Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:48 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:01 pm Post
lunk wrote:The Dropbox folder which you see in Finder is just as local on your machine as any other folder. The only difference is that it automatically stores a copy on the Dropbox hard drive somewhere in the world. Your original is thus stored in a folder on your Mac named "Dropbox". It will sit there even if you never connect to any network. The day you connect to a network it is copied to a hard drive at Dropbox HQ, resulting in you being able to download it to another computer.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:07 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:13 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:20 pm Post
metamancer wrote:lunk wrote:No!
If you want to work on different computers you can't have the files local on one of them. How do you think the second computer could read the hard drive on the first computer?
Understood. But I am talking about the difference between the main/original as primary versus a working copy. having your original/primary project stored "in the cloud" is not what I consider to be the safest practice, IMHO. I consider Dropbox to be a work/scratch/backup space, not a place I would ever fully trust storage of important documents. My local drive is backed up to separate servers, via LAN and WAN, which are far more secure than a third-party solution, like Dropbox. I guess I am going to have to force backups of Dropbox folders now.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:51 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:56 pm Post
silviu.gherman wrote:I'd be happy to look at Projects if I knew where they were.
The only thing that I can do from this first screen is tap to create new projects. I just want to open the project that was synced previously using the desktop version.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:02 pm Post
kyledlarson wrote:I ran into the same problems too. Saving it from your MacBook into the Dropbox folder has to be very specific. Open your Dropbox folder. Go to the Apps folder your iOS version should create. Make sure you put your projects into the Scrivener folder within the apps. That was my biggest problem.
The iOS app looks great, but I don't think they made this process very intuitive. I'm sure a lot of newer users are going to be extremely confused, especially if the iOS Scrivener is their first introduction to the software. Hopefully they can post a video on the site or within the app's tutorial.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:05 pm Post
NorthTexasGirl wrote:I've done all of this. Now when I go to "drag projects from Dropbox" theres nothing to drag, it just asks me to make a new project. Shouldn't my project that I've placed in the Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener folder be draggable?
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:07 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:10 pm Post
There's no dragging in the iOS app.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:50 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:14 pm Post
yosimiti wrote:It constantly creates conflict files when there are no conflicts. Very messy. When I save from Scrivener desktop, it makes the changes to the file in the dropbox folder. (dropbox/apps/scrivener). But when I open the same file in Scrivener for iOS, it says that there are conflicts (even when there are none), and that it's going to create a conflict folder. I now have three conflict folders even when there are no conflicts. The same is true when I edit the file in Scrivener iOS. I edit the file, save it to dropbox, but then when I open the same file on my desktop, it says that there are conflicts and that it will again create conflict files. All these conflict files are adding up and it's making the whole process very, very messy.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:41 pm Post
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