Toolbar Should Show Current Sync Status
Shaxpir continuously saves everything you write on your local hard drive. Then in the background, it periodically synchronizes those changes to the cloud. When you're offline, everything is saved to disk, but the background process waits until you have an internet connection before the next sync.
Right now, it's impossible for a user to see the synchronization status, or to know how when the most recent sync occurred.
A simple toolbar icon could show the user the current sync status, and a user hovering over that icon could see the amount of time elapsed since the last successful sync.
This feature was completed in Shaxpir 4.0 and released on March 14, 2017. The main toolbar now contains a “Sync Status” button which shows a popover bubble with information about the current data-synchronization status.
I can only see the time that has passed from the last sync.
When I click the sync button, the app does not sync, and simply keeps adding time to the counter.
If I close the app, when I reopen it my work is gone.
Okay, so I've been writing for NaNo and the last three days of writing and brainstorming (3000 words) is all gone. I've been writing both on wifi and off, and it was syncing fine and saving until a didn't open Shaxpir yesterday at all. I opened it this morning and found the 3000 words missing, but the overview at the beginning out of wack with the word counts from each day. Help please.
Sync status (and syncing in general) is a particularly important function for anyone who uses more than one computer (I'm guilty). I've experienced two instance so far of a failure of Shaxpir to properly sync content between my computers (I actually use 3 different computers). Since there is no way to check sync status, I can't determine if this is because I didn't allow time for backups to take place, or didn't allow time for loading of backed up content. I've tried to recreate the problem and have been able to make it happen at will, but as I said it has happened now twice, and I've back-leveled content in both cases. Bottom line: some method for checking syncing/backup would be a valuable addition. Thanks for considering.