Accessed from the main menu on the Home Screen, the Shelf Screen, the Games Screen, the Search Screen and the Filtered Screen.


The app will use a local internet connection to connect to another device running the same app.
WiFi is suggested for speed as some actions may transfer a large amount of data, but it should still work over a 3G connection.

The process involves getting the two apps to 'find' each other,
then either app can choose an action.

Disconnecting at any time will break the link between the devices.




Connect Screen


connect screen

Displays information about the current connect action

connect screen

When displayed, lists the other devices you can connect to

it displays the app connected to, and the name of the other device (as set in the bluetooth settings)

connect screen

Displays a scrollable list of the actions that can be performed

connect screen

Any errors will be displayed in this area

connect screen

Displays the last few entries of the connection log




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Main Menu

Accessed by pressing the menu button.

select address

Select the address tou se for connecting your device

select address dialog

Selecting default will pick the most likely one from the list automatically

settings

Opens the Settings Screen

app info

Displays help options

help menu


  • F.A.Q.
  • View the full FAQ page directly from the app


  • App Help
  • Where available, these App Help Pages are available either online or offline

    help choice

    (Offline help can be turned on by default in the Settings Screen)


  • Donate
  • donate for an advanced key


  • App/Download Info
  • Visit the website to check latest download info


  • Email Developer
  • You can email the developer directly


  • Tips
  • Displays the quick tips dialog

    app info


  • App Info
  • View the current app version and release notes


  • New Version Info
  • See if a new version is available (and check the main website for latest updates)

    version status





Select Connection Method

First select how the two devices will connect to each other

mode screen

Default connect options can be set in the Settings Screen



Connect over a local network/WiFi connection, including hotspots, both devices must be connected to the same (local) network


or


Connect using a standard bluetooth connection


or


If other devices have backed up to this device, you can restore those backups onto this device
This option is only available if other device's backups are available








Finding Other Devices

The first action is to find other devices on the same connection

One device needs to wait for a connection, and the other needs to 'scan' to find it

connect screen

Waiting for a connection, will allow this app to be seen on the network/bluetooth by another device

connect screen

connect screen

Scan for a device will search the local network/bleutooth for an app which is waiting for a connection

connect screen

connect screen

If scanning is not finding other devices (local network only), you can directly enter the address of the other device (as shown in its info area)

enter address

Once entered the address will be scanned for waiting apps

connect screen

Once a device is located, you can click on it to make the connection

if it can't connect, check the other device is still waiting for a connection







Actions

Once connected, you can select an action from the (scrollable) list:

connect screen
sync

This will sync all updates and images between the devices

The latest update of each Game will be kept


You can choose in which direction to transfer changes:

sync target


you can choose which updates to transfer:

sync flags

Add will update all missing Games
Update will update only the matching Games
Delete will remove those Games which are not found on the target device
You cannot delete when sync'ing in both directions, as missing Games will be added in each direction

Games are matched by Barcode,
if two or more match, then the shelf is checked, if still two or more match then they are matched in order created


you can also choose if images are to be transferred as well:

transfer images


This action can take a while to run, you will see the progress for each step:

running


When finished, you can return to the list of actions:

finished


If an error occurs, you can re-run the action, it will know which Games have already been sync'ed

transfer

This will transfer everything from this device to the other device

This is the option for transferring your data to a new phone


As this will completely replace all of the data on the other device you will be asked to confirm:

confirm transfer


you have the option to create a new backup first, otherwise the latest backup will be used:

new backup


you can also choose if images are to be transferred as well:

transfer images


This action can take a while to run, you will see the progress for each step:

running


When finished, you can return to the list of actions:

finished


If an error occurs, you can re-run the action, it will continue from the last step

add shelf

This will transfer one or more shelves from this device to the other device


you can choose how duplicate Games are handled,

duplicates

Duplicates are checked using the barcode, you can choose:

  • no duplicates at all, any matching Games will not be added
  • no duplicates within the shelf, any matching Games in the transferred shelf will not be added


you can also choose if images are to be transferred as well:

sync images


you can choose one or more shelves to add to the other device:

select shelf


This action can take a while to run, you will see the progress for each step:

running


When finished, you can return to the list of actions:

finished


If an error occurs, you can re-run the action, it will continue from the last step

backup

This will create a full backup of this app on the other device

This allows you to keep full backups on other devices


you have the option to create a new backup first, otherwise the latest backup will be used:

new backup


you can also choose if images are to be backed up as well:

transfer images


This action can take a while to run, you will see the progress for each step:

running


When finished, you can return to the list of actions:

finished


If an error occurs, you can re-run the action, it will continue from the last step

restore

This will restore a full backup of this app stored on the other device

This allows you to restore full backups from another devices


As this will completely replace all of the data on the device you will be asked to confirm:

confirm restore


you can also choose if images are to be restored up as well:

transfer images


This action can take a while to run, you will see the progress for each step:

running


When finished, you can return to the list of actions:

finished


If an error occurs, you can re-run the action, it will continue from the last step

restore other

This will restore a full backup of this app that has been backed up to this device from another device

This allows you to restore full backups from other device's backups

This option is only displayed if backups from other devices are available


As this will completely replace all of the data on the device you will be asked to confirm:

confirm restore


You can choose which backup to restore:

select restore


If the backup is of another type, you will be asked to confirm (see section below):

other app type


you can also choose if images are to be restored up as well:

transfer images


This action can take a while to run, you will see the progress for each step:

running


When finished, you can return to the previous screen:

finished


If an error occurs, you can re-run the action, it will restart from the beginning

other apps

If you try to connect to a shelf app of a different type, you will get a warning.

You can still continue the action, but not all of the data may be compatible with the other app type

and you may find that you have missing fields, and data lookups may not always return data.







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