One of the Google Apps that has grown in popularity over recent years is Google Docs.
Google Docs has become a popular application but I’ve not found it to be the quickest application for uploading and downloading files.
However, this could be about to change as there is a new tool available that will allow synchronisation with the local folder on my hard drive.
SyncDocs, which is only available for Windows computers, synchronises with the local computer in two ways. First, it keeps one folder in my documents constantly in sync with Google Docs. In this case all downloads using Google Docs will be placed in this particular folder once the Google App is started. This ensures everything is kept tidily in one place.
Secondly, any alterations made to my Google documents whether this is in the local folder or on the web, will be kept in sync with each other. Interestingly, I have the choice of ensuring all files are stored in the Google Docs folder on the hard drive or just those documents I can open and edit in Google Docs.
SyncDocs also has another useful feature namely the ability for it to act as the default for all documents. This means, when I click on any office document such as .xls or .doc it will open the file in the web browser. It is even possible to make SyncDocs the default viewer for pdf files.
The software, however, also allows me to use Microsoft as the default if this is wanted.
SyncDocs is free to download.