HOW TO: Sync Your Mac's Office Documents To Google Docs

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Google released a great plugin last week for Microsoft Office that lets you sync your documents to Google Docs with one click.

Unfortunately, it only works with the Windows version of Office.

For Mac users, there is one way around this using an app called Syncplicity.

We’ve mentioned Syncplicity before. It has built-in Google Docs integration and will sync your Google Account to your Mac’s desktop.

Syncplicity is very similar to Dropbox. But as much as we love it, Dropbox doesn’t play nice with Google Docs. (Yet).

Here’s a quick walk through of how to use Syncplicity to sync your Google Docs and Office documents on a Mac.

To get started, head over to Syncplicity’s home page.

Syncplicity makes you select the free plan again. Click to continue.

Click the link to download Syncplicity to your desktop

After the file downloads, open it. You'll see this screen. Drag the Syncplicity icon into the Applications folder to copy it to your computer.

Find Syncplicity in your Applications folder in the Finder. Double click to open.

Now it's time to sync with Google Docs. Go back to and log in at the top of the page.

From the dashboard, click on the Google Docs tab.

Log in with your Google Account, or select the Google account that show up.

You'll be taken back to Syncplicity. From the drop down menu, find the documents folder you selected earlier and select it.

Scroll down and select how you would like your Google Docs exported. The default settings shown here will be the best way to make sure everything is compatible.

And you're done! Syncplicity will now sync your Google Docs with your Microsoft Office documents.

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