Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:10 pm Post
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:32 pm Post
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:10 am Post
xiamenese wrote:On my !3" MBP, I have 8GB memory, of which Dropbox consumes 194Mb; it's more than Sync, but is hardly "bloated".
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:37 am Post
Brammy wrote:I am, however, taking an honest evaluation on if keeping Dropbox makes sense for me with the improvements to iCloud.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:31 am Post
lunk wrote:Brammy wrote:I am, however, taking an honest evaluation on if keeping Dropbox makes sense for me with the improvements to iCloud.
For me the big difference lies in reliability. My iCloud Drive stopped updating itself completely on my Macs in April last year. Apple didn’t know why and couldn’t fix it. Then it all started to work again in early January. Sometimes it syncs superfast, sometimes slower than a snail. Dropbox has never caused me any problem whatsoever.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:31 am Post
Brammy wrote:The point I was trying to illustrate is that Dropbox is way more than just a sync service now with the Slack et al integration.
Rayz wrote:Mmm. I’ve found iCloud sync to be rock solid on the four devices connected to it. The apps sync seamlessly, even when they’re open on different machines.
…My experience (especially with very large projects) is that the syncing is not exactly seamless (I have spent a good few hours sifting through files to sort clashes because I’d forgotten to sync on one device, or because Scrivener had been unable to shut itself down for some reason).
…and if the cost of iCloud syncing is a complete rewrite of Scrivener from the ground up (and I am certainly not saying that this is Apples fault) then I’m not sure if such a move would be worth just for iCloud syncing, especially if I still have to keep one eye on the syncing process while I’m trying to write.
Scrivener came about before Apple really knew what Cloud was.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:46 am Post
If that is your problem with Dropbox, have you looked at the huge list of bloated things that iCloud handles? It sprawls as badly as iTunes.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:01 pm Post
However, my general preference is to go first party for syncing, so that means iCloud is my first choice, and if I was on Windows, I’d go OneDrive first.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:10 pm Post
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:13 pm Post
…$12 a month for Dropbox is reasonable, but once a bunch of these subscriptions add up we are talking real money.
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