Yojimbo 4 brings back syncing

Yojimbo 2.0

One of the main features of Yojimbo is the syncing of all your information across all your Macs (and later iPad). Unfortunately, the syncing relied on .Mac (later MobileMe) and Apple since shut it down. The application sync was no longer available in iCloud (as it was in MobileMe), and Yojimbo has not been able to sync between Macs.

Bare Bones Software released Yojimbo 4 and brings back syncing function. Just not with the iCloud service. Instead, it uses Wasabi Sync which describes itself as "Core Data cloud syncing done right."

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Yojimbo 4 is priced at US$30, which is cheaper than Yojimbo 3. Sync subscriptions are priced at $2.99 a month and include a 30 day free trial. You can download Yojimbo 4 at the Bare Bones website.

iCloud does provide syncing, and it is meant to be flawlessly for all iCloud end users. What iCloud does extremely well is file syncing, but not database syncing, or in technical terms: "Core Data" syncing. Yojimbo is pretty much a kind of database that holds almost everything you can drag in.

For more inside about syncing issue with iCloud, please refer to Frustrated with iCloud, Apple’s developer community speaks up en masse (arstechnica) and the Gathering Storm: Our Travails with iCloud Sync


Posted by Antony at August 16, 2013 9:20 AM

>> more MacCentre701 August 2013 reports.