How to make different types of copy/clone/link/alias in the Finder and command line, their properties and uses, summarised in two table.
If you thought the first article was lightweight fun, here’s more about links/aliases to folders, behaviour in apps, iCloud, and Bookmarks.
Small changes in tables which allow you to navigate using the cursor keys – but should greatly improve their usability. Recommended for all users.
Each now built with the latest version of Xcode, and notarized for your added security. Recommended for Mojave users in particular.
Until these bugs are fixed, versions in iCloud simply can’t be trusted. And mixing them with Handoff becomes even more confusing.
Both apps have been notarized now, for added security protection, particularly when used in Mojave.
Shared documents in iCloud have patchy version histories with duplication. They are also inefficient, leading to download of many identical files. And they can take forever to sync.
Working on shared documents in iCloud Drive is attractive, and support by Pages, Number, and Keynote. But there is flaw with versions. Can it be worked around?
Document versions can be a lifesaver when you need to reverse some changes or recover missing text. So why don’t they work on documents shared in iCloud?
You can now share old versions of documents in iCloud Drive. But don’t expect it to work properly, and stand by for profound confusion.