If I want to declare "local only" for a record, and do that on my Droid, then in order to have that same record on my laptop version, I must also add the record and to my laptop version and declare it to be "local only" - is that correct?
There are times when I want to be able to access the password contained in that record with my Droid and other times that I want to be able to access the password for that record from my laptop.
That’s exactly right. With the release of SplashID Safe version 7.2, Cloud Services users can now designate any record in SplashID Safe as Local Only. This means the record stays local on the device selected and does not sync to the cloud server. If the selected record is already on the web app or on any other devices running SplashID Safe, it will get deleted from those apps. At any point, you can undo the Local Only setting, and the record will sync back to the cloud server and appear on all your devices.
Generally, if you want a record to be on your desktop and on your phone, you should not mark it as local only, so it will sync. But if for some reason you do want to keep it out of the cloud, but still want it in both databases, you should first duplicate the record on either the SplashID Desktop or mobile app, save it, then mark one copy as local on the desktop app, and mark the other copy as local on the mobile app.
Thanks for contacting us. This is a great question.
We developed the teams edition with larger teams in mind, but it certainly could be used by a couple to share data while maintaining some private data. As you said, it’s an expensive option, because it’s business-oriented.
I would recommend instead using the Share Securely feature whenever you need to share a record with your wife. This will allow records to easily be transferred back and forth between users of the Personal Edition. Please note that any updates will have to be shared again, as the actual records are not synchronized after sharing.
Thanks for contacting us. If you set about a dozen local only records, that would explain it. I’m not aware of any counter issue in this respect, but perhaps you discovered something. Let me know if that number checks out.
There currently isn’t any indicator of Local Only on Mac, but we will be adding that when we create version 8.
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