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#1 gdmedia

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:03 PM

I am just getting started with Storyist and have just installed it on my iMac (El Capitan) and installed the app on my iPad (IOS 9.3.1). When I start my project I would like to be able to sync between the two as seamlessly as possible. Most of the time, I will work on the iMac but sometimes I may make a few changes or add something using my iPad and would like that to be part of the project the next time I open it on the iMac -- and vice versa. I have read over some related posts but did not quite find my answer. 

 

So, can I do that via iCloud? Or do I need to use Dropbox?  Either way, exactly how? 

 

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:11 PM

Hi gdmedia,

 

Welcome to the forums! You can use either iCloud or Dropbox to seamlessly sync between your Mac and your iOS devices.

 

Here's how: http://storyist.com/...s-in-the-cloud/

 

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:18 PM

Thanks, Steve. I have read that page, more than once. I cannot find anywhere in there where it says that it syncs what I do on my iMac with changes I make on my iPad or vice versa. It just talks about IOS sync and tells how to set the IOS app for either iCloud or Dropbox. 

 

OK, now I have my IOS app set for iCloud. But would I not have to set my iMac app to also save in iCloud, in order to sync? Seems as though I would, but I do not find any instructions or settings for that. (I looked in Preferences for "save" location but did not find anything.) All I have read is that my iMac files are stored locally. So, I don't see how it syncs.

 

I am probably just missing something. Please enlighten me. Thanks!



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 05:40 PM

Hi gdmedia,

 

It's there: "In this way, the changes you make on one device are synced with the cloud and from there to your other devices, so that all devices have the same version of your work."

 

The confusion is probably that the Mac is just another device. I'll update the docs to make it clearer, and provide an example.

 

There is nothing to do on the Mac other than to put your file in the Storyist folder in your iCloud Drive folder and edit it from there. OS X will take care of the syncing for you.

 

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

I did understand that the iMac was just another device. What I did not get was the SAVE location from the iMac in order for the project to sync. So, now I understand that I save it into that Storyist folder that has been installed on my iCloud drive. The iPad saves the project to there, the iMac does the same, voila, sync. When I created a project to see how it saved, the default was my "Documents" folder. I just have to send it to the iCloud Drive Storyist folder instead. All correct?

 

Is there some reason why there is not a Preferences option or a "Save to" in the dropdown menu to designate where you want to save your projects?

 

Thanks again --

 

-Gary



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:10 PM

All correct.

 

Regarding "Save to": iOS creates a container (folder) with the app name and places it in your iCloud Drive folder.  iCloud-aware apps are able to access the files in that folder.

 

With iOS 9, Apple added the ability to access files from other app folders (or from folders you create), but that isn't widely adopted yet (iA Writer is a notable exception).

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

I just updated my MacBook to Sierra. Eventually I managed something, but the notes above didn't match my experience. first there was no iCloud folder in my finder. Searching for iCloud did bring up the folder and I felt lucky to find an 'add to sidebar' button. Then it showed up in Storyist 'move' location (there is no 'save to'). So I moved my project to iCloud, and then moved it again by drag and drop into the Storyist folder which was there. And the synch progress wheels started wheeling and voila, my iPad suddenly found my project, all up to date ! Why do I feel so good, just wasting an hour of anxiety? I keep thinking this should just work as you described above. Anyway, thanks.







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