Sync Showdown: Windows Live Mesh and MobileMe

I’m taking a quick break from writing a new theatre piece called Southern Crossroads for Wayside Theatre. We’re creating this piece ourselves out of necessity due to difficult economic circumstances, but that’s not the point of the post. I’m been writing pretty much straight through for the last 56 hours or so, and drafts have been flying around our staff like crazy. I’ve also been making sure that things sync between the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC and the iMac, as I usually do most of the printing from the office, (although I can do so remotely if I want, that never quite seems to work out as it should for one reason or the other.)

This might be minor thing but in the last day or so it has been big for me. I usually sync up drafts using both Windows Live Mesh and MobileMe. Call me redundant. But I’ve discovered during this period that while both are reliable methods of syncing documents back and forth, MobileMe is more reliably faster. Again, a minor detail in many instances, but in these last couple of days, that difference in speed has made a huge difference in our workflow.

For what’s it worth.