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How to sync files across devices with Cloud Storage

How do you sync files across all of your devices? Cloud Storage!

The first step to syncing your notes across devices is to make sure you're upgraded to Scriptation Industry Pro. If you're not a Pro user, what are you waiting for?

After upgrading, you'll be able connect to cloud storage providers, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive and iCloud.

TIP: Only files that are stored within those cloud directories will sync across devices. Files "On My iPad / iPhone", on the "Desktop", or in a "Downloads" folder will not sync.
NOTE: Scriptation does not have an independent server that syncs files. We leave that to the professionals.

Cloud Setup on iPad / iPhone

Start by tapping the File Browser icon on the top toolbar.

For iCloud, you'll already be logged in on your Apple device.

NOTE: We highly recommend not using iCloud, and instead use any of the other providers, ideally Dropbox. Reason being... Dropbox is built with version controlled sharing, which creates a new restorable file after each save instance. iCloud does not offer this back-up.

For Dropbox, Google Drive and One Drive, those services can be configured by tapping Add Connection.

On the Add Connection pop-up, select a cloud provider to link.

You will then be redirected to a separate sign in where you can log in with your cloud account's username and password.
Repeat this step for as many cloud connections as you would like!

And, just like that - you're ready to sync! Your files and annotations can now be saved to that location.

Be sure to sign into your cloud storage provider on all your iOS devices to access your synced notes wherever you're working.

Now that your iOS device is cloud ready, learn more about moving or copying your files into the cloud.

TIP: Files that are stored On My Ipad / iPhone only exist on that device, and are not synced to the cloud.

Cloud Setup on Mac

On Mac, there is no additional cloud sign-on required within the app. If you are a user of Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive or iCloud, your folders will be visible after clicking Select File from the Scriptation for Mac homescreen.

NOTE: On Mac, third party apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive will need to be downloaded from their respective websites.

By navigating through the File Finder window, you can access all of your Cloud Folders.

iCloud Dedicated Folder

Scriptation automatically generates a folder inside iCloud Drive. This is the main directory where all your files and folders will sync in iCloud.

If you use Scriptation for Mac, make sure to store all of your files and folders inside this Scriptation folder that’s located in iCloud Drive.

DON'T FORGET: If your scripts are saved locally (Desktop, Downloads, etc.) you will not be able to access them on other devices. The files must be moved into one of the cloud storage folders.

What's next?

Where are Cloud storage folders on Scriptation for Mac?
Moving or copying your files to the cloud
How often do files sync to the cloud?

Updated on: 09/11/2022

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