My doctor wanted to show me some details on a new procedure and entered the website’s URL into Google. Think about that for a moment. Why not enter the site’s URL into the URL bar? Why enter a complete URL into Google which then displays a list of search results starting with the originally entered URL. See the problem?
We humans, in our attempts to simplify an increasingly complex life, over complicate things. Here’s a quick look at a new Mac app called Quicksand, which is free and which I recommend. Quicksand adds a layer of simplicity on top of layers of simplicity which for too many Mac users may only help to increase complexity.
Still, Quicksand can be handy for what it does. It stays in the Mac’s Menubar. Open a file, and the file is automatically synchronized with various cloud storage services– Dropbox, GoogleDrive, etc. Make a change on a file on one device and they’re synced back to the original.
Wait a minute. Doesn’t saving files on Dropbox, GoogleDrive or Cloud Storage Whatever do much the same thing? Edit a file, save it to the service, it gets synced up with other devices, right?
The key to Quicksand is granular control. You determine which files get synced and which do not using the Settings panels, which also let you control folder size, and most recently used files, rather than everything.
For me, all those controls are handy and help to create a customized workflow. Quicksand is free, but I worry about Mac users who have trouble with another layer of granular controls which are supposed to simplify a workflow, but end up adding another layer of complexity in the name of simplicity.