,
auto sync files over bluetooth android
,
bluetooth file sync
,
how to make droid app syn file automatically on edit
,
how to sync files in android with pc with bluetooth
,
sk sync
,
sync files between android and pc
,
sync search sk