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GSE342 Syncing Snafus – MyMac.com

We break things and try to fix it so you do not need it because we are just nice that way. Thinking about syncing is our focus for episode 342 of Geekiest Show Ever. Data loss can become a real problem in the pandemic era of working and learning from home. Melissa shares some concerns and strategies for preventing data loss before it happens by keeping track of synchronization services and testing them out on a regular basis. Elisa wants to learn how to create an extra split vault in 1Password.

iOS Reminders PSA

Be mindful of your settings when working with third-party apps that can be set to sync with iOS reminders, because you may accidentally delete them to never be restored. Apple Support Article: Restore Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, and More Using iCloud.com Says,

“You can restore calendars and events along with reminders and reminder lists from an earlier version that was automatically archived in iCloud. If you have shared calendars or shared reminder lists, all sharing information will be removed when you restore calendars and reminders. You must resume calendars and to-do lists and ask others to re-invite you to share calendars and to-do lists. Note: If you are using upgraded reminders, you will not be able to recover reminders.

To prevent data loss, export your reminders first, and make sure syncing is disabled in third-party apps like Calendars 5. You can then upgrade and try importing them again later.

Shared vault in 1

Sharing a digital footprint between two or more people, such as a podcasting presenter or teacher, can be managed much more easily with a password manager. It is also a useful tool for digital property management.

We are curious about how we can share a vault using 1Password with the individual user subscription model compared to the family user service. If you have any suggestions, please email us or contact us on our social graphs.

Syncing vaults via a 1Password.com account, although incredibly efficient and increasingly necessary, has a significant cost over the years. How do you decide when it’s time to pay for convenience compared to enduring the disadvantages of saving money? We present our expectations of how we want it to work to justify the cost of switching from our “home-made” way of doing things. The family plan costs around $ 60 a year. So far, Melissa has been willing to sync her own multiple vaults via Dropbox, but she’s curious about how switching to a subscription model will affect the family’s workflow and budget. Elisa is still on the plan “if it is not broken, do not fix it”. Tip: check your local user groups to see if they offer a membership discount.

1Password Pricing links for more information:
For families (up to 5 members) it costs $ 4.99 per month or (x 12 = $ 59.98). The standalone license is $ 64.99 at the time of publication.

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Send us feedback. We would love to hear from you. Let us know about a technical topic that interests you.

Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
You can find Melissa at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
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