If you don’t want to use external services like Dropbox or WebDAV servers for synchronization, you can synchronize documents between Notebooks on your Mac and iPad or iPhone directly. Notebooks for Mac has a WebDAV server built in for that purpose. This way, your documents never leave your own network. – This is how to set up synchronization between Notebooks on your Mac and an iPad:

  • In Notebooks for Mac, open Preferences > Notebooks Server and start the server; a WebDAV server is now running on your Mac. When macOS asks you to allow incoming traffic for Notebooks, please agree. Now with the server running, Notebooks displays all the details necessary to connect from Notebooks on iOS.
  • In Notebooks on your iPad or iPhone, open Settings > Sync and activate WebDAV; then open the WebDAV settings and enter the details presented in Notebooks for Mac. You can leave the start directory empty, but you might consider activating Sync Moves and Deletes and Sync System Files.

When you now open a book’s action menu, you find an option Sync <name of your server> which allows you to trigger a sync of the current book and its contents with Notebooks on your Mac – provided Notebooks for Mac is running and your devices are connected to the same wireless network.

Synchronize Documents Between Notebooks on your Mac and iPad or iPhone