iCloud, Dropbox, symbolic links

“Previous versions”

Funnily enough, it didn’t actually occur to me until later when I was getting ready to burn the midnight oil that my coursework folder was symlinked to Dropbox. I suppose that’s one negative side effect of not using Dropbox as the actual root for your files: you tend to forget that it’s there. I had also never intended to use it as a version control service (I’ve always seen it more as external storage) but there it was, that wonderful menu item titled “Previous versions” which listed minute-by-minute changes to my Keynote file, including that four hour gap that had somehow slipped past iCloud.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Elise Hein

Elise Hein

99 Followers

I’m a designer and software engineer building products for medical research at London-based Ctrl Group.