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Plottr for iOS and Android

This article provides an overview of Plottr’s new applications for iOS and Android – including iPhone, iPad, and all Android phones and tablets.

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    Who Can Access Plottr for iOS and Android? 

    Plottr for iOS and Android requires an active Plottr product license. You can activate Plottr on as many devices as come with your purchase – each device simply counts as an activation against your total number of available license keys.

    Plottr for iOS and Android is currently exclusive to paid customers.

    What Devices is Plottr Available on?

    In addition to Windows (PC) and Mac, Plottr is now available for the following devices:

    • Android (Phones and Tablets)
    • Chromebook (via the Google Play store)
    • iOS (iPhone and iPad)

    How Do I Download and Install Plottr for iOS and Android?

    App Store – iOS

    To download and install Plottr for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad):

    1. Click here to visit Plottr on the Apple App Store
    2. Download Plottr from the App Store to your device
    3. Enter your purchase email to receive an activation code via email
    4. Enter the code you receive via email on the activation screen
    5. That’s it!

    Google Play – Android

    Plottr is now available for Android and Chromebook users via the Google Play Store.

    To download and install Plottr for Android devices (Phone & Tablet)

    1. Click here to visit Plottr on the Google Play Store
    2. Download Plottr from the Google Play Store to your device
    3. Enter your purchase email to receive an activation code via email
    4. Enter the code you receive via email on the activation screen
    5. That’s it!

    How Do I Open Plottr Files on iOS and Android Devices?

    Once you’ve activated your license for iOS or Android, it’s time to get to work!

    To open and edit your files on iOS Devices:

    Option 1:

    • Launch Plottr on your device
    • Click on “Recents” at the bottom of the screen
    • Tap on the file you’d like to open

    Option 2:

    • Launch Plottr on your device
    • Click on “Browse” at the bottom of the screen
    • Select the location where the file is saved (e.g. iCloud Drive)
    • Open the folder containing your Plottr files
    • Tap on the file you’d like to open

    To open and edit your files on Android Devices:

    • Launch Plottr on your device
    • Click “Open” to open an existing Plottr file
    • Select the location where the file is saved (e.g. Microsoft OneDrive)
    • Open the folder containing your Plottr files
    • Tap on the file you’d like to open

    How Do I Sync Plottr Files Between Desktop, Tablet, and Phone?

    You can easily sync your Plottr files between devices by adding them to a cloud-sharing service (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive). We do not currently offer native syncing across devices.

    Please see these instructions for adding your files to the following cloud-based services:

    To sync your files from Desktop to iOS and Android Devices:

    1. Add your Plottr file to your cloud-sharing service on desktop
    2. Download and sign into your cloud storage service on your iOS or Android device
    3. Open Plottr on your iOS or Android device
    4. Open your Plottr file on iOS or Android (see instructions above)

    To sync your files from iOS and Android Devices to Desktop:

    1. Download Plottr on an iOS or Android device
    2. Download and sign into your cloud-sharing service on your device
    3. Add your Plottr file to your storage service on iOS
    4. Sign into your cloud storage service on your desktop computer
    5. Open your Plottr file on your desktop computer

    Known Limitations

    Plottr for iOS and Android does not currently offer all of the features available in the desktop (Windows and Mac) versions.

    These features are not available on the tablet version of Plottr:

    • Timeline templates
    • Outline drag & drop functionality
    • Images
    • Filtering
    • Exporting

    In addition to the above, these features are not available on the phone version of Plottr:

    • Timeline
    • Adding or deleting books

    We will be progressively adding features to the iOS and Android versions over time.

    FAQ

    How can I manage the license activations in my account?

    To manage your license activations in your account, click here.

    How can I access Plottr for iOS and Android if I’m on the Legacy version of Plottr?

    Please contact us for a 40% off discounted upgrade price.

    How can I purchase a Plottr license?

    You can purchase a Plottr license here.

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