I’m in the process of deciding on a sync service (iCloud, WebDAV, etc.) I’m using iCloud now, holdover from DT2 and find it too unpredictable.
I’m all in on DT3 (already bought a license) and DTG with several databases.
Because DT3 is in Beta, I wondered:
Is sync going to evolve? more features?
Will there be more Sync options (e.g., AWS, OneDrive, etc.)
Evolve in what way?
Sync is a simple thing - philosophically and pragmatically. It’s also essentially no different thatn what other services already do.
We have discussed the second point many times. Adding services is not on the radar, though
maybe in the future.
Any remote sync location has inherent weaknesses due to:
Network conditions - local and remote
Remote server reachability and response times
Maximum concurrent connection limitations imposed by the service
Bandwidth throttling measures employed by cloud services
These are limitations sync cannot overcome, any more than your web browser can.
For the optimal experience, you should use a remote sync option when you need to. Just having a Dropbox, iCloud, etc. account does not make it an…
There is no best way. Here are some details…
Works with DTTG
• Fast, private, generally reliable • Direct machine-to-machine syncing with no intermediary
• Requires devices to be on and our app(s) to be running • Only works on LANs permitting Bonjour or non-standard port traffic. Does not work over VPNs. • Firewalls must allow exceptions for DEVONthink traffic
Local Sync Store
• Very fast and private • Can be located on an external drive or a shared resource…
I should have been more specific. By evolve I was thinking a custom service from DevonTech.
Thanks for the links to the other topics.
The topic has come up at times, but…
There is no profilt in cloud services nowadays. Too much competition from the big, established factions, and too many little services fighting over the leftovers.
The liabilities of running a cloud service are
VERY high, not only with not being able to control uptime (without running our own servers, which is not feasible), but also the issues that can come with data privacy. We develop software. It’s our passion and our forte. We go with our strengths.