For privacy, Remembary stores your diary information locally on your device. However, if you need to get data out of the app, you’ve always been able to export files either as plain text or in a re-importable “data” format. Getting these backup files out and back into Remembary has always been kind of awkward. DropBox integration depended on their unstable SDK libraries and sometimes failed, while I was never able to get direct integration with iCloud Document Library to work properly (and it turns out many other app developers have experienced the same problems).

Remembary 3.2 has solved all of these export/import problems by implementing iOS’s “Share Sheets” technology. This lets you export your backups to any storage system on your device, and re-import them from any location, including DropBox, iOS’s “Files” app, and even email attachments!

Exporting is simply a matter of selecting a date range, a format, and whether you want to include your feed items too. Once the export process is done, you are given the option to select where the file is going to go - just swipe left or right to see all of the options:

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To import, find the file you want to use, and bring up the “Share” option. Each service has a slightly different way to get to this, but often tapping and holding on the file will give you a menu with a “Share” or “Export” option. This will bring up another Share Sheet, and one of the options should be “Copy to Remembary”. Remembary will then pick up the file and import everything from it. You can track the progress through a status message at the bottom of the screen.

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For this to work properly, Remembary’s data export files have to have a datatype suffix of “.rexport”. If you made older backups from earlier versions of Remembary, they have the “.xml” suffix. To get them to work with the new Remembary, you just need to rename the files and replace “.xml” with “.rexport”.

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AuthorAndrew Burke