Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:09 am Post
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:52 am Post
reformdesigns wrote:Hi there,
I just finally upgraded my MacBook after years of waiting to do so. Scrivener became mostly unusable for me on my old MacBook because of issues I was having with Dropbox and so things wouldn't sync properly.
I have had a number of frustrating issues trying to get MacOS, iOS and Dropbox to play nice together and was wondering whether any of you have switched successfully from backing up on Dropbox to using iCloud.
I'd love to hear any thoughts or pointers on best practices at this point.
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:59 am Post
reformdesigns wrote:...things wouldn't sync properly.
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:24 am Post
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:04 am Post
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:14 pm Post
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:55 pm Post
Have you sucessfully opened and saved a project on iCloud Drive from iOS Scrivener?MovieManPDX wrote:So given the use of iCloud as I have described above, does it not make more sense to just use that Scrivener file in the Documents folder in iCloud that syncs across all Apple devices rather than Dropbox?
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:58 pm Post
Scrivener needs to have rhe whole project, all its sub-folders and sub-files, on the HD and not have some of them only on the iCloud server, and iCloud is known to be a bit unreliable in this respect. So I wouldn’t dare use iCloud Drive to sync between Macs. Dropbox is much more reliable.MovieManPDX wrote:I recently bought a MacBook Air for travel use and I decided to check the box in iCloud in System Preferences to sync the Desktop and Documents for both the iMac and the MacBook Air. Which basically means the Documents folder for both Macs is now in iCloud so any changes to any documents (including Scrivener documents I would assume) are updated on the fly in iCloud.
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:14 pm Post
EndlessLoop wrote:mbbntu wrote:My backup strategy is that I use Backblaze to make a continuously updated copy of my hard drive, which is stored in the cloud.
Do you notice this in terms of impact on your system? I've never done proper cloud backups and have always wondered.
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:09 am Post
Along the lines previously described, I have a similar situation.
Previously, my devices were an iMac and iPad and I used Dropbox to sync Scrivener between the two devices using the iPad primarily when I travel.
So given the use of iCloud as I have described above, does it not make more sense to just use that Scrivener file in the Documents folder in iCloud that syncs across all Apple devices rather than Dropbox?
I would just like some input before I delete the Scrivener files from Dropbox and use iCloud as my primary Scrivener sync option.
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:58 am Post
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