The headline is a little misleading since this isn’t a true two-way sync, but TJ Luoma details a clever trick at TUAW for backing up iCloud files to Dropbox. It involves a little spelunking in ~/Library/Mobile Documents (the location OS X uses to ‘hide’ local copies of your iCloud files) and learning how to use Hazel, a great utility that automates file management.
Byword, my favorite Markdown-slinging Mac text editor for a while now, got a big update today to coincide with the release of Byword 1.0 for iPhone and iPad. On the healthy list of changes for the Mac version is support for iCloud sync with the iOS version, complete with a new iCloud-dedicated document manager similar to what you’ll see in Mountain Lion. Dropbox sync is also supported.
If you want a simple, powerful way to write, preview, and effortlessly sync your docs across Mac, iPhone, and iPad, Byword is a great choice. I switched months ago, and its debut on iOS made my week.
Wikibot is a full-featured Wikipedia client for Mac, but it also has a universal version for iPhone and iPad. Among its many tricks like bookmarking articles and multiple tabs, you can now sync your Read Later queue, bookmarks, folders, and history between Mac, iPhone, and iPad over iCloud.
iOS 5 brought some basic editing features to the Photos app. Select any photo, tap Edit, and you have options to rotate, enhance, remove red eyes, and crop. These changes are also reversible, as you can tap back into that photo at a later time and choose “revert to original.” Fortunately, Aperture, Apple’s pro-sumer photo editor and manager for the Mac, also recognizes these adjustments and even lets you roll them back.
iCloud.com displays a custom thumbnail icon in Safari’s Top Sites [Updated]
Does anyone know if this is powered by some kind of markup that any site can use to supply browsers with a custom thumbnail or icon for Top Sites-like views?
iCloud will bring Apple’s popular Find My [Device] service to the Mac.