kewms wrote:Literature and Latte simply does not have the resources to support our own cloud service, so some sort of external service will always be necessary for cross-platform synchronization. If this is an insurmountable obstacle for you, feel free to request a refund through the iTunes store. Apple is generally quite accommodating of such requests.
don't get me wrong. I do "love" Scrivener and I think you guys did a great job with the IOS version too. But requiring a shady third party cloud app to sync my creative works, which collects whatever else data they can get their hands on, is just not ok imho.
Running Dropbox apps on all devices, all the time, is just what they need to create and sell mega profiles of their users.
The reason they do not offer automatic encryption is that it would disable their data collection model. No excuse there. The NSA will do whatever is in their powers to prevent, or compromise end user controlled encryption as it would be the end of many of their spy projects.
Its very clear that my Scrivener data is NOT save with Dropbox, lets not even talk about Amazon. And don't underestimate the data collection via all the trackers while using DropBox.
What I like to see is a sync option which doesn't require any cloud service, or a built in encryption where "I" have the keys, not DropBox.
There is of course a much bigger battle behind the curtains. North American laws are quite different from European laws when it comes to secure data and cloud services. And there is little hope this will change in the future. The CEO's of Google, Amazon and and and have already massive political influence in the US (no wonder with the duds they have running for office) whether it is ES joining the BOD of the Pentagon, or the Amazon CEO taken control of the LA Times to just give you some examples. They are just extensions of the NSA. I personally expect this to be an ongoing battle between especially North America and Europe.
Without Snowden's revelations we'd still think that mass data collection is some apocalyptic future threat.
The future of data security does NOT lie with these NSA affiliates, it lies in OPEN SOURCE and educated users and application developers who respect and honor personal privacy. We really do need a NSA, Google, Amazon, ... free IT infrastructure.
You say you don't have the resources to code your own sync. Maybe you need to ask us to spend $100 for the app instead of $ 25. I sure would be willing to support your efforts accordingly.
Until then I'll use the IOS app as an independent app with manual copy and paste sync, as it is simply impossible to efficiently do that otherwise without corrupting your data.
cheerio and keep up the good work