How do I sync maps between iPad and Mac?

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I am confused and frustrated by the names of the different services, and other answers in and from Mindjet in relation to the outcome of having files synch across Mac devices. I want to share/collaborate with the following in mind...

I have the Mindjet iPad app and make a lot of use of it. Love working with it.
I have a MIndjet Connect account, (not used for a long while) and I can see three files in it, but have no idea if they are 'synched' (or how to ensure they synch).
I have a MacBook Pro with no Mindjet applications.
What is the best way for me to have my iPad maps synched to my Mac?
What application program do I need to download/purchase for the Mac?
What/how do I 'synch' from the iPad?
Or do I need to use a third party storage facility to share/collaborate between devices and people?
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Files in your Mindjet Connect account are in the cloud and can be accessed in the following ways:
* Using an automatic check-in/check-out system your iPad using the Mindjet iPad app
* Using an automatic check-in/check-out system on your Mac using recent versions Mindjet for Mac

Realtime collaboration on files is currently only available using the web interface (http://vision.mindjet.com) or Mindjet for Windows.

You can also use Dropbox for syncing your files. However, Dropbox syncing will be based on file check-in/check-out and will not allow you to edit your files via the web interface of Mindjet.

I hope this makes things clearer for you.
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Thanks Mathieu. Much appreciate the feedback, and that definitely helps.

I am still a little confused by the 'automatic check-in/check-out' system but have experimented in light of your feedback.

Would I be correct in thinking that you mean I have to log into Mindjet Connect while using the iPad. At which point, I can choose to copy/save new files into the cloud?

The bit I am still confused by is what's automatic? Is syncing taking place? Or am I updating.

Or is it that I should always be aware of which files are in the cloud and which are not and if I want to work on a cloud based one, I must be logged in? (Up until now, it's not been a habit to be logged in while using the iPad app).

The latter makes more sense and would nicely tie into the User being the problem!
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If you login into Mindjet Connect using your iPad you'll be able to open and save files in the Mindjet cloud. If you open a file from the cloud on your iPad, it will lock the file for editing (check-out) and will save the file (check-in) only when you close the file on your iPad. So the 'automatic' part means that you don't need to press a check-in or check-out button as this is done automatically when opening or closing the file on your iPad.

There are separate storage areas in the iPad app, so if you choose not to login all data will be stored on your iPad only. If you choose to login, you will be able to choose a specific online storage folder for your files but you'll also still be able to save files locally.

Please let me know if you need any more explanation.
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Excellently explained. Thanks Mathieu.