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Originally Posted by uncleroscoe
QUESTION TO OMNI STAFF: As a work-around, what I've been doing in the case where an application can't sync between two Macs, I put the actual file in a .Mac folder and can access that file from any Mac that has the application installed and access to .Mac. That way every time I access the file from any Mac it is always updated and there is no syncing necessary.

Is this possible in the current version of OmniFocus? If so, what file would I put upload to my .Mac? If not, can it be?
You want the OmniFocus.ofocus file in [user name]/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus. An easy way to check that you're using the right one is to launch OmniFocus and then command-click on the document icon in the main window. This will show you the folder it's in, and you can click on that folder to open it in the finder.
I tried storing the OF file on my iDisk, but since it syncs the individual files of the OF file bundle, it was taking forever (and I just gave up).

This is what I am doing now to sync my home desktop, laptop, and work desktops:

I wrote Automator scripts to 1) ZIP the OF data file and put it in my iDisk (I call this one "Upload OmniFocus data to iDisk", and 2) UNZIP the archive from the iDisk and move the result into the appropriate Application Support folder.

Now, after I quit OF on one machine, I run the Upload script on that machine and wait for .Mac to sync before putting the machine to sleep. When I wake up another machine, I wait for .Mac to sync and then run the Download script on that machine and start up OF.

I'm attaching a ZIP of my Automator workflows - you'll have to change file settings appropriately. NOTE: the pause I've inserted in the Download script allows the Unzipping to finish before moving the result into the Application Support folder.

I welcome any improvements!
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Last edited by the doug; 2007-06-21 at 02:48 PM..
Lizard explains how to store the data file on a thumb drive (using sym links). The doug explains how he transfers a zipped version to and from his iDisk. Can you guys tell me if this method could work?:Store the actual data file on my iDisk, and use sym links on each of my computers to access it. Would that eliminate the long iDisk syncing time that the doug was talking about?

Never done sym links before, and I'm new to OF (as we all are) and iDisk. Thanks for whatever you can tell me!

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