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Use IMAP mail as a simple text doc sync and backup Internet
While there are a lot of solutions for syncing documents and backing them up, sometimes I want something that is quick and lightweight.

I have my email client (Mail.app for me), set up with a Gmail account over IMAP. Since I always have Mail open anyway, I often just create a new draft message and start typing. Every time I save, the text is uploaded to Gmail's servers (aka, a backup). Even better, I can edit this doc anywhere. My other computer (same email setup) has already grabbed the draft, and I can just open it up and work on it. And if I'm somewhere else, I can hop on Gmail's web interface. When I'm done, I just copy and paste it all into a serious editor.

Personally, I like this better than something like Google Docs, because I always have Mail open (plus, Google Docs is very JavaScript heavy).
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Use IMAP mail as a simple text doc sync and backup
Authored by: Alrescha on Nov 21, '08 09:19:19AM

Welcome to 1988.

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Use IMAP mail as a simple text doc sync and backup
Authored by: comodin on Nov 21, '08 10:14:09AM

i use getdropbox for this, the better iDisc :)

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Use IMAP mail as a simple text doc sync and backup
Authored by: shoregeek on Nov 22, '08 06:58:47AM

I do this as well, although I typically use the web interface for Gmail and use Mail.app as a local backup. But when I do my drafts, it also follows me on my iPhone and laptop. Works great!



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Use IMAP mail as a simple text doc sync and backup
Authored by: pxb on Nov 24, '08 04:21:49AM
You could also try Google Notebook (www.google.com/notebook) if you want somewhere to take notes that is less heavyweight than Google Docs.

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Use IMAP mail as a simple text doc sync and backup
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 25, '08 08:50:23AM

I love this Hint about Mac OS X. It's a good job I'm using Mac OS X or I wouldn't be able to use this Mac OS X Hint! Three cheers for Mac OS X Hints!



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