File-sync with NotePlan

Your data is important. It should always be secure and backed up. For many it would be a catastrophe, if they open their calendar or other planning tool an see the data is all wiped out.

Another important angle to consider is robust and automatic synchronization of your data across all your devices. So you can access it, when you need it from any device.

NotePlan solves this requirement by relying on Apple’s iCloud technology. Transparently all the data you enter is saved in simple, human-readable text files inside your iCloud Drive. The text files are extremely compact and simple, therefore they can be synchronized across different devices quickly.

You can access and see your data by opening the Finder > Go > iCloud Drive. Inside the Finder look for a “NotePlan” folder and open it. The notes are deposited in a “Calendar” and a “Notes” folder:

NotePlan itself does not send anything of your notes outside your own Mac. Apple’s iCloud takes care of backing it up online and synchronizing with other devices automatically. This way it will be also delivered to your iOS devices like iPhone and iPad.

With iCloud your data will be saved on Apple’s servers. These servers might be in the U.S.A. If you don’t want your files to be uploaded anywhere, you can disable iCloud Drive for NotePlan in your System Preferences. The files will be saved locally and you have to take care of backing them up. You will also loose the synchronization between your other Apple devices. See following article explaining how to access your files:

Events from external calendars are pulled from Apple’s iCalendar Database in real-time. It is not saved at all by NotePlan. Equally, if you register other calendars, such as Google’s with your iCalendar, the data will be automatically pulled from your Mac and displayed live inside the NotePlan calendar an daily notes.