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I have Designer on both my Windows laptop and my iPad and for years I've been trying to find a solution to work with these two together. I'm always running into the problem of having a font on one machine and not the other, or, a colour palette on one and not the other, etc. I find my laptop to be much more efficient to work on but my iPad is so much more comfortable to design on. Does anyone else have this problem and how do you cope with it? I'm open to getting a new computer that will replace both of these devices if there is one out there.

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Good article, @stokerg, but it doesn't really address the question of fonts, swatches, assets, etc. being different between the two machines, which is an issue across any machines, not just iPad and Windows.

Fonts can be handled fairly well by using Packages (.afpackage files), which will incorporate fonts and temporarily install them on the other machine while the Package is open.

But there's no good solution today for the data that the Affinity applications maintain in the .propcol files. Perhaps one day we'll have some kind of Cloud support for synchronizing that information between machines.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.5, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.5

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@walt.farrell Thank you for your detailed response. Maybe in the future there will be a way to work more seamlessly between 2 machines but I think I'll have to keep plugging along with the way I am for now. I would love to find a one computer that does everything I want it to (powerful, portable, touch gestures) but for now the iPad OS is not efficient for daily work and Windows touchscreen computers can't use touch gestures in Affinity. Maybe one day I'll get my wish lol

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