Syncing With Dropbox - iMac, iPhone and iPad

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JohnDavis
JohnDavis
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I am confused. I have three devices all running the latest 1Password app, the latest iOS and Yosemite on my iMac. When all devices are on the same network they can sync via wi-fi and I think that I have set that up correctly. Does wi-fi sync have to be disabled to use Dropbox sync? Is Dropbox syncing a good option for when I am away from my wi-fi network? I would like to use the method that allows me to keep all 3 in sync even when I am travelling. I tried to set up Dropbox on my iMac. When I look in my Dropbox folder I see a file called 1Password.agilekeychain. The last date that this was modified was 10/31/2014. If I synced recently should that file have today's date as the modified date? How can I be sure that my other 2 devices (iPad and iPhone) are also syncing to that Dropbox? Finally, if I did not buy 1Password through the app store does that preclude me from syncing via iCloud?
Thanks!!!!

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  • Megan
    Megan
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    Hi @JohnDavis,

    Thanks for taking the time to write in, I'd be happy to answer your questions here.

    Does wi-fi sync have to be disabled to use Dropbox sync?

    At this time, we find that users get the most reliable sync experience if they enable only one sync solution at a time. So you will need to disable Wi-Fi if you choose to sync with Dropbox.

    Is Dropbox syncing a good option for when I am away from my wi-fi network? I would like to use the method that allows me to keep all 3 in sync even when I am travelling.

    Dropbox is our most flexible and versatile sync solution. It can store multiple vaults and allow you to selectively share these vaults with family or co-workers. It also works across Mac, iOS, Windows and Android, so you can stay synced up no matter which platforms you use 1Password on. I think it's a great solution to keep you synced up while you're travelling.

    I tried to set up Dropbox on my iMac. When I look in my Dropbox folder I see a file called 1Password.agilekeychain. The last date that this was modified was 10/31/2014. If I synced recently should that file have today's date as the modified date?

    The 1Password.agilekeychain is actually a file bundle with several folders containing all your data inside. For example: 1Password.agilekeychain/data/default. (You can see the file structure yourself by right-clicking on the 1Password.agilekeychain file and selecting 'Show Package Contents'.)

    Since the operating system only changes the 'Date Modified' for the next level folder, the date modified on the 1Password.agilekeychain itself will not reflect if/when changes have been made within the data/default folder.

    How can I be sure that my other 2 devices (iPad and iPhone) are also syncing to that Dropbox?

    There are instructions for setting up Dropbox sync on your iOS devices in our User Guide. If you hit any snags in the process, please let us know and we can walk you through the process.

    Finally, if I did not buy 1Password through the app store does that preclude me from syncing via iCloud?

    Unfortunately, yes. iCloud sync is only available for apps sold from the Mac App Store.

    I hope that this helps to answer your questions, but if you need any further clarification, we're here for you!

    Megan, AgileBits support

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