cloud sharing syncing files and folders
Posted on 2014-04-14
I've gotten very confused with all the hoopla about syncing and sharing files and folders in the cloud. Our company wants to have that ability but I keep getting stymied by some of the programs features. For instance, some seem to be just for backups and not sharing. When I went to get the trial of Microsoft OneDrive, it kept taking me to a page to sign up for an Office 365 account, which we DO NOT want. I also couldn't find whether or not it could be used on Windows 7 machines; all references I found were for Windows 8, 8.1 or RT and while we do have one MS Surface tablet using RT, the rest of our workstations are using Windows 7.
And another thing: We would prefer to just cloud-sync existing files and folders and not have to drag and drop them back and forth to their "real" location which seems to be the way many (if not all) services operate. Is our idea of cloud file sharing a fantasy? I tried Google Drive but after several days, it still has all the folders uploaded but only a few of the files; some folders are totally empty. So I doubted its efficacy.
I found some articles about "the 10 best cloud services" but I found myself still not sure about which services did what.
Does anyone have any input that could help me with this?