clearview reader highlight save used on 2 macs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Superfly611, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Superfly611 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    i have a NAS i save all my files on and i have some epubs saved there. i was on my mac laptop and highlighted some text and when i went to my other mac the text is not highlighted. can someone help. ive tried using the epub file on my macbook then copying it to the nas and opening it back up on my imac and it still does not work. is there a way to use the epub on both with the same highlighted text and notes. i have clearview 1.2.2 and snow leopard 10.6.8

    thanks in advance.

    ive searched the web and theres not much info on clearview.
  2. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    ClearView saves the annotations in a database, and not in the original EPUB file. This database is saved in a ~/Library/Containers/ subfolder of your Mac. This database approach is also taken by BookReader and iBooks - because the EPUB format doesn't have built-in support for annotations. Due to app limitations, you don't have the option to save these annotation databases in Dropbox for example.

    Out of these, only iBooks has figured out how to sync the database using iCloud, and thus make your EPUB annotations sync across devices. iBooks for Mac requires Mavericks though. The sync via iBooks was discussed here:
  3. Superfly611 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    is there a way i can just copy a file from clearview folder to and from my macs? also i didnt see a containers folder for clearview???
  4. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    Clearview container folder is "~/Library/Containers/com.canoejoy.Clearview/"

    Open Finder, hit SHFT CMD G (Go > Go to Folder... command) then paste the path above.

    Your books and notes are stored across several folders within this, and largely incomprehensible for any other app.

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