I was very excited about installing the new updates for DTTG. And yes, the sync did work once or twice on both my iPad and iPhone. DTTG even allows you to create an item on the iOS device and sync it back to your Mac.
But one or two syncs is all I got out of both devices. After that, they refused to sync. Even after resetting sync settings, rebooting both the iOS device and the Mac.
I have the latest OS installed on everything—Mac, iPad, iPhone. My network is solid and I do wifi syncs all the time with programs like Things, MacJournal, and Daylite. I sync Things to my iPhone probably 10x/day. And if you’ve ever worked with Daylite, you know how huge and complicated that program is. You have to buy and run a separate program called Daylite Server in order to sync with iOS devices. And yet it works!
I think DEVONtechnologies is just new to the iOS syncing field. Maybe they’ll get it right in a year or so; they’re just late starters.
Companies like OmniGroup (in Seattle) got to work very early (years ago) on this. They’ve had some growing pains, but their sync system(s) (in addition to Daylite’s) are pretty dependable.
DTTG is not that big of a program (even though DT is). I would REALLY like to be able to use DTTG, especially since I’ve paid for it. Sadly, it looks like they won’t get syncing to work well until maybe version 2 or 3.
There are other problems besides that syncing stops working completely after the first or second sync. Fonts display unreliably on the iPad; and if you create an item in a folder on the iPhone, DTTG insists on moving it up one level (out of the folder, up to the parent level). Even if you drag it back on your Mac in DT, syncing again doesn’t carry that change over to the iPhone.
Then there’s the problem of being unable to delete items on your iOS device(s). If you decide to turn off syncing for either Global or Database (or both), you’re then stuck with a bunch of entries on the iOS device that can’t be deleted.
Sigh. I should count my blessings, I guess. DT is a wonderful program, and it even works with Dropbox. I’ll stick with that and let go of my expectation that they’ll be able to get it to work (and sync) on iOS devices. Chalk up $14.95 to unrealistic expectations.