How to dropbox sync byword on osx mac?

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  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    This is driving me crazy. I have byword synced via dropbox on my ipad and iPhone and now want to do the same on my mac. But I can't find the setting? I only see icloud sync. I hope they didn't remove dropbox on mac only. There is nothing on the web about any of it.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  3. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. So I do the following... But how does that make it so it syncs with dropbox? Dropbox is not on my machine it lives in the cloud?

    "How to change the default save location on Byword for Mac?
    Since OS X 10.8, when iCloud Documents & Data is enabled in System Preferences, the default save location for document-based apps is always iCloud. To change this, follow the instructions below.

    Open Terminal.app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)

    Enter defaults write com.metaclassy.byword NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool NO

    Restart Byword."

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    Also it not so much that I want to save it in dropbox. More than that I want to sync with the existing 500 notes I have on dropbox. Will doing the above do that?
     
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  5. numlock macrumors 68000

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    maybe im misunderstanding your issue but if you want to have you mac sync via dropbox you need to have dropbox as an application installed and all its files accessible on your computer.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Yes. You need Dropbox on your Mac as numlock says. I believe after you've used Terminal to cut Byword off from iCloud, you'll just use the appropriate Dropbox folder for saving and opening with Byword.
     
  7. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What I don't get is that I don't have to have the dropbox app on my ipad in order to sync byword or other apps to dropbox. Why do I have to have it on mac? I would just sync with icloud instead but icloud does not allow folders within folders. Fail.
     
  8. numlock macrumors 68000

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    thats just how it is. im sure there are some that are of the exactly opposite opinion and would want everything that automatically is stored in the dropbox folder on their mac to be as available on their ipad.

    but you know you can setup selective sync within the dropbox client so only the folder you work on is on your mac.
     

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