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kaa
kaa
In another ding against iCloud, if you find that files you created in iAWriter on your iPhone are not syncing to your iPad (something that has been happening regularly since September), the trick is to open the Files app on your phone, which will then coax iCloud to wake up and take the... www.kaa.bz
simonwoods
simonwoods

@kaa More and more I'm getting the impression that the higher prices charged by Dropbox are actually representative of how much better they are at doing this, specifically when compared to the OS vendors.

kaa
kaa

@simonwoods exactly my thought as well. They can charge a premium because they deliver a better product. I wish iAWriter had better integration - they are on an island with how they choose to add Dropbox support (although hopefully that might change in the future).

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Bruce
Bruce

@simonwoods Maybe Jobs was wrong and file syncing really is a product and not a feature. 🤔 //@kaa

kaa
kaa

@Bruce I think they’re finding that out the hard way. It’s a real shame they didn’t buy Dropbox.

Bruce
Bruce

@kaa Given Apple’s track record with services, I think it’s probably a good thing that they didn’t. 🙃 (Plus, I think Jobs made that comment because Dropbox wasn’t willing to sell). //@simonwoods

kaa
kaa

@Bruce yeah, like the petulant child he could be sometimes :).

simonwoods
simonwoods

@kaa @Bruce To confirm: Dropbox has been rock solid for you? The last time I was using it (been about three years), I never had any issues.

Also, re: Jobs. He was also bragging about cloud computing back in 1996. Turns out we should all just be rich and soak ourselves in wi-fi. Problem solved!

Bruce
Bruce

@simonwoods Yep. I’m also grandfathered into their inifinite history feature and I’ve never had any trouble restoring deleted files. //@kaa

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Bruce This is the kind of thing that will sway me. The way in which it can be both a basic back-up utility and a seamless method of sharing -- even to myself -- is too valuable to ignore once you're using multiple computers.

Bruce
Bruce

@simonwoods I think they cut down the retaining deleted files to a single year. Not sure if that changes your calculus.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Bruce Nah. Thankfully both of my jobs involve meticulous care of data, which for my preferred system involves making long-term files as bullet-proof from loss as possible (multiple sourced back-ups, etc).