How do I avoid conflicted copies while working across multiple devices?

Scriptation is designed to work on files between your iPad, iPhone, and Laptop/Desktop, but if you are actively working in the same file on more than one device at a time, sometimes "conflicted" copies arise.

A "conflicted" version is created when two devices make changes to a file simultaneously. When the file uploads back to the cloud service, the two copies will not match, and both versions are saved separately. Here's how to avoid.

It's always a best practice to make changes on one device at a time, and to make sure that the file has synced to your other devices before beginning to annotate on another device.

While Scriptation has an automatic sync process, the best way to "force" a cloud sync, is by having a second document open, and changing tabs.

Dropbox, Google Drive & One Drive

If changes were made to your file while working on your Mac, your iPhone and iPad would receive the following message.

Tap Yes to sync the new version.



If changes were made to your file on iPad or iPhone, your Mac would automatically sync the changes, and update the file on screen.

If there were annotations done on the Mac that were not yet saved and sync'ed, the following message would appear.



Tapping Ignore would delete the unsaved changes on Mac, and sync to the version on the cloud.
Tapping Keep would keep the changes on your Mac, and your cloud file would no longer be sync'ed. A conflicted copy would soon appear.

iCloud

iCloud simply does not work as well for syncing files across multiple active devices.
We highly recommend using one of the cloud providers mentioned above.

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