marcoiac wrote:Here is a scenario for Keith
I am working on my project on my machine in the office. I forget to close it. I am leaving for a trip and have both laptop and iPad. I open the laptop, get the message that the project is already open on another machine and whether I want to open a copy. I say yes and work on it. Then the laptop runs out of battery. I open the iPad, on which I had previously worked on the original version of the project (the one open in my office machine). What happens now? I assume iScriv opens the office version, right? Now I have to remember to stop working on that version and open its copy, the one created on the laptop, right?
As long as you had a Dropbox connection, then yes, the one you had open on the laptop. iOS will just use the version on Dropbox (as long as you hit "Sync" in the iOS projects screen). But if you did that the project may well get messed up when you returned to the desktop, just as it would now. The problem is between desktop versions rather than between desktop and mobile. Or rather, it's a problem in general but the iOS version is working around the issue because we know that it's a lot more likely that you're going to want to write something on your phone or tablet while you've left the project open somewhere.