Sync with Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

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29 Jun, 2022 10:17 PM

It's great that the Moneydance mobile app now works with iCloud. Any plans of providing similar functionality for the Android version of the Moneydance mobile app and Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maddy on 30 Jun, 2022 12:30 PM

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    Hi Gareth,
    Thank you for contacting Moneydance support.

    Although I'm not aware on any immediate plan for adding Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive as alternative sync methods, I've filed a ticket in our ticketing system with your suggestion. By posting in this discussion your interest in the ticket has been registered. This is equivalent to voting for it. We will post on this thread when there are further developments on this topic.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Doomi on 14 Sep, 2022 07:48 PM

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    @Maddy: Maybe suggest to have an option to choose a lokal file path on the mobile device so all kinds of sync solutions may be used including QSync, SynologyDrive, OwnCloud etc. and call it "manual file path" option or something for advanced users. That should be much easier to program real interfaces, no?

  3. 3 Posted by Jesse G on 27 Nov, 2022 05:34 PM

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    I concur with this request. DropBox is not the only sync solution out there, so users should not be limited to a service they potentially do not use or want. Plus the "free" space available is extremely small.

    Doomi has an excellent suggestion in allowing the mobile app to browse the local phone file system to the MD file that the user has chosen to sync to the device using any other sync service desired. Code once, satisfy many.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Maddy on 27 Nov, 2022 05:45 PM

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    Alternatively, you could use Shared Folder as your preferred sync method from File->Syncing->Shared Folder->Select Shared Folder indicating the exact location where you have previously created a folder on Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

    That being said, your data file should be stored locally in its default location for this solution to work as expected.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  5. 5 Posted by Jesse G on 27 Nov, 2022 06:58 PM

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    Folder selection is not available in the Android app, so the suggestion
    is not applicable. That is what Doomi was requesting, add the Folder
    Selection feature in mobile apps so we could select the file instead of
    relying only on DropBox.

    On Sun, 2022-11-27 at 17:45 +0000, Maddy wrote:

  6. 6 Posted by Amar on 29 Dec, 2022 02:33 PM

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    I would like to add my vote to this suggestion.
    I don't use dropbox, but I would like to be able to use the Android version of MD on either Google or Microsoft cloud.
    I currently save my MD data file on Microsoft MyDrive and can access it on any PC I'm using. But, as far as I remember, I couldn't access it on my Android phone.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Sean Reilly on 29 Dec, 2022 02:38 PM

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    I do have plans to add syncing via Google Drive and MS OneDrive. However, Amar, I strongly recommend against storing your moneydance data file in any kind of shared drive.

    If you'd like to have your data synced across devices, please keep your data file stored in the internal folder on your own computer (which should never be on a synced drive) and then use the File->Syncing menu to choose a folder to be used for synchronisation.

    Moneydance files require the underlying files an folders to not be changing out from under it. If Moneydance can't count on that basic fact then it is likely that you will lose data when the file syncing system inevitably causes conflicts and corruption.


    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind

  8. 8 Posted by Amar Khalifeh on 29 Dec, 2022 03:35 PM

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    Thank you, Sean.
    I see your point and will follow your advice.
    Have a nice day.

  9. 9 Posted by gary on 01 Jan, 2023 04:13 PM

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    Add my vote for synching to Google drive in the Android app. I really don't want or need yet another file sync system. Thanks and happy new year!

  10. 10 Posted by Robin on 21 Jan, 2023 07:31 PM

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    Sean, I am pleased to hear that you have plans to add syncing for MD via Google Drive. I have closed my Dropbox account as they have been pushing me to subscribe when I already have 2Tb with Google. So, I removed all but one file from Dropbox and even then, they kept harassing me! When do you expect to have syncing on Google Drive ready for use? I have an Android phone and a PC, not Apple devices. Robin.

  11. 11 Posted by Anne on 17 Feb, 2023 04:51 PM

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    Please add my vote to the request.
    I am a oneDrive user as I have huge oneDrive space included in my Microsoft 365 account, I also have 15 GB free Google Drive space.
    I am using DropBox exlusively for MoneyDance as I have no other choice at this point, plus I am limited how many devices can be synced to without paying for DropBox, I have 4, but the limit is 3.

  12. 12 Posted by derekkent23 on 17 Feb, 2023 04:58 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi Anne

    The Dropbox restrictions maybe not as bad as they first sound.

    The limit of 3 devices running Dropbox applications with a free account applies to the devices that can be connected to a Dropbox product itself, via official Dropbox applications, such as the official Dropbox desktop client or Dropbox mobile applications.

    If your computers are using Dropbox Folder as a syncing method for Moneydance then as you have to have Dropbox Client installed, this count towards the limit. However, if you use Dropbox Connection and don’t have Dropbox Client installed, this does not count towards the limit. This limit does not apply to third party apps that connect to Dropbox via the Dropbox API. This includes the Dropbox Application Program Interface that is embedded in Moneydance mobile. Your mobile devices would only count towards the limit if you had Dropbox official app installed on your mobile devices for another reason.
    You can also mix Moneydance Dropbox sync Methods on computers, say 3 computers using Dropbox Folder and any additional computers using Dropbox Connection. You can also sync a many mobile devices as you like. Another approach is to set up another free Dropbox account under a different email address and set up the Moneydance folder “.moneydancesync” as a shared folder between the two accounts.

    You are not facing any real restriction, with no need for a paid Dropbox account.

    Hope this helps.

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