Like others, I've been finding the Dropbox backup/restore
process to be... unpredictable.
I just backed up a single notebook to Dropbox from one iPad, and
then attempted to restore it on another. The backup size was ~725
KB. This failed twice without any error messages, so I stopped
I then backed up all of my notebooks (top level) to Dropbox from
one iPad, and then attempted to restore it on another. The backup
size was ~3.1 MB. This failed twice without any error messages, so
I stopped trying.
I then deleted Thinkbook from the target iPad, reinstalled it,
and then attempted to restore the backup from Dropbox. This
One of my concerns about this process is its opacity: there's no
way of telling whether a Dropbox restore has actually worked, short
of comparing notebooks between the source and target.
There's also no indication that it's failed, nor any reasons. It
would be useful to have some kind of error message displayed if the
Dropbox import/restore doesn't complete successfully.
Hope this helps in getting closer to the root cause.
emolina on 07 Jan, 2013 01:04 AM
Alberto and Steven, if you are still having issues with backups,
can you please re-try using the local import/export feature and
manually moving the files to your desktop and back into TB? I'm
trying to work out if this is a connectivity issue or if there is a
problem with the way TB is reading the files.
Hi Just like to say I love the app, I am however finding the
"import text from file" feature very frustrating.
Unless I'm missing something there is no way to tell ThinkBook
which file to import the text from, it simply looks for a file with
a filename of %RandomNumber%.txt.
I can find no way to discover what the file name that it looks
for is called for a given notebook. Except to export the text to
dropbox and then edit the file that it exports.
This is not a great solution. Do you plan to add any kind of
browse facility to the import procedure? Also are there any plans
to allow import of emails, photos and other types of document?
Finally, a great feature would be to add the facility to include
a freehand drawing page. I regularly need to make freehand sketches
during meetings. If ThinkBook had the facility it would remove the
need to switch applications.