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Something like iCloud on a pendrive?

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Hi, I'd like to have a functionality similar to iCloud, but on a pendrive instead of the Internet.

I mean, I have a folder with all my documents. I'd like that my MBA and my 2 iMacs have that directory always synchronized, but through a "pendrive mirror". So, if I work on a machine, and then plug the pendrive, I'd like that the system checks if there's any change in the contents of the local drive vs the pendrive. If affirmative, update the pendrive (but only the modified or new files). Then, when I plug the pendrive on another machine, if it has newer versions than the local drive, update the local drive accordingly.

Is there some software capable of doing this?

TIA
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I would start with Automator
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Hi, I'd like to have a functionality similar to iCloud, but on a pendrive instead of the Internet.

I mean, I have a folder with all my documents. I'd like that my MBA and my 2 iMacs have that directory always synchronized, but through a "pendrive mirror". So, if I work on a machine, and then plug the pendrive, I'd like that the system checks if there's any change in the contents of the local drive vs the pendrive. If affirmative, update the pendrive (but only the modified or new files). Then, when I plug the pendrive on another machine, if it has newer versions than the local drive, update the local drive accordingly.

Is there some software capable of doing this?

TIA

A pendrive is physical hardware.
You can lose a pendrive. You can forget to bring a pendrive. A pendrive can be nicked. You have to lug a pendrive around all the time if you want its contents available all the time.

You can get around all those disadvantages with a software-based virtual pendrive: your own personal little 'cloud' that you cannot lose, can't forget, can't be nicked. And that you don't have to lug around all the time but have available 24/7 nevertheless. It even works on your iPhone or other smartphone.

FREE virtual pendrives are e.g.
DropBox, 2,25GB, http://db.tt/yDRpbti.
SugarSync, 5,5GB, https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?....paign=referral
Minus, 11GB, http://min.us/reTaf3l.

Apparently Google is also planning to get in on the act with Google Drive (http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/24/goo...ive-is-coming/).
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