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TextExpander Headache...

Any TextExpander users here? Yes? No? Maybe?

Been using it for years on my Mac. Recently moved to put the iOS version on my phone and pad. Tried to use the sync via iCloud. I think I got it to work ONCE. Maybe twice. Then nothing. Talked with support about it at one point. We got it to sync again.

The thing about using snippets though is the file for them is a living document. It changes (obv) every time you add a new snippet. So I let it go for a while and I (finally) notice that things are not the same on ANY of my devices. 2 MacBooks, a Mini and a couple iDevices. Check and the sync is off. Yet again. Spent a few hours over the last few days trying to make it sync again. Annnnnnnnd NO DICE.

Switch the sync over to DropBox? Syncs in less than 2 minutes on everything. I suspect a security setting in iCloud hexed it up.

I've sent a note to Smile Support today to confirm, but thought if anyone else was having an issue they might like a short term solution via DropBox.


This is nearly as bad as 1Password Support not being able to trouble shoot that it didn't update under anything except Safari... Trying to update the App through FireFox was making me crazy. And them too apparently, because I handed them the solution. They were ever so grateful...


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 3rd, 2017 09:56 am (UTC)
Sounds so frustrating!

And #3 son wants me to use a word processor on the net. No way! I want one on my computer!
Jan. 3rd, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC)
Why? This is irrational. Cloud based computing works and it's very safe. Not to mention it saves both time and money. And space on your hard drive.

This is a completely different issue
Jan. 5th, 2017 12:25 pm (UTC)
I guess cloud-based or on my computer, I could still lose it if a disc went out.

Now, I never said I was rational!

Also, quite like me to go OT :P
Jan. 5th, 2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2017 10:55 am (UTC)
Hehe :)
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