For Mac OS X 10.12 or Later (Including 10.15)
The following will help you understand what is happening when you sync your PasswordWallet data:
Described herein are three methods for synchronizing data with your device. All of them executed from a single wizard.
If you only want to move your data between your computer and device, see the PasswordWallet for iOS manual.
The most popular way to sync is through Dropbox. Dropbox accounts are free, and Dropbox is run by good people. Remember that your data is always automatically secured with your password before it leaves your device or computer.
Dropbox works as the common place that all devices and computers sync through.
There are a few ways to sync an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) with a Mac or Windows:
To synchronize with any of the above methods (starting with the device or computer as noted above) do the following:
First, you have to be sure which files you want to sync. On iOS it's easy. The wallet files on the device in PW→Manage Wallets are the files that can sync.
On Mac it's a little more complicated because files can be anywhere on your hard drive. You can specify which can sync in Preferences→Network Sync. PW tries to be "smart" about this by adding files you open to the list, but things can get confused if there are name conflicts, etc. (Also be sure Preferences→Default File is what you want.)
A wizard will appear and will walk you through all of the steps required to sync.
After successfully completing the synchronization wizard, PasswordWallet will automatically save synchronization settings with a name. To sync again with the same settings, just select it.
Settings can also be modified. When modifying settings, PasswordWallet will step you through each step of the wizard with your previous settings filled in and ready for changes.
Synchronizing files between your Mac and Windows Mobile devices requires MissingSync for Windows Mobile. MissingSync maintains the connection to the device while the PasswordWallet conduit (portions of which are also built in to PasswordWallet) performs the synchronization. PasswordWallet does not have to be running for the synchronization to execute.
PasswordWallet for Windows Mobile will execute on any Windows Mobile 5 device, be it PocketPC or Smartphone. To begin, plug in your device and confirm that it is recognized by MissingSync. Select "File" menu → "Synchronize" → Windows Mobile
Push "Install" under step 1. PasswordWallet will communicate with your device, determine if it is a PocketPC or Windows Mobile device, and install the correct version on your device. After you push "Install", MissingSync may have a question for you. Push "Default" if it is confusing.
Push "Install" under step 2.
Push "Configure" under step 3. Add and remove files to synchronize with the remote device. Drag and Drop works. Or you can push the "+" button to add a file or the "-" button to remove a file. Files that do not exist on the device will be copied to the device. Files are never copied off the device by the conduit.
Run MissingSync and push "Synchronize".
We recommend MissingSync for Palm as it is a modern Cocoa app still maintained by Mark/Space. HotSync from Palm has not seen a major update for over 5 years. Our conduit and synchronization work best in MissingSync. To begin, select "File" menu → "Synchronize" → Windows Mobile
Enclosed in PasswordWallet's application is an automator action. Automator will find the Synchronization Action automatically. There is nothing special to do. So long as PasswordWallet is installed in your Applications folder, Automator will find it.
After running automator, the action can be found under "Library" → "Utilities" → "Synchronize Files". The action will have a PasswordWallet icon.
The automator action, for input, requires two files. These are most easily fed by the "Finder" action named "Get Specified Finder Items". The automator action expects only two files. The automator action will generate an error if exactly two files are not fed to it.
A sample Automator action can be copied to the desktop from the "File" menu → Synchronize → with Automator
To use this menu item, open up a saved PasswordWallet document. When open, select this menu item to set up the synchronization. In the sheet that is presented, select the "Remote" file to synchronize with as well as the synchronization type. The original file will be closed temporarily and will be automatically re-opened. If the remote file is also open, it too will be closed and reopened automatically. You may be asked for the master password for either file when they reopen.
For errors whens syncing directly to another device over WiFi (without dropbox), try the following:
For errors whens syncing directly to another device through Dropbox or WebDAV, try the following:
You should never actually store your PasswordWallet Document Files on Dropbox. They should always be stored on your local computer or device.
If you're getting duplicates or having other problems, run through these items and see if they help. This advice applies to all sync methods. You may have some bad sync data, probably left over from an old version of PasswordWallet. To fix this, do this:
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