Are there any third-party software or services that offer synchronization of user-preferences the same way that MobileMe does?

I’m thinking of the user defaults that live inside ~/Library/Preferences/

With conflict resolution and merging of property lists, of course.

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I've got a system set up with Dropbox to do something like this. I have several settings files (.profile, .gitconfig, ~/Applications, etc) living in my Dropbox, and then I run a script to iterate through them and set up symlinks to their appropriate location.

You could probably do something similar, perhaps even by symlinking your entire ~/Library/Application Support folder.

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