Dropbox Only? Surely not
Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:15 PM
There have been so many articles in the IT press about security problems with Dropbox and people getting access to complete strangers data that I am a bit surprised that Dropbox seems to be the only option for data to be shared with an Android device.
The idea of being able to have a copy of data on a tablet or phone is a great one but I really hope that different methods of copying the data file to the mobile device become available. Even a simple email attachment saved to a relevant folder.
Maybe there is a method but it is just not mentioned on the web site. If so, I'd be glad to hear about it.
But I will not be installing Dropbox on any computer of mine.
Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:59 PM
Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:07 PM
Several months ago I posted an item about viewing RootsMagic reports on an Android. This effort was partially successful. Take a look at this link for hints about moving files from a Vista system to a specific brand of Android. Moving report files from Vista to the Android was successful. Not all "touches" on the screen to navigate through the generations were usable.
Moving photographs in this manner also works.
Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:49 PM
I know how to move files to the tablet, we need to know what directory the RootsMagic App is looking to find it.
Also, do we need to move the picture folder into the same directory so that pictures will display?
Hopefully, someone knows these answers.
Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:00 AM
Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:16 AM
Looks to me like the app isn't finished yet. The file menu gives an option for "my device" but doesn't bring up the file open search dialog. Either a bug, or the app was rushed out the door with only drop box configured.
I've raised a support call, but I'm still waiting for them to get back to me.
Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:59 AM
I too do not believe that going through a 3 party system outside my personal control to move private files is a wise approach Especially when the two devices are 12 inches apart. Please provide a way that the RM App can find the files if they are moved from a pc to a tablet.
Thanks for making progress on the Android App.
Adopt, Adapt & Improve. ©
Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:40 AM
Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:51 AM
Rooting an android device isn't the answer for the wider community of android users.
Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:58 AM
My android phone didn't even let me create the directory
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:42 PM
You do not need to install Dropbox on your computer in order to get your RMGC into it and use it on your device. We have the procedure to just work with the online Dropbox service in a Knowledge Base article. The link is below.