For one, you don’t have to sync all your databases to your mobile device.
Two, I mentioned this previously: There is an option to download only metadata and download contents on demand, but it still copies data to the device.
DTTG shouldn’t be compared to an “iOS text editor”. It is and does far more than that. The scope of functionality, as well as the underlying technologies, are not the same.
This sounds to me, novice that I am, like downloading just what’s saved when a folder is indexed in DTPO. Whether it is or not, does it allow opening of files on the mobile device? And if so, when the file is closed is a copy saved to the mobile device.
Of course. I understand. But it does suggest there’s an alternative to either files downloaded to the mobile device or not downloaded, i.e., files maintained in the cloud. (Not sure I want that either. But…)
That is the essence of the shallow sync I spoke of.
You can only interact with the file if you download it to the device.
The contents can be purged, if needed. This can be done automatically (leaving a minimum of the 100 most recently used files) or manually.