Syncdocs Now Supports Google 2-Step Authentication on all Accounts
Previously only Premium users could use the enhanced security of Google 2-Step phone text message verification with Syncdocs.
Recent Google and Syncdocs changes mean it now works for everyone.
To get it going with Syncdocs you’ll two things: The latest 0.53 version of Syncdocs, and what’s known as an “Application specific password”.
To get the latest version of Syncdocs
Check what version you’re running – right click on the taskbar icon and click on About.
If your version is 0.53. or above then you’re ready. If not, then the old version should ask if you want to update automatically in the next few days. To update now, go to Syncdocs Preferences -> Advanced -> “Check for Updates”
You can also download the new version and install it over the old one.
Setup your Google and your Phone
For background on Google 2-Step settings, look here.
To setup application specific passwords, visit Google, click on “My Account” and then “Using 2-Step verification”. Follow Google’s instructions.
Get your Password for Syncdocs
To get a Syncdocs specific password, visit: https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens
Enter “Syncdocs” in the field shown below and then click “Generate Password”
Get the password from the field and enter it into Syncdocs in the password field in Syncdocs setup or in Preferences.
To Revoke Syncdocs Access
To revoke Syncdocs access to your Google Docs account visit: https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens and click on “Revoke”
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