agreed. I think a cronjob would work.
The one thing I wish we(collective we) could figure out would be a way to handle the setting up of the remotes via a web interface.
You have to go to the command line, do the rclone config, create the remote, it pops up the web browser or you copy the url to your local machine and then copy back info, etc.
I think that entire process is a bit cumbersome to total newbies. Eventually this could lead to another web interface that handles cronjob management for syncing to your preferred cloud providers and mounts.
Man, the possibilities are endless..rclone talks to so many cloud providers and is so actively developed. It really is a cool project.