Access Your Log from Multiple ComputersIt's a common problem. You want to edit and view your log from your home and work computers, and maybe an additional laptop. There are two solutions.
Solution 1: Install or copy FishersLog onto a thumbdrive or external disk. This works for both Windows and Macs.
Or, My preferred way to access my log from multiple computers:
Solution 2: The FishersLog program and licensing has been engineered in a way to make this possible with the use of a "file synchronization service". If you don't know what this is, don't worry. It's simple, secure, and can be free. I use a service called "DropBox". I have no affiliation with them, and there are plenty of other similar services available. A free Dropbox account includes 2GB of storage. I fish about 140 times a year, and my estimates are that it will take me about 40 years of logging to use 2GB. I signed up for a free DropBox account, then installed their software on two computers. This creates an identical folder on both computers. The DropBox software makes sure that everything stays synchronized, and this includes a copy backed up on their server. Then all I needed to do was copy my existing FishersLog folder into my DropBox folder. Now both computers could see the log. For convenience, I created a desktop shortcut to the FishersLog.exe in the FishersLog folder on each computer. Now I can edit and view my log from multiple computers. The only requirement is that I only have FishersLog open on one computer at a time. For new installations, you can install FishersLog directly into your DropBox folder.
DropBox has a simple movie describing their service on their homepage at www.dropbox.com. If you have any questions about using DropBox with FishersLog, contact me at email@example.com. I'll be glad to help. For now, using FishersLog on multiple computers via file synchronization works only on Windows.
Data stored in a DropBox folder should be secure because it's backed up to multiple locations. However, you should still keep a backup copy of your FishersLog folder on a thumb drive or external disk.