Now that Windows LiveMesh is gone, i'm looking for an alternative. Preferably one that uses SkyDrive storage.
The key point is the ability to specify a folder to sync, e.g.:
D:\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons
rather than being forced to sync just a special folder
C:\Users\Ian\SkyDrive C:\Users\Ian\GoogleDrive C:\Users\Ian\DropBox
Note: i know there's a workaround of canonical SkyDrive client's limitation by creating a junction point in the SkyDrive folder to the required path:
C:\Users\ian\SkyDrive>mklink WowAddons "D:\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons" /D symbolic link created for WowAddons <<===>> D:\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons
i would prefer a client that uses the SkyDrive API directly, and doesn't require me (and friends) to install Microsoft's SkyDrive client; but instead uses the user's SkyDrive account for storage.
Note: I'm aware that Microsoft SkyDrive forbids automatically syncing contents of a SkyDrive folder:
Guidelines for apps that interact with SkyDrive
Upload files to SkyDrive only in response to an explicit user request or choice. Your apps must always ensure that a user intentionally chooses to save any new data to SkyDrive. Apps must not upload files to SkyDrive automatically without a user making an explicit choice to upload those files.
Here are some examples of nonconforming apps:
- Apps that automatically upload to SkyDrive any file added to a specific location on a user’s devices.
- Apps that automatically back up files or folders to SkyDrive.
i don't care about the guidelines. Microsoft's own client violates the guidelines. And even if Microsoft's own client didn't violate the guidelines, i still wouldn't care.
tl;dr: Alternative to LiveMesh?