iCloud Sync - sync preferences for labels and tags?

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GJPhD
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iCloud Sync - sync preferences for labels and tags?

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Moved from Sente to Bookends, very very excellent replacement. Thanks for creating and maintaining it.

I have setup iCloud sync for my devices (iPads and Macs). This works really well for attachments and keywords.

I haven't been able to find out if and how Bookends syncs tags and labels. I have setup my home Mac as the primary machine and my laptop and iPad as secondary machines. On this primary machine, I have added text labels to the color labels in preferences (e.g. Purple means the article has relevant references that I need to download). When I sync via iCloud, it does sync the color (but not all the time), but not the text label. That makes it a bit confusing to see which labels I have on my secondary machines.

Same goes for metatag - I have defined several metatag hierarchies on the primary machine, but after syncing they don't show up on my secondary machines.

Is this feature not available, or am I not doing the sync properly? It appears that this issue is related to the Bookends Preferences file, that's in the ~/Library/Application Support/Bookends folder.

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At this time cloud sync is restricted to information contained within each library. Global information (which is stored in preferences, as you've noted) is not synced. We may implement syncing of some global variables in the future. Note however, that even if/when we do, some things can't sync between macOS and iOS, such as metatags, which have no equivalent in Bookends for iOS.

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Post by aroddick »

Just wanted to chime in for my interest in implementing the syncing of tags/metatags across the cloud (with the understanding that IOs may not be possible!).

MattN
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Post by MattN »

I would also be interested in Bookends implementing this feature - mostly for Label names and colours.

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Re: iCloud Sync - sync preferences for labels and tags?

Post by med »

I was wondering if color label synching is still not possible? I see on the manual, page 24 under Cloud Sync, that the global preferences of "Color label values and names" for "Mac <-> iOS" should be synced. However, when I change the default yellow and label name to a pink color and a "Pink" name, it still stays yellow on both my iPhone and iPad

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Post by Jon »

Did you upgrade to the latest version of Bookends for iOS, 3.3.6?

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Re: iCloud Sync - sync preferences for labels and tags?

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Yes I have the latest version of Bookends when I click on check for updates in the Bookends menu

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What version number do you see?

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Post by med »

Oh Sorry I misread that as having the most up-to-date Mac version, not iOS. I had 3.3.5, and just updated to 3.3.6. It syncs to pink now, thanks!!

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Post by opsimathphd »

Another question about syncing of preferences between machines: I'd like to sync my global changes, such as renaming fields and changing field order. I'm syncing through iCloud; is this possible? (This is only between two Macs; I don't use the iOS version in the same way.)

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Field names are synced. The order of the fields in the edit panes is not -- it's not a global, it's library-specific.

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