Thank you for your question. I’m sorry this is currently
not explicitly mentioned anywhere yet — it’s on my list
of things to do. For business reasons we’ve released Writer
Pro under a new developer account: we’re one company
incorporated in Switzerland and Japan, and it made sense for Writer
Pro to be handled via the Swiss entity (there were also some
technical reasons too, based around Writer Pro for iPad and
iPhone’s search feature). Because of how iCloud works, this
means the iCloud document stores of the two apps can not be shared.
However, it’s possible to migrate your files in Mac OS X by
opening both apps’ Open dialogs and copying or moving
documents directly, or migrate all files from iA Writer to Writer
Pro via the Migrate button in iA Writer for iPad and iPhone
v1.9.1’s file list view.
I hope that helps! Please let me know if there’s anything
else I can assist with…
Thank you for your question, and my apologies for not mentioning
this explicitly in my reply above. Currently iA Writer and Writer
Pro use different iCloud containers, so they can’t see each
other’s files via iCloud sync. However, Writer Pro for Mac
can save documents to Dropbox, and you can then access these
documents in Dropbox in iA Writer. We intend to add Dropbox sync to
Writer Pro for iPad and iPhone in a future release.
I hope that helps!
PS It’s also possible to symlink your Writer Pro iCloud
container into Dropbox, which would allow you to use the default
save locations in Writer Pro for Mac, but still see these files in
Dropbox automatically. This is a little technical and not
officially supported, but if you’d like more information on
doing this please let me know.
Figured this out for anyone wanting to sync iaWriter on their Mac with Writer Pro on their iOS Device (iPad for me).
The iOS app seemed to have problems with symlinks, but the OSX app handles them nicely. So....
Open terminal in OSX and cd to the iCloud pwd:
cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/
Next make backups of both the Writer-Pro and informationtechs-writer (which is iaWriter) directories. I saved copies of mine to Documents on my local hdd. These directories will have some numbers in front of them for you, but I'm going to abbreviate them as [iaWriter_dir] and [Writer-Pro_dir] for the remainder of this explanation.
Next copy all of the files in [iaWriter_dir]/Documents/ to [Writer-Pro_dir]/Documents/Write/
* I put them in Write because there are several new directories (Write, Read, Edit, and Note) in Writer Pro, but iaWriter only has Documents
Preserve the original iaWriter directory by first:
And then mv Documents into the new iaWriter_orig directory:
mv [iawriter-dir]/Documents/ [iawriter-dir]_orig/
Now make a symlink to the [Writer-Pro_dir]/Write/ directories for iaWriter.
ln -s [Writer-pro_dir]/Documents/Write [iaWriter_dir]/Documents
Fire up iaWriter on your mac and open a file. Choose Open --> iCloud --> iaWriter_dir/Documents/[File].md
Make some changes in it and it'll show up changed on your iOS Writer Pro and vice-versa.
Good luck to anyone else who was wanting to sync between these two apps like me.
A conversation has been started with the iA Writer Pro staff to resolve this discussion.