Scrivener iOS syncing via Dropbox continues to crash the app

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Amcmo

Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:28 pm Post

I know this is a bit off-topic, but I tested the mouse/trackpad functionality in iPadOS 13.4 and it's been really great. For text editing it will make a lot of stuff a lot quicker and easier. Very curious what this all means for the future of Scrivener iOS and iPad apps in general.


Without a few more changes to iPadOS I doubt it means too much as there are inherent limitations to the OS. However, it certainly does make the OS and apps such as Scrivener easier to work with.

My new iPad delivers tomorrow. I’ll just have to contain some of my excitement until the new keyboard/trackpad rolls in around May.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:33 am Post

Yes!!!! It's fixed! I must admit I had switched to Ulysses meanwhile, but I'm not too happy there. Still, the manual syncing (and no TextExpander) are a downside for me on iOS. But I think I will just adjust my use and will use Scrivener for large projects only. I had used it for one-off texts as well. I guess I will do that in Ulysses or more likely in Drafts from now on, because that's just quicker. But novels etc. will finally be in Scrivener again! Welcome back!

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Amcmo

Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:47 am Post

Correction, my new iPad arrived a day early. Just completing a double backup of the old one then begin the Transfer. Old one already listed on eBay :)

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:07 am Post

It works on iPhone XS and iPad mini :D :mrgreen:

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Amcmo

Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 am Post

New iPad Pro 12.9, synched first time! Yay!

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 am Post

Amcmo wrote:Without a few more changes to iPadOS I doubt it means too much as there are inherent limitations to the OS. However, it certainly does make the OS and apps such as Scrivener easier to work with.


I understand, but I do think that another class of apps is more viable now on iPad with proper mouse support. To give you an example, I work in an Apple Premium Reseller in Europe, and we often have people who came by and asked if they couldn't completely transition to an iPad. In some cases they could, but they were using a lot of Microsoft Excell. I told them: the problem with selecting a lot of cells in spreadsheets, is that it's much more cumbersome to do that without a mouse or trackpad. Those people will be hugely affected by this 13.4 update.
And I'm wondering if we will see something from Apple on this front at WWDC 2020. We still don't have any pro app from Apple on the iPad (Xcode, Final Cut Pro, Logic). But with all the rumors of the Mac going ARM in 2021, Universal Apps now being possible already since 13.4, etc. Final Cut Pro also hasn't had an update in a loooong time. Maybe they are all prepping for something big. We'll see, but maybe proper mouse support on the iPad is a sign of things to come. I'm very happy with how well it works on the iPad.

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Amcmo

Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:02 pm Post

I understand, but I do think that another class of apps is more viable now on iPad with proper mouse support. To give you an example, I work in an Apple Premium Reseller in Europe, and we often have people who came by and asked if they couldn't completely transition to an iPad. In some cases they could, but they were using a lot of Microsoft Excell. I told them: the problem with selecting a lot of cells in spreadsheets, is that it's much more cumbersome to do that without a mouse or trackpad.


Which is more or less what I said. ‘Makes os and apps easier to work with’. I agree completely with excel/Numbers benefitting from the change.

To address your comment about Pro Apps, LumaFusion is pretty much a mini FCP for iOS. With a few more tweaks to the OS I believe Apple could release Pro apps for iOS.

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Amcmo

Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:51 am Post

Bummer, not all is sweet with iOS 13.4.

I have virtual keyboard issues. Known prob for some and unrelated to Scrivener, but I’m demanding Keith fix it within a week :)

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 pm Post

Great news!

So happy that the iOS update seems to resolve the problem. I’d been incredibly lucky with my outlier solution, but kept feeling sorry for everybody else.

Cheers, and keep it up!
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Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:46 pm Post

Well, it’s 2020 and I don’t see any kind of an update from the makers of Scivener resolving this issue.
iPad Pro 10.5 had zero issues with syncing with Dropbox; however, upgrading to the larger iPad 12....yeah, no.

I’ve tried all the suggested tricks and nothing works.
At the end of the day, I now have a dud program that I paid decent money for and can’t use. I mean, what’s the bloody point of having Scrivener on the Mac, but I can’t use it on the iPad/sync?

Apparently, not enough of us are in need of an update, or Literature and Latte have made their money....

Another one bites the dust.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:10 pm Post

As the posts just above yours suggest, have you installed iOS 13.4? That appears to fix the issue for most people.

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Sun May 03, 2020 12:32 pm Post

I just wanted to confirm that it seems that (finally) with iOS 3.14 Scrivener does sync with Dropbox. I've not being able to make the app work since I change phone, so after all this time it seems it works.
So if you are still having problems, try to just update your iOS.

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Thu May 14, 2020 10:47 am Post

I was a little afraid of this sync issue, having used only MacOS and iOS until 2 months ago, when I bought an iPad Pro. I can confirm that I had no issues at all syncing everything. I have very big projects (in the number of 10+), with many documents and research meterial inside. One of them is HUGE. No issue at all with the last versions of the three operating systems (MacOS, iPadOS and iOS).
To me everything works fine. No idea if someone has older devices and cannot install the last version.

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Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:33 am Post

On a whim today, June 10, 2020, I tried syncing my iPad Pro 11” & miraculously the Scrivener App successfully synced over 5,000 files. Then I successfully synced my 2nd generation iPad Pro 12” & iPad Mini 5th generation, & my iPhone 11 Pro Max. All devices synced Scrivener successfully with Dropbox. Afterwards, I updated the iPhone iOS & iPad iOS to version 13.5.1. I checked the Scrivener syncing with Dropbox & everything still synced perfectly. I logged on here to see if an explanation was posted for the “fix” but it doesn’t seem there’s anything significant or specific. The mini stopped syncing Scrivener/Dropbox shortly after I bought it in November 2019, right after an iPad iOS update I installed. Scrivener worked fine prior to that.

I’m just happy something got fixed somewhere, somehow, & now everything seems to be working fine.

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Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:38 am Post

I still do have a problem where the syncing will crash if I would change orientation during syncing of the iPad. I've had this issue for a long time before the other issues, and I think it's unrelated, so I made a different thread about it:

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