Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:24 pm Post
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Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:52 pm Post
fredster wrote:I have a copy of the file on iOS and it is closed. I have the same file on my Mac and it is closed. I open the file on Mac and make edits and save the file to DropBox and close the file. I go back to iOS, and I open the file and make changes. If I try to Sync, then and only then, does it warn me about a previous version on DropBox. It might make more sense to either sync the file with DropBox at the very moment that the file opens or give the user the option to check for a recent version prior to making edits. I do see how it handles the CONFLICTS folder, but wow could this be frustrating to someone. Otherwise, any time a user opens the iOS version they have to remember to Sync (which is really DOWNLOAD) the latest version each time. This is really important for those who might save a file on the mac and later expect to have the latest version their phone if they don't have an Internet connection.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:55 pm Post
Sprejon wrote:I completely agree. I think most folks -- especially those who are used to working on their Mac and their iPads using iCloud saved documents -- have an expectation that this whole syncing thing would be automatic and seamless. Forgetting to hit sync and having the app create a bunch of those "Conflicts" documents can really become tiresome.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:02 pm Post
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:16 pm Post
fredster wrote:It has to do with the current state of Scrivener on iOS. Here's what happens:
1. You are on the main iOS screen of Scrivener where the files are listed (your file is technically closed at this point). Don't close Scrivener or let the device sleep.
2. Go to Mac, make a change on Mac, sync and close the file on Mac.
3. Go to Scrivener on iOS (it hasn't closed or gone to sleep, the screen is still open and on from the last session).
4. You can open your file on iOS, make an edit, and only if you sync does it warn you about previous version.
I think the moment you open a file it should do a version check. It seems to only do a version check if Scrivener is reopened again on iOS or if you change between screens on iOS. I see that it's not a push when there are changes, so I think it might need one more version checking trigger when the file opens. It's super minor, but it can be weird.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:43 pm Post
derick wrote:Are you sure Dropbox on your Mac is updating correctly? Whenever I open Scrivener for iOS after making changes on another device (iOS or Mac), I immediately get a prompt "Sync Dropbox Changes?"
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:22 pm Post
kewms wrote:The 'Sync Projects on Close' option would only matter if iOS Scrivener were actually closed. Simply switching to a different app or locking the device won't do it.
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:01 am Post
kewms wrote:Okay, but why would you do that? If you're sitting in front of the iOS version, why would you bring up the Mac version to make a change? And if you do -- say you want features that the iOS version doesn't have -- then why wouldn't you let the iOS version sleep?
Yes, I understand that synchronization is important, and that people want to test and see how robust it is. But honestly, a number of posts that I've seen on this first day look very much like people trying to find edge cases where synchronization breaks, not considering what their actual use behavior might be.
Which is not to say that we aren't interested in hearing about the edge cases. We are. But don't confuse an edge case with the actual experience of the vast majority of users -- including our beta testers.
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:28 am Post
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:35 am Post
Typewriter Author wrote:I have created a project on my Mac. This appears on my iOS device. When I enter words or changes on my Mac these ultimately appear on my iOS file.
But when I add words or make changes on my iPad nothing is synced to my Mac.
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