- Steps 1 to 5 are instructions for the FIRST computer. You will have to do different steps (and repeat) for each computer you want to sync with afterwards.
- Step 4 assumes your Dropbox folder is in ~/ (home directory). Change command to whatever you are using. If the folder name you created in Step 1 is not the one proposed, change the name correctly here.
On a new computer :
- no need for Step 1: the folder should sync automatically if Dropbox was correctly installed
- step 2: yes, quit socialite on the 2nd mac if it was running. I'm assuming here it was installed properly. DON'T RELAUNCH IT until all the configuration is done.
- skip step 3 : it should sync automatically. Make sure the other Mac is in sync already (menu bar icon comes in handy here)
- step 4 : DELETE the local Socialite folder first. you won't need it. Then make sure the directories match for Dropbox location (I did a nested symlink, because I have my Dropbox on a RAID config)
- step 5 : not yet. You need to sync keychains first.
Setting Keychains on the 1st computer:
- Step 4 is a bit confusing. I had 2 twitter.com entries (maybe another program was using it too. But I only use socialite anyways. You should only have one entry, the others are either from previous installs, or from another program).
Setting keychains on the new computer :
- well this was not described.
- Launch "Keychain Access.app". Import Items menu. Navigate to your Dropbox folder, and select the Keychain file created in Step 2 of "keychains on the 1st computer).
And with that you're all set, to sync across several macs. All your searches, feeds, read/unread, starred, etc. will appear.
The remaining problem, is that YOU CANNOT USE 2 open socialite.apps at the same time (unless I'm wrong here). That's because each will try to write to the SQL file, and you will get conflicting copies. Dropbox will treat them as separate files. So good hygiene is to open Socialite only on one computer; but whenever you open it on another one (after closing it on the 1st computer), you should be fine.
- home computer vs. office computer
- laptop vs desktop computers (me)
- folks tracking customer support (for example) on different shifts.
Hope this helps.