Re: Dropbox sync

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Alain Wong

29 May, 2016 05:20 AM

Is there a chance that Dropbox sync will be available for Studies in near future?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 29 May, 2016 09:53 AM

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    We may add it back at some point, but it is not planned for the immediate future.

    The reason is that CloudKit, the new iCloud technology we are using, is actually much better than Dropbox for what we need it for. We really only added Dropbox previously because the older iCloud was not very good.

    Our experience with CloudKit is that it is much faster and more stable than Dropbox, and every Apple owner has an iCloud account.

    Is there a particular reason you would like Dropbox? Have you tried the current CloudKit sync?

    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Alain WONG on 29 May, 2016 11:13 AM

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    It is because there is limited storage for iCloud & I already has a subscription for Dropbox which I can used with other apps too.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by drewmccormack on 29 May, 2016 11:42 AM

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    I see. Thanks the feedback. We will consider it in future.

    Kind regards,

  4. 4 Posted by Evan on 01 Sep, 2016 08:47 AM

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    I would also like a different option for syncing as I use an iPad provided by work (using my appleID) and it is their policy to disable iCloud Drive on the iPads. I've asked them if they can enable it and they said no. The only option I have is to make import Studies Archives which would be fine if I had no need to add extra notes to each subject. I use the Mac to create notes with pictures and audio because it is 10 times easier than doing it on the iPad. So if I add notes to a subject then export from the Mac then import to the iPad then I lose study history data.
    So please bring back some other form of syncing (Dropbox, wifi, etc)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by drewmccormack on 01 Sep, 2016 08:54 AM

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    Ugh, that is a pretty horrible policy.

    What is their policy on Dropbox? Can imagine if they don’t like storing data in iCloud, Dropbox would be just as bad.


  6. 6 Posted by Evan on 01 Sep, 2016 09:31 AM

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    They can disable the generic iPad settings regarding iCloud Drive but can't disable third party apps that have storage features. I have Google Drive and Dropbox nstalled which function perfectly.

  7. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 02 Sep, 2016 09:32 AM.

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