Sync with iOS over Dropbox

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05 Sep, 2014 04:31 PM

I have Editorial on iOS for my iPhone and iPad. I have MultiMarkdown Composer on my Mac. What will happen if I access a standard .md file on Editorial on iOS with MultiMarkdown Composer on my Mac over Dropbox simultaneously?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 05 Sep, 2014 05:11 PM

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    Composer uses apples NSDocument class. It doesn't play well with files being changed "under its nose" when the other app doesn't support NSDocument.

    For now, the official recommendation is "don't do that"

    Things may change in the future.


    Sent from my iPhone

  2. 2 Posted by Daniel Mackey on 05 Sep, 2014 05:18 PM

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    Understood- I assumed that would be the answer. Thanks for the quick response. Your program is awesome. Thanks!


    Sent from my iPad

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by fletcher on 05 Sep, 2014 06:42 PM

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    Glad you like it!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by fletcher on 09 Nov, 2018 04:46 PM

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    Old thread, but v4 of Composer for macOS (as well as the under development iOS version) are a bit smarter about detecting "stealth" file changes and trying to merge them into what you're doing.

    I still recommend caution, but you can be a bit less vigilant...


  5. fletcher closed this discussion on 09 Nov, 2018 04:46 PM.

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