If you use Notebooks on multiple devices you probably want to sync your books and documents across all of them. There are several methods to keep Notebooks in sync:

  • The easiest way is to set up Dropbox sync in Notebooks on all devices and turn on “Sync System Files”. All your versions of Notebooks now synchronize with the same Dropbox directory.

  • You can do the same with WebDAV servers, of course.

  • Notebooks for iPad and iPhone has a built in WebDAV server (WiFi Sharing) which can be used to synchronize Notebooks on different devices, too. To do so, follow these steps (we assume that the iPad is the server; your setup can be the other way round as well):

    • In Notebooks on your iPad, enable WiFi Sharing in settings and set up a WiFi user.
    • At the top level book, select Share This Book from the context menu.
    • In the view that appears, turn ON the switch Show System Files to make sure that all task data and details are transferred, too.
    • In Notebooks on your iPhone, change the WebDAV settings to the details given on the iPad’s Sharing info (http address, user name and password)
    • On your iPhone, move to the book that you would like to synchronize and select Sync from the action menu.

    Now all your books, notes, tasks and documents will be synced from your iPhone to your iPad. Of course, the same procedure works in the opposite direction and between any devices running Notebooks. If you use this procedure regularly, it is best to always sync in the same direction.

  • Sync Directly Between Notebooks for Mac and Notebooks on iOS Devices

    If you want to sync Notebooks between your iPad and Mac without going through an external service like Dropbox, the best option is to use the WebDAV server that integrated in Notebooks for Mac.

    • In Notebooks for Mac, open Preferences > Notebooks Server and start the server; a WebDAV server is now running on your Mac. When you are to allow incoming traffic for Notebooks you should agree. 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/Mac is running and your devices are connected to the same wireless network.