In my new course, I try to help you get the most from iCloud. Here is an excerpt from the first lesson which explains how cloud services work. The course then goes on to show you how to set up iCloud on Mac and iOS. Further videos explain each feature of iCloud such as iCloud Drive, Photos, data syncing, backups, email, sharing and more. You can learn about this and more in the new Guide to iCloud course at https://macmost.com/icloud
Check out New Course: The Guide to iCloud at YouTube for closed captioning and more options.
Update (3/2/2019): The launch sale is over, but you can still get the course at a discount. Go to the main course page and click on the 50% off coupon button.
I'm interested in your lesson, just have one question, Are the files actually on the extra computers? In your lesson i know the files originated on the iMac, , also when a file is changed on another computor and goes to iCloud, then goes to the iMac , is that change actually on the iMac ?
Herbert: If you have two computers, say an iMac and a MacBook, and you have a file in iCloud Drive, the file is on both computers and on the iCloud server. It appears to be ONE file shared by all, but the data is on both. When you change the file on one computer, then open the file on the other computer, you see the change. That's the whole point of cloud services. It acts like you just magically have access to the same file on all your devices. Now there are situations where it doesn't work for obvious reasons: like if you have no Internet connection. This is something I talk about in the course a lot.
I am interested in iCloud course. I don't want all my doc's going from my iMac to my iPhone. but I do want my doc's going from my iPhone to my iMac. will your course show me how to control what items go to which device?
Parker: Yes. It explains all of that. Nothing actually "goes" from iCloud to your iOS devices. You just have access to them in the Files app. On the other hand, anything you save from your iOS device will upload to iCloud. And then it will either download to your Mac or wait for you to access it the first time, depending on your settings.