Enable ActiveWords Sync on every device1 and your ActiveWords will always be available2.

NOTE: You must have an account and install software to manage the cloud service you are using on each computer where you want your ActiveWords to sync. See download links at the bottom of this page. You should also use ActiveWords auto-update to assure the latest software is always installed on all your computers. Auto-update is turned on by default in the Services tab of the Options dialog.


FOR EACH ACTIVEWORDS INSTALLATION: Open the Options dialog from the AWIcon or ActiveWords System Tray right click menu and select the "Sync" tab. 

Check the radio button for your cloud service of choice. If you wish to use a cloud service not listed by brand click "Other" and browse to the top level local folder for that service. When you click "Apply" a folder named "ActiveWords Sync" will be placed inside the top level local folder of the service you have selected.Do not modify the name or contents of the "ActiveWords Sync" folder unless you have changed to another cloud service.

ActiveWords Sync Options

ActiveWords Sync should work with any cloud service that uses a local sync folder available through Windows Explorer.3 OneDrive users need to set the ActiveWords Sync folder to store contents locally.

Your WordBase in the cloud will automatically update as you make changes. Changes are noted when you add, edit, or delete ActiveWord records and when you insert a WordBase file (i.e., an add-in).

When moving to another Internet connected device keep in mind that availability of changes made on the previously used device is a function of (1) time allowed for the WordBase to update to the cloud on the previously used device and (2) the speed at which your local cloud folder is updated on the device used next.

AWSync System Requirements:

  • The cloud service of choice must be installed and running on each device before enabling ActiveWords Sync.
  • The location of the top level cloud service folder may vary between devices but the cloud service used should be the same for every device.
  • ActiveWords Sync requires a functioning Internet connection.


  • 1ActiveWords Sync is designed to work on every computer, laptop, tablet or other device running any x86 version of Windows from Vista through Windows 10.

  • 2 Even if you only use a single device, enabling ActiveWords Sync keeps the latest version of your ActiveWords WordBase backed up in the cloud.

  • 3 ActiveWords Sync is compatible with Box Sync, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Other cloud services may not be compatible. OneDrive and other cloud services require you to manually set specific folders to contain data off-line. The ActiveWords Sync folder must be set to maintain its content off-line.

Download links for various cloud services:

OneDrive for Windows 7 & 8 (built into Windows 10)
Box (need to set up account before downloading)
Google Drive
CITRIX Sharefile