Archive for the sync Tag

Tuesday Tip: Find a file service or make OneDrive work with sync

Icon showing a computer and iOS devices synchronizing

Our synchronization technology for DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go supports direct connections via the local network, Dropbox, and WebDAV. WebDAV is a standard protocol for connecting to file services over the internet. You can mount WebDAV servers in the Finder just like a remote hard drive, upload and download files, or move things around. It’s a solid standard and DEVONthink can use it for managing its sync stores, folders containing all the files needed for synchronizing one or more databases between...

DEVONthink To Go 2.4.3 improves sync reliability and more

DEVONthink To Go Sync Automatically Setting

We’ve just released an update for DEVONthink To Go to version 2.4.3. This time it’s all about synchronization. So we added the ability to synchronize when you switch to another app. This makes sure that the changes you’ve made are uploaded to your sync store. If you lock the device, iOS immediately removes access to all encrypted data on disk to protect it. In this case DEVONthink To Go stops the synchronization quietly and retries when you come back to it later....

Tuesday Tip: Keep Dropbox from downloading sync data

Part of setting up a DEVONthink sync to Dropbox is making sure you don’t re-download the sync data unnecessarily. If you don’t exclude the DEVONthink Packet Sync folder in the Dropbox application on your Mac, it will download what our sync has just uploaded. This wastes bandwidth and space on your machine. It may also spam your machine with messages about files being changed. The latest version of the Dropbox application has changed the location of this option. It is now...

Thursday Tip: Switching Dropbox accounts for synchronization

You can only use one Dropbox account in DEVONthink or DEVONthink To Go. This means you need to pick an account to use for syncing. But perhaps you started with one account and have now decided to use another one. Or maybe you want to share sync data with someone else, using a common Dropbox account. And every single time you try and set up a sync location, DEVONthink just won’t forget the first account you used! Here’s how to...

DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization

Importing two databases from WebDAV

With our maintenance update 2.9.16 for DEVONthink we focused on enhancing the built-in synchronization. We now let you import multiple databases at the same time from a sync location and pending items are automatically downloaded from the next available location. In addition we’ve made connections to servers more reliable and efficient, store credentials separately to avoid issues related to macOS’ sometimes flaky preferences handling, and clean up sync locations more aggressively. This improves the sync speed especially of databases containing...

Tuesday Tip: Sync faster on your network

macOS Network Preferences

When it comes to synchronizing on any network connection, the quality and strength of your network matters — and is often not as good as you imagine. Can you hit the maximum advertised speed? Yes, but probably not sustained over the hours and hours you use it. Wireless networks are convenient, but they’re also subject to poor signal strength, noise, and other factors that can limit your sync reliablility. You can try out an application, like the iOS app WiFi...

New tutorial: Syncing via Dropbox and WebDAV

Sync via Sync Store title picture

If you want to synchronize your DEVONthink databases flexibly and securely via an internet-based service such as Dropbox, Box, CloudMe, or just any WebDAV server, we’ve just added a new tutorial for you. The tutorial explains step-by-step what ‘sync stores’ are and how to set up your sync locations on your Macs and iOS devices. And if you’re prefer to sync directly via the local network, we already published a tutorial a few weeks ago. Click here to browse all tutorials.

Tuesday Tip: DEVONthink’s synchronization and network security

When it comes to network safety, many corporations and individuals turn to firewalls and network monitoring applications to control what’s happening. This can keep intrusions at bay, or at least make the life of a potential intruder a bit more difficult. However, these methods can also cause DEVONthink’s synchronization engine to seemingly fail, especially with Bonjour connections. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall, you can turn on your Mac’s firewall. Again, this can keep intruders out, but you need...

DEVONthink 2.9.5 and DEVONthink To Go 2.0.4

As with most major operating system releases, macOS Sierra and iOS 10 bring not only new features but also many under-the-hood changes. We have just released updates for all editions of DEVONthink as well as for DEVONnote and DEVONthink To Go. The maintenance releases for the Mac work around the multitude of issues introduced with Sierra’s overhauled PDF library, changes in Mail’s script support, and more. On iOS, DEVONthink To Go 2.0.4 fixes many issues related to memory and database management....

First new sync tutorial is online

Icon showing a computer and iOS devices synchronizing

After the first few maintenance updates to DEVONthink 2.9 and DEVONthink To Go 2 we’ve now begun to update our tutorials too. The first new tutorial introduces you to synchronizing via direct connections, step-by-step. Click here to visit it. Next on our list is a similar tutorial for synchronizing to Dropbox or WebDAV as well as make the tutorials easier to watch on an iOS device. Please stay tuned.