Mac- iCloud Sync Thread

I also am not seeing any sync from my iPad and iPhone to my Mac (sync between the iDevices works fine). My version on the Mac is the Setapp version, FWIW.

I think there are still sync issues. I’ve found that if I START or import the app into iOS, then it will move over to the Mac. You may also try experimenting with putting a file into the iCloud folder and see where or if it shows up.


thanks for the tip, Todd, but it did not work.

Also, my iCloud drive has two folders. “MarginNote” holds the iOS PDFs, “MarginNote 3” holds the Mac PDFs. Moving a PDF from one to the other had no effect.

This is a big show-stopper.

Not sure if this is an iCloud sync problem, per say, but I’ve just posted that the MN Folders I’ve set up are not syncing between the Mac and iOS platforms.


Relatively new user here and I am REALLY disappointed with the sync process - I would have expected them to automatically be synced between devices (manually setting them to sync is weird) even when I have got it set right the sync is WAY TOO SLOW!!!

This needs SERIOUS attention.



the whole icloud sync process is just confusing. I’ve totally given up.


Why doesn’t sync work in MarginNote? It is the worst sync process I have ever encountered. I want to be able to pick up where I left off. I don’t want to have to upload documents, mindmap and cards etc… individually then download them individually every time I want to continue work on a different device. This is terrible. Furthermore, why can’t I export annotations etc…? I want to be able to export my findings to compile my project in a written paper. For a study software, the lack of reference management integration is a joke.


I’m trying the trials on iPad and Mac and sync isn’t working until now.
I create a note on Mac and the sync occurs 6 hours after :’(

I am having the same problem. I have MarginNote 3 installed in my Mac and iPad. I have the full version. The Sync process is just not working. It is really frustrating. Did the developers post any kind of solution for this problem?

No response to my last post from March. The sync system is still next to useless. Nothing actually syncs you have to do it yourself. If you forget to upload everything when you finish work and you open your project on another device remote from the first device you will only have an old version to work with, which I am always too frightened to work on incase it overwrites the more up to date project the first device. Not fixing this issue is bad enough but not responding to users is very poor.

Sorry for your issue, now we’re woking on it !