Greetings to all tech enthusiasts out there! Today, we're about to embark on an exploration of a topic that's been causing quite a buzz in the community lately - syncing services for Obsidian. We'll be putting two popular options under the microscope: Obsidian Sync and iCloud Sync.
If you've been following along, you'd know that TFT Hacker has been a devoted user of Obsidian Sync for quite some time. Its reliable synchronization across his devices has served him well. Recently though, curiosity piqued his interest and he found himself wondering what it would be like to switch over to iCloud for sync purposes.
The Apple Ecosystem & iCloud
Many users who rely on iCloud for sync live within the Apple ecosystem and report no major issues except occasional delays or duplicates. That being said, those venturing outside this ecosystem (Windows users or others) have experienced problems leading them back to Obsidian Sync which they find faster, more reliable and secure.
Advantages of Obsidian Sync
Apart from reliability and speed, one thing that sets Obsidian apart is its unique features such as end-to-end encryption, versioning capabilities and fine-grained options for exactly what you want synced. Furthermore, while it is a paid service unlike the free storage provided by iCloud (for Apple users), your subscription supports the ongoing development of this powerful tool called ‘Obsidian’.
So far so good right? But let’s not jump onto conclusions just yet!
Testing Waters - A Dive Into iCloud
I’d still say giving iCloud sync a shot could be worth your while especially if you are already part of the Apple family. However, do note that starting up Obsidian can take longer due to local document checks when using this service.
Some users reported instability issues with using both tools together. Issues like Obsidian forgetting vault locations or generating duplicate daily note files have been reported.
Glitches with Obsidian Sync
That said, it’s not all smooth sailing in the Obsidian realm either. Users have observed glitches such as generation of duplicate daily note files on Windows and Android platforms.
Startup Time: A Notable Consideration
One thing to consider when deciding between these two services is startup time. iCloud Sync has been noted to result in longer startup times, especially when importing large amounts of data. This could be a significant factor if you’re someone who frequently restarts their devices or needs quick access to your notes.
In conclusion, while I highly recommend Obsidian Sync for its reliability and unique features, experimenting with iCloud sync may be worth it if you’re already embedded within the Apple ecosystem. As always though, your mileage may vary so do share your experiences!