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I'm just asking because I have the iBank application both for the desktop and the iPhone and syncing the iPhone app never takes more than 5 seconds no matter how many transactions I have entered. Same goes foe the desktop application.
 
How long does your OmniFocus database take to sync? How many clients do you have? How recently have they been synced? Are you using WebDAV or Bonjour? Have you tired contacting support for help? It's free for licensed users and you can reach them by email or phone.

I ask all this because my OmniFocus database rarely takes more than 5 seconds to sync over MobileMe on a Wi-Fi connection. I have two clients (a Mac and an iPhone), both are synced a couple times a day, and my database has around 2200 actions and 330 projects with a file size of about 500 KB (no attachments).

I know there are further syncing optimizations/fixes planned, but in my experience, OmniFocus as it is today has been pretty solid/quick with syncing. I have no complaints whatsoever in that area.

-Dennis
 
I have 2 clients, MacBook and iPhone, syncing via MobileMe on WiFi. My database has 123 actions in 37 projects.

The iPhone client sync took around 25 seconds while the desktop client took only 5 or 6 seconds.
 
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I have 2 clients, MacBook and iPhone, syncing via MobileMe on WiFi. My database has 123 actions in 37 projects.

The iPhone client sync took around 25 seconds while the desktop client took only 5 or 6 seconds.
That's a pretty small database and certainly shouldn't be taking that long to sync on your iPhone, at least not on a regular basis. Mine occasionally takes that long (i.e. when it's compacting a lot of transactions or I've got a glacial Edge connection), but most of the time it's only a 4-second sync or so.

How many zip files do you have? You can check this by going into the Settings screen in OmniFocus on your iPhone and scrolling down to the bottom. If it's more than maybe a couple hundred, you might have a stale client (an old client that's still registered but no longer syncing).

-Dennis
 
I currently have 7 zip files. I get no more than 20 zip files since I started syncing regularly.

I have the most recent version of both the iPhone and desktop apps, AFAIK (desktop app on 1.7.5, iPhone app on 1.5.3).

I'd like to emphasize that it's only the iPhone app that takes long to sync. The desktop app takes about 5 or 6 seconds only. It's set to auto-sync while the iPhone app is on manual.
 
A couple of variables that haven't been pinned down here:

1) how large is your database (size in bytes, not # of zip files) -- do you attach files to any of your actions?

2) you say you are syncing to MobileMe with WiFi, but that doesn't really tell us anything about your network connection's throughput. What does the "Speed test" app on the iPhone (free from the Apple app store) or http://speakeasy.net/speedtest on your computer reveal?
 
Dennis says:

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my OmniFocus database rarely takes more than 5 seconds to sync over MobileMe on a Wi-Fi connection. I have two clients (a Mac and an iPhone), both are synced a couple times a day, and my database has around 2200 actions and 330 projects with a file size of about 500 KB (no attachments).
I would really like to know how you pull this off. I don't think I have nearly that many actions or projects, and today I'm already 10 minutes into a sync and wondering how soon it's going to finish so I can get out of the house and start my day. This is nerve-wracking.
 
Can someone please post that OG link to the thread or sticky that describes how to pare down the zip files so that syncing is sped up? I can't find the procedure in my notes. Thanks!
 
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I would really like to know how you pull this off. I don't think I have nearly that many actions or projects, and today I'm already 10 minutes into a sync and wondering how soon it's going to finish so I can get out of the house and start my day. This is nerve-wracking.
I haven't done anything special other than avoiding attachments and syncing both of my clients regularly. It's been largely maintenance free.

In fact, I've never had particularly long sync times, and I'm wondering what it is that's giving some people so much trouble in this area.

As for compacting your database, you could just sync all clients and then unregister them. On one of your Mac clients, go to Edit -> Compact Database. When it's done, turn syncing back on for that Mac client. When it's done, turn syncing back on for your other clients and be sure to choose "remote copy" or "server copy" of the database (not sure how that dialog is worded now).

-Dennis
 
 


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