Restore Purchase without iCloud Drive

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20 Oct, 2017 04:32 AM

I would like to restore purchase on a computer without iCloud Drive since my work computer has disabled it. I know currently that there isn't much reason to do so, but may be needed in the future even though I can't use the sync feature??

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 21 Oct, 2017 09:45 AM

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    Hi Kelvin,

    in the short period, we'll not move from iCloud but I hope CloudKit will evolve to allow sync without Drive.


  2. 2 Posted by Kevin on 11 Mar, 2018 10:24 PM

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    +1 on the request to be able to restore purchases without turning on sync and signing into iCloud.

    Like others have mentioned in another thread, my use case is:
    - I subscribe to Bear for personal use and sync on multiple devices with iCloud.
    - For work use, I'd like to use Bear on my corporate Mac for local files only (no iCloud/syncing for security reasons). It's disappointing that I can't enable the themes and export features on this installation. Clicking "Restore Purchases" prompts me to sign in to iCloud.

  3. 3 Posted by Daniel DeLorenz... on 20 Mar, 2018 05:35 PM

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    This is a huge issue. Bear is beautiful software that is an important part of my workflow. But I wont do it on a white background. I have paid - so I should be able to use the themes without sending private data off of my machine.

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