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Posted by Prion
Apr 7, 2017 at 10:07 PM


DTTG2 is a very good app, I agree, but in all fairness to BEOT you have set up something wrong here.
You can configure to either download all PDFs, or only PDFs up to a certain size or PDFs of references in a group (folder) of your choosing etc etc. BEOT is extremely configurable.
Syncing is fastest when iPad and Mac are connected to the same Wifi, the PDFs are not synced through iCloud then.

I am not trying to persuade you to give BEOT another try if you like your workflow, but the difficulties you describe are definitely atypical.



Posted by MadaboutDana
Apr 9, 2017 at 07:22 AM


I note that Bookends is compatible with DEVONthink in any case, so if the various cunning synchronisation ploys described on the Sonny Software website don’t work for you, you might find you can integrate it with DEVONthink Pro/DEVONthink To Go (brief mention here: http://www.sonnysoftware.com/bookends/thirdparty/thirdparty.html)


Posted by Dellu
Apr 9, 2017 at 02:35 PM


Paul Korm wrote:
>Well, then DEVONthink to Go is still the solution for you.  Indexed
>documents are copied to DEVONthink on iOS, but they remain indexed on
>the desktop.  DEVONthink takes care of updating the desktop version
>when it synchronizes with DEVONthink to go.

Thank you Korm. I will give Devonthink to Go a shot at some point. I am a bit tired fo the hassle for now. I am using the Documents and PDF expert. Thank you for the help.


Posted by Dellu
Apr 9, 2017 at 02:38 PM


I agree. The app seems well poslished and rich. I also love the desktop version.

But, the fact that opening the PDF lags a couple of seconds, even minutes was unbearalbe. But, anyways, it could be my own miskae. I fully agree that BOT is very promsing app.


Posted by Dellu
May 13, 2017 at 04:54 PM


>3) using iCloud drive in the mac messes up the default pdf readers. For
>some reason, Apple forces the *open with* option for the default
>applications if the file is stored in the iCloud drive. I cannot
>directly open my pdf files in Preview or Pdf expert. They always open in
>Bookends. This is not horrible. I don’t like reading in BE: i read in
>PDF expert.

Bookends 12.8.1 now solved this problem:

>5. Set a default PDF reader in preferences. This is useful if you are using cloud sync with Bookends for iOS. In that instance the Finder will try and fail to open any PDFs in the attachment folder in Bookends itself. You can prevent this by assigning a default PDF reader in Bookends preferences.

Bookends has the most amazing developer. He always has wonderous eyes to see into the mind of the user.


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