The procedures for using Dropbox to sync my Devonthink Office databases across my computers are not articulated clearly anywhere that I can find. This has been an enduring problem, and there are now so many varied messages with questions, solutions, etc. that are written in technospeak, that I despair and consider quitting Devonthink altogether! Why has this taken so long?
I think all users deserve a simple description of how to go about syncing our databases across our individual computers, that is, computers that are never on the same network. It should be simple: I want to use my databases on my work and my home macs, and I want them to be identical. Please, how difficult can this be? Just a set of instructions, written in clear English without jargon. This is what I am requesting.
Below are two major problems I am having.
Recently, I have re-synced my databases on Dropbox, but every sync seems to mean re-syncing every file each time. It used to be possible to change account preferences in Dropbox (by un-checking devonthink accounts under “apps.” Now, there’s a message that says the folder will be removed if unchecked…I don’t know what to do. It seems reasonable to assume that the problem would go away if only I had a clear set of instructions on syncing my Devonthink databases with Dropbox.
Recently, I copied [but, did I really?] my top databases from my home laptop to my work laptop, so that they would henceforth be synchronized via Dropbox. The database on 2 locations has never synced properly, so that now there are two different ones with the same name. Attempts to fix have failed.
Would someone please send my a set of instructions for accomplishing what should be a simple project of syncing my devonthink databases on my two un-networked computers via Dropbox?
Thank you very much,