We would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete our anonymous survey in August. We gained some interesting insights, some of which we've already acted upon. Thanks a lot for your help with making EteSync better!
Now, let's jump to the updates.
We made quite a bit of progress since last month's update and initial alpha release. The app is now faster and looks better; you can now edit and create new collections (e.g. calendars) and share them with other EteSync users; and a few other fixes and improvements.
However, the biggest improvement is that collections are no longer read-only, so any changes you make to your events and tasks on iOS will now be synced to your other clients!
For more information on how to try it out, please head to the iOS app's README. Please let us know if you encounter any bugs or issues.
Issue with disappearing tasks and events on Android
A few users have reported that some of their tasks and and events were no longer showing on their device's calendars, but were still showing in the change journal and other clients. Thanks to a detailed bug report and following feedback, we managed to find out that the issue is indeed real and was a regression in 1.9.0. The issue was fixed in 1.9.3 so please update to that in order to make sure you don't get hit by this issue.
If you're one of the unlucky ones who've been affected by this issue, a quick fix would be to open the EteSync app, remove your account, and then add it back. That's it, all of your events should now reappear in the Android calendar.
New payment methods
While the only automatic payment method is cards, we can manually process some other ones. For a long time we only supported PayPal and cryptocurrencies as alternative payment method, but we are glad to announce that following your feedback we finally support SEPA bank transfers! This means you can now pay with a simple bank transfer as long as you have a bank account from within the EU. For more information visit the FAQ entry.
Are you outside of the EU and would like to pay using bank transfers? Do we not support your favourite payment method? You'd like us to automate your favourite payment method? Please let us know!
Feedback, suggestions and contributions
As usual, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we want to hear your thoughts. Do you have some suggestions or experiencing an issue? Please send patches, report issues or just contact us.
In addition, your contributions are always welcome! Be it testing, design, code or helping us spread the word! Every bit helps in making EteSync better for everyone. If you are interested in contributing and don't know where to start, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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Until next time!