You can store your CleverPsych and
CleverData (and similar) folders in the cloud. You can use any
service but those supported by CleverPsych are Dropbox,
GoogleDrive and OneDrive. We use Dropbox.
These cloud services synch a folder on your computer with cloud
storage i.e. whenever you change anything in the drive the change
is copied to a remote server. You can have several computers
attached to the same cloud storage and any changes are reflected
on all computers a short time later.
The reasons for using these services are:
- They provide a secure backup of your CleverData folder(s).
- You can run CleverPsych on your data from several computers,
but not at the same time!
CleverPsych access works on the principle that you can only be in
one place at a time. Hence you cannot use CleverPsych on one
computer while your secretary uses the software on another. In
particular, you need to give the cloud service time to copy changes between computers
So if you start up your laptop or connect to the internet, wait until the cloud service is in sync.
We use CleverPsych at our office, and use it via Dropbox
occasionally at home.
The CleverPsych software will check if it is in use at different
locations when it is started.
You need to decide which service to use:
- DropBox is extremely widely used and offers 2GB free.
Available on many platforms. We use this, and it works well.
- OneDrive is Microsoft's service so may be the best choice
for Windows boxes (pre installed on Win10). Also
available for Mac. You get 5GB of free storage.
- GoogleDrive is quite new. You get 5GB of free storage. We
have not used it.
If you use CleverPsych on different platforms you will want to use
a cloud service that supports them all e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive.
You will have to download software for the
one you choose
e.g. go to https://www.dropbox.com/
To use with CleverPsych, move your
CleverData folder to the cloud folder
and download and
install the latest version of CleverPsych.
If you are doing your own installation, ensure that the
CleverPsych and CleverData folders are all on the same cloud drive
so you are using the same version everywhere.