Once you create or import a file in Abstract, we store your work locally. Local storage for all apps is a temporary location on the hard disk of your computer that Apple has tucked away.
Each time you make a commit, the updates sync to our servers and the changes are passed along to your teammates’ computers. For your peace of mind—and ours—we automatically back everything up redundantly on our servers. We run all of our infrastructure through Amazon Web Services (AWS), US East.
Because your files are stored locally, you get to work offline whenever you like. It also means we’ve got your back if you suddenly lose service when you pass through a tunnel on a train in Switzerland.
⚠️ Moving or altering your files from the Applications Support folder could cause problems when you use Abstract.
Backing up your files
We think it’s important that you take extra steps to make sure your work is backed-up. For Abstract, we recommend backing up your documents like you would your entire computer. Just make sure your backup system includes the Application Support folder on your Mac.
To use other cloud services, you can export your files to share outside of Abstract.