Thanks for confirming my suspicion about using the iPad legacy version, although I’m sorry to hear that Dropbox sync isn’t working on it. Dropbox has updated their API (what’s used by Codebook to communicate with it for syncing) since the iPad Legacy version was discontinued, so they’ve most likely fully deprecated the previous API endpoints (what was used in the iPad Legacy version).
Can you give Google Drive sync a try? It might be the same story there, but it’s worth a shot.
So, if I do this does the data (my passwords) that are currently in the legacy version automatically get transferred to the universal version, or do I have to sync with Dropbox first?
It won’t be automatically transferred when installing the Universal version, you’ll need to transfer it via sync or some other way if sync doesn’t work (explained at the end).
It appears that Dropbox sync is not working in the legacy version . Does the Dropbox app need to be installed, or should I be able to login to Dropbox via browser? The latter doesn’t appear to work. After Dropbox login, nothing happens.
You don’t need the Dropbox App installed on your device to be able to sync Codebook with Dropbox. I think it’s definitely case of Dropbox deprecating (discontinuing) their previous API endpoints which were used in the iPad Legacy version of Codebook.
Another way of transferring your iPad’s Codebook data:
If Google Drive sync doesn’t work as well, we can attempt to extract your encrypted Codebook database from an iTunes backup, load it onto Codebook for Windows, install the universal version of Codebook for iOS on your iPad and sync the two.
Here are the steps:
- Follow the steps here to take an iTunes backup, extract your encrypted Codebook database from it, and load it onto Codebook for Windows: Extracting Your Encrypted Database From An iTunes Backup Using iExplorer
- Launch Codebook for Windows, login and confirm your data is present.
- Install the universal version of Codebook on your iPad using the link in my previous message: https://appstore.com/zeteticllc/codebookpasswordmanager
- Setup a Sync Key on one of your devices, then import it into the other device by following these steps: https://www.zetetic.net/codebook/documentation/sync-setup-help/
- Sync your devices (using whichever method you prefer: WiFi, Google Drive, Dropbox).
Let me know if you’re able to sync via Google Drive or if you’re able to use the other way of transferring your iPad’s Codebook data. I’ll be happy to help if you have any questions or run into any issues along the way. Thanks!