configured for manual attachment download. When a particular PDF is desired, the
user can simply tap on the icon for the file and it will be downloaded immediately.
PDFs that are not needed on the device will consume neither local storage space,
nor network bandwidth.
It should also be noted that Sente for iPad can only sync when it is the foreground
app. Edits to references, notes, etc., can normally be handled just fine when the app
is active, but downloading attachments can take a long time and it will not progress
unless the iPad is awake, and Sente is the foreground application.
What Happens When You Edit a Synchronized Library
Your Sente library knows how to communicate with the Sente sync servers, so
synchronization can and will occur in the background as long as there is an open
Internet connection. You can work offline with the library, but it is important to let
the library synchronize with the servers as often as possible.
If you are online while you are making changes, each edit is committed locally and
then transmitted to the sync servers. The sync servers check to make sure that your
changes were made to the most current version of the reference. If they were, your
new version is made the new official version and the other synchronized library
copies are updated with the new information. If you were not working on the most
current version of the reference, your edit is marked as a Sync Conflict, which you
must resolve manually. For more information about sync conflicts, see the Sync
What Happens While Your Library is O!ine
When your library is offline, you can still make changes. Each edit is committed
locally and the changes are queued up for synchronization. The next time the
computer is online, the synchronized process described above is carried out.
The major difference between editing online and offline is that working offline
increases the likelihood of synchronization conflicts. If you edit a reference while
offline, the changes will be committed the next time the library is online, unless the
reference is edited in another copy of the library before then. When Sente tries to
commit the changes you made while offline, if it detects that the same reference
was edited in another copy of the library while you were offline, your changes will be
rejected by the server and marked as a sync conflict in your local library.
If you are the only user of a synchronized library (but you use it on multiple
computers), you can work in such a way as to prevent sync conflicts. All you need to
do is make sure that all of your changes in any copy are synchronized before