Remote sketchbook offers synchronization between the Arduino IDE 2 beta and Arduino Cloud. This powerful new feature now means you can work on your code from literally anywhere and everywhere.
Push, Pull and Sync Your Arduino Sketches
Currently you can work on Arduino sketches in the IDE on your computer. The files are stored there on your computer too. Unless you use a USB drive, or you’ve set up some kind of online file storage or backup option.
If you want, you can upload the sketch file and work on it in your Arduino Cloud. That’s always been an option. It’s super useful as it means you don’t need to install the IDE to work on your code, since it’s all done in the web browser.
The new remote sketchbook feature gives you a way to store, access and edit your code from the Cloud. No matter which computer you’re working from. Next to each sketch in your Sketchbook are new “Pull Sketch” and “Push Sketch” buttons.
These sync your sketches between the IDE 2 and your Arduino Cloud. Once synced, you can access a sketch from other computers, devices, or directly from a web browser using Web Editor. And any changes you now make are synced across all devices!
Sync, Edit, Store, Share
So not only can you edit your code from anywhere, even if the Arduino IDE isn’t installed, but you have a solid backup option. By syncing your sketches to your Arduino Cloud you’re ensuring you never lose them.
USB drives are notoriously unreliable, especially if you’re reading and writing to them a lot. Which isn’t unlikely when working on a sketch. One click and you can now fire them off to the Cloud directly from within IDE 2. So your code is safely backed up in your Arduino Cloud’s encrypted file system.
Editing is then simply a matter of opening the file from your Arduino Cloud. You can do this from anywhere you sign into it, and you’re confident that you’re always working from the latest version. If you’re working offline, a single click once you’re connected again will update your remote sketchbook.
And you can still share remote sketches, just as you would with any others. By default they’re set to private, but you can change that to a shared sketch from your Arduino Cloud settings.
How to Get Remote Sketchbook
The new remote sketchbook feature is being rolled out today.
You’ll need to download or update to the latest version of IDE 2.0.0-beta.8. Make sure you’re signed into your Arduino Cloud account, and you can work on your sketches from anywhere you want. This new integration is available right now, totally free of charge! Here’s a bit more info on how it works, so go dive right in to remote sketchbook.