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How to Sync Logseq Notes Across Windows, Mac and Mobile

Logseq doesn't allow you to sync outside of iCloud, if you prefer Dropbox or Google Drive, that's a problem. Let’s fix that issue.

Dele Omotosho
Dele Omotosho
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How to Sync Logseq Notes Across Windows, Mac and Mobile
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A painful problem with Logseq is: the iOS mobile app needs iCloud to sync to your notes. On my other devices I prefer and use Dropbox. Let’s fix it.

In this guide, I will share how to sync your notes from Dropbox (or Google Drive) on your other devices to iCloud on iOS (iPhone and iPad).

At the end of this guide, here’s what we will have:

The setup I want to achieve
The setup we want to achieve

Desktop Logseq Notes Sync Setup

To continue with this setup, you will need to install these apps

After SyncTime install, update your mac Login Items so SyncTime starts when you logon your computer.

How to set SyncTime to start at login
How to set SyncTime to start at login

Next, inside your Dropbox folder, create a folder for your Logseq notes.

The Dropbox folder on my Mac
The Dropbox folder on my Mac

On your mac, create the Logseq directory inside iCloud

My iCloud folder with a Logseq folder
My iCloud folder with a Logseq folder

Create your SyncTime task to sync from the Dropbox -> iCloud directory

Create the sync task from Dropbox to iCloud
Create the sync task from Dropbox to iCloud

After you’ve created the task, it should look like this:

SyncTime General Tab
SyncTime General Tab
  1. The Title of this task
  2. SyncTime sync schedule . In “automatic” this runs when it detects any changes.
  3. My Logseq Dropbox folder
  4. My iCloud folder

Our setup is complete.

Now, any notes we make to Logseq on our Mac will sync to your Logseq’s iCloud folder and any changes from the iCloud folder will sync to the Dropbox folder.

iOS Logseq Notes Sync Setup

With this setup complete, let’s move over to the mobile app.

download the Logseq mobile app on your iPhone or iPad

When it asks for your graph folder, choose the iCloud folder you created on your Mac.

Give it some time to sync, and you’re done!

With this, any change you make from your iPhone or iPad will sync back to iCloud, which syncs to your Mac. With SyncTime running, it automatically syncs it to Dropbox.

If you’re having issues, here are some things to check:

  • If your notes are not updating properly on your mobile devices, install this iOS shortcut: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/8bcba6316c2944ceb9e5a127f312b49b
  • Your mac is the “control center” for syncing from Dropbox to iCloud. If you’re editing notes that are mainly on your Dropbox folder (for example on an Android phone), you will need to go through your mac to let SyncTime run and sync.
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