Syncing with either Drop box vs iCloud. And recent problems with Reminders

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Steve Benoit

22 Nov, 2022 12:14 AM

Reminders (and slow syncing) have been a disaster lately after years with few problems.

I had to make adjustments on all my accounts to make up for past transactions that were suddenly appearing. I have used drop box for years. I think it was my only option to sync between Mac and iPhone. Now I'm seeing you can sync via iCloud.

Should I switch my syncing to iCloud now? Or will syncing in a new way be a problem since Im already using dropbox?

What would you recommend. I'm in balance today and want to minimize problems with syncing and Reminders

Thoughts and recommendations

Steve

  1. 1 Posted by dtd on 22 Nov, 2022 12:51 AM

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    just a user - icloud was added mostly because mac users didn't want to use dropbox (don't know why, you can use the free version of dropbox).

    If you have dropbox working, I'd totally leave it alone. If you are having slow syncing, you might want to blow away your current sync (use Toolbox) and recreate it - you amalgamate a lot of things by doing so.

    What is your problem with reminders?

  2. 2 Posted by wrist-09-baboon... on 22 Nov, 2022 01:09 AM

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    Thanks.  It was crazy. Suddenly. I had two years of past reminders load in to all of my accounts.  Who knows why?!  

    On Nov 21, 2022, at 4:51 PM, dtd <[email blocked]> wrote:

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    just a user - icloud was added mostly because mac users didn't want to use dropbox (don't know why, you can use the free version of dropbox).

    If you have dropbox working, I'd totally leave it alone. If you are having slow syncing, you might want to blow away your current sync (use Toolbox) and recreate it - you amalgamate a lot of things by doing so.

    What is your problem with reminders?

    On Mon, Nov 21 at 04:14 PM PST, Steve Benoit wrote:

    Reminders (and slow syncing) have been a disaster lately after years with few problems.

    I had to make adjustments on all my accounts to make up for past transactions that were suddenly appearing. I have used drop box for years. I think it was my only option to sync between Mac and iPhone. Now I'm seeing you can sync via iCloud.

    Should I switch my syncing to iCloud now? Or will syncing in a new way be a problem since Im already using dropbox?

    What would you recommend. I'm in balance today and want to minimize problems with syncing and Reminders

    Thoughts and recommendations

    Steve

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  3. 3 Posted by dtd on 22 Nov, 2022 02:13 AM

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    Assuming this was about sync, did this occur on your primary, secondary, or both?

  4. 4 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 22 Nov, 2022 07:08 AM

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    This is why there is a file/preferences/network/auto commit reminders preference setting. Every device would create duplicates. Hence on secondary sync copies this defaults to off. Check this setting.

  5. 5 Posted by wrist-09-baboon... on 22 Nov, 2022 07:31 AM

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    I’m learning a lot from you. Thank you. Ignorance here I’m afraid. I have MDance installed on my iMac. And on a MacBook.  And use my iPhone.  Not sure which is considered primary. I updated one of the macs.  Not necessarily the other. Perhaps that the problem.  Suggestions?

    On Nov 21, 2022, at 11:08 PM, Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox) <[email blocked]> wrote:

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    From: Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox)

    This is why there is a file/preferences/network/auto commit reminders preference setting. Every device would create duplicates. Hence on secondary sync copies this defaults to off. Check this setting.

    On Mon, Nov 21 at 06:13 PM PST, dtd wrote:

    Assuming this was about sync, did this occur on your primary, secondary, or both?

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  6. 6 Posted by dtd on 22 Nov, 2022 07:50 AM

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    just a user - only computers can be primary - not iOS devices. (nor android)

    Use toolbox to see which is which. (for the computers). Then check reminder preferences within it. Sounds like that may be an issue.

  7. 7 Posted by dtd on 22 Nov, 2022 07:51 AM

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    Your computers should all be on the same version, as well.

  8. 8 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 22 Nov, 2022 07:51 AM

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    Make sure all run the same MD version.

    Run toolbox extension and it will tell you with a yellow alert if secondary.

    Check the preference setting on all desktops. Best to only have it set on one desktop.

  9. 9 Posted by dtd on 22 Nov, 2022 07:53 AM

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    The "preference setting" is what to do about reminders. The primary one is at
    Preference/Network/auto-commit - primary should click it, secondary should not.

  10. 10 Posted by wrist-09-baboon... on 22 Nov, 2022 08:25 AM

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    Man. Thank you for all the info.  Lots to review and check this week. I’ll let you know what I find. Thanks!

    On Nov 21, 2022, at 11:53 PM, dtd <[email blocked]> wrote:

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    From: dtd

    The "preference setting" is what to do about reminders. The primary one is at
    Preference/Network/auto-commit - primary should click it, secondary should not.

    On Mon, Nov 21 at 11:51 PM PST, Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox) wrote:

    Make sure all run the same MD version.

    Run toolbox extension and it will tell you with a yellow alert if secondary.

    Check the preference setting on all desktops. Best to only have it set on one desktop.

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