How to export or import tasks of Sorted³ using the backup feature?


Sorted³ does not support the traditional backup feature, but you can use the backup feature in the Settings of Sorted³ to export tasks in your app as a compressed file and save them in the location you like, or you can import the tasks in the compressed file one by one or in bulk into Sorted³ on any device.

Export tasks via backup feature

Manual backup

Please follow the steps of "Settings-Backup" in Sorted³ to open the "Backup" page, tap "Backup Now", then find the file named "Date+Time" in the "Manual Backups" list, open it and tap "Export ", then you can save it in the Apple File app or other location you like. This file contains all the tasks in Sorted³ before you created it using the backup feature.

Auto backup

Auto Backup is one of the features of PRO. Please follow the steps of "Settings-Backup" in Sorted³ to open the "Backup" page, and tap "Auto Backup" to open. Sorted³ will automatically generate files named "Date+Time" every day, and you can view the last ten backups. These files contain all the tasks in Sorted³ before they were generated.

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View the exported file

No matter whether it is manually or automatically backed up, whether you manually export the file and store it in the location you like, Sorted³ will make a copy of the file after it is generated and store it in the iCloud Drive (Apple File app).

Import the tasks via backup feature

Import single task

  1. Go to Sorted³ and open the Settings.
  2. Tap "Backup" to open the backup page.
  3. Tap a file in the "Auto Backups" list or "Manual Backups" list, and then tap "View".
  4. Scroll up and down or search to find a task and tap it, then tap "Recover". You can also click the "···" button in the top right corner to filter.

Import multiple tasks in bulk

  1. Go to Sorted³ and open the Settings.
  2. Tap "Backup" to open the backup page.
  3. Tap a file in the "Auto Backups" list or "Manual Backups" list, and then tap "View".
  4. Swipe left on a task to enter the multi-selection mode, and then tap all the tasks you need to recover, or directly select multiple tasks like using the "Magic Select", and then tap the "Recover" button at the bottom. You can also click the "···" button in the top right corner to filter.

Select the file you need to import to the current device

The file generated by the backup feature of Sorted³ can be imported into the latest version of Sorted³ on different devices. For example, you can import the tasks exported from Mac to iPhone. Take this as an example, please:

  1. Confirm that you have exported the tasks of Sorted³ for macOS and save the file generated properly.
  2. Go to the Files app on iPhone.
  3. Tap "Browse" at the bottom, and then tap "iCloud Drive".
  4. Find and open the "Sorted" folder. If you use Sorted³ on multiple devices at the same time, here you will see several folders named after different devices.
  5. Tap the folder named after the name of your current device, then open the "Backups" folder.
    You can go to "Settings">"General">"About"> "Name" to check the name of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can go to "">"System Preferences">"Sharing" to check the name of your Mac.
  6. Place file in the "Backups" folder (Location B).
  7. Follow the steps of "Settings-Backup" in Sorted³ of your iPhone to open the "Backup" page, and then you can see the file you just put in the "Manual Backups" list.
    If you put the file in the "Auto" folder (Location A) in Step 6, then you will see the file in the "Auto Backups" list.

Restrictions

App

It does not currently support directly export or restore to third-party apps, and import content from third-party apps into Sorted³ (except for the Reminders app, one list only).

Content

It currently only supports export or import tasks in Sorted³.

Form

For the time being, the exported tasks can be generated as compressed file only.


Published date: 2021.12.15