Data Sync

Overview of sync options and links to setup guides.

Everdo is not a cloud-based app, so data synchronization between devices is an important consideration. This page outlines the main approaches to sync in Everdo. After reading it you will understand the pros and cons of different options. Then you will be able to choose what works best for you.

Sync Options

Let us get to the brief overview of Everdo sync options. These include

  • No sync - autonomous / offline use
  • Local Network sync
  • Encrypted Sync Service

Now we list the the pros, cons and configuration guidance for each option.

No Sync

Everdo can be used without any sync configuration at all. This way, every device on which you run the app will have it's own separate data. If at some later point you decide to start syncing the devices, you will be able to do so using one of the approaches described on this page.

Local Network Sync

In this approach, Everdo on one of your desktop computers acts as a sync server, while other devices are clients. Each client performs a two-way sync with the server. Clients do not communicate with each other directly, but as long as they sync with the server, your data will be shared across all configured devices.

The benefit of Network-based sync is that it doesn't require connecting to a central service. On the other hand, it means that configuration can get quite technical. In additions it's important to understand that it won't be possible to sync your devices unless they are on the same local network and properly configured for that network.

You can now proceed to local network sync guide to learn more and configure your devices.

Encrypted Sync Service (ESS)

Every device still owns its data and is capable of working offline for any period of time. But now the devices connect to a central service called the Encrypted Sync Service or ESS, which keeps them updated with the latest changes.

A key feature of the ESS is that your data is encrypted before leaving your device and the encryption key is never shared with the ESS. The means your tasks are kept private even when using the central sync server.

The benefit of the ESS over the Network Sync option is that it is easier to configure and it works over the internet. On the other hand, this option requires a small subscription fee and it does rely on a central server.

Proceed to Encrypted Sync Service guide to learn more and configure your devices.

Local Network Sync

A detailed configuration guide.

Encrypted Sync Service

A detailed configuration guide.

Last modified January 1, 0001