Sync snags between machines

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Given the work that goes into snags, it would be ideal if they could be stored and available in the cloud (by default if the user chooses that option) between machines and OS

Emailing them can work, but does not allow editing and thus work must be restarted or placed on hold until I am back with the original machine

I use snagit on 4PCs and 2 Macs. My sense is that is not an excessive number.
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Wish-4-Par

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Blork

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Not difficult at all. Just save them to a folder in Dropbox, or OneDrive or whatever cloud service you prefer. That’s what I do. Been doing it for years, with thousands of snag files across dozens of projects, all managed in Dropbox folders.
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Blork, Wish-4-par:
Those are built around, one-user, one-account systems and may not work well for six or more users.
I did something somewhat like this about 15 or 16 years ago. Four of us shared an "email account" (alice-bob-ed-rick@usa.net) where no email actually got sent, saved  in the "drafts" folder. Items just stayed there until someone deleted the draft. It was also fairly secure. The kicker was, that usa.net had no problems hosting big attachments, they just couldn't be "sent". 
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Blork

those snags are saved, but are they editable on the different machines?
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Blork

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Yes. It's like any cloud service. The file is on all the machines, and it can be edited where ever it is. The only risk is if you try to edit it in two places at the same time, in which case you'll get conflicts.
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Just note that the snag format is different on Mac and Windows and can't currently be shared.
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Blork

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To be precise, they can be “shared” in that the files will show up on each other’s machines; they just can’t be opened or edited. Also, the file name extensions are different. I.e, Windows .snag files can’t be opened in Snagit for Mac, and Mac .snagproj files can’t be opened in Snagit for Windows.
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So—- I would like to see this acted on in future version. A word doc can be edited no matter what machine or OS is running where it is opened. A snag should be the same. Just my opinion
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This has been a long standing request suggested multiple times going back for 6+ years now.  Forgetting about the two different formats between Win\Mac for the moment, you can't even effectively sync .snag files between 2 or more Windows machines.

Yes, you can use a cloud service to sync snag files, wherever you keep them.  But  you can't effectively do a delta sync of the SQL db used by Snagit that tracks that library.  So files synced from machine A don't automatically just show up in the Editor on machine B.

The only admittedly rough workaround I've found for that situation is to open each new .snag file on machine B after such a sync is done, implying you are keeping track of those in the first place.  And you can't do this enmasse in Windows Explorer, as dropping in too many .snag files at once results in some getting missed.