Syncing without iCloud Drive

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Michael Pearson

26 Jan, 2017 02:36 AM


I love the Bear app. It's been a great replacement for Evernote. I purchased the Pro update, and everything syncs well between my iPhone and iPad. However, I used Dropbox with symbolic links on my Mac. Because of the symlinks, iCloud Drive conflicts with Dropbox on my Mac, and Bear won't sync to my Mac. Is there anything I can do, short of removing my symlinks and enabling iCloud Drive? Do you have any plans to support syncing via Dropbox or some other service?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 26 Jan, 2017 10:11 AM

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    Hi Michael,

    I suggest to ask to Dropbox or Apple about your symlinks problem, I'm afraid I can't help you.

    We'll consider other forms of sync in the future but right now is not one of our priorities.


  2. 2 Posted by Greg Saxton on 06 Sep, 2017 11:58 PM

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    Hi there
    I also love the bear app and purchased pro so that I could sync between devices. It was syncing well between my iPhone and MacBook however my company made me install Jamf on my MacBook and within that install they have included a profile which restricts iCloud. Now I can't sync between devices and the value that bear gave me over other editors is now gone. I suspect that many organizations do the same things with people using MacBooks. Any way of getting this to sync via something other than iCloud?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 07 Sep, 2017 12:26 PM

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    I'm afraid iCloud is the only option available.

  4. 4 Posted by Robert on 07 Sep, 2017 04:38 PM

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    I hope you will continue to support iCloud for synchronization. With a solution like Day One with its own cloud, the App Bear would be useless for me and I cancel the pro subscription.

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