Conduit, a program for the Linux desktop, makes it simple to link your
web data, desktop files, and other information all together, then
synchronize them all with a single click.
What is Conduit?
Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. It allows you to
synchronize your files, photos, emails, contacts, notes, calendar data
and any other type of personal information and synchronize that data
with another computer, an online service, or even another electronic
Conduit manages the synchronization and conversion of data into other
formats. For example, Conduit allows you to :
- Synchronize your Tomboy notes with another computer
- Synchronize your your PIM data to your mobile phone, iPod, Nokia Internet tablet, or between computers
- Upload photos to Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, ShutterFly and your iPod
Any combination you can imagine, Conduit will take care of the
conversion and synchronization.
Conduit's interface is meant to make data-syncing simple, and, for the
most part, it does. Simply drag and drop icons that represent your
data in the "cloud" (Flickr photos, YouTube Videos, Box.net backups,
etc.) or your actual, physical stuff (files, folders, iPods, data
apps) into the "canvas," and start making connections. Add the
"sources" of your data first, followed by all the points that will
receive it. Right-click on any item in your chain to configure it,
whether that means pointing to specific folders or logging into your
Flickr, Box.net, or Facebook accounts from pop-up windows.
To install Conduit, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conduit/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install conduit
I installed Conduit on Ubuntu 13.04, and it works. I'm going to assumce that if it worked on 13.04, it will probably work on 12.10, and 12.04. Now I haven't tried it with flicker, since I don't have an account.