I spend a lot of time reading PDFs in Books and switching over to Beorg to write a note. Each time I do so Beorg syncs with the server. The notification takes up a lot of screen space on an iPhone SE and appears twice if you happen to be editing text. It's frustrating to not be able to see the text I'm editing for a few seconds each time I switch app, especially if I'm in airplane mode and it can't sync anyway.
If it necessary to notify the user that syncing is occurring, could the icon be less intrusive? Failing that, could the second one appearing in the notes section be removed?
That is an oversight having the sync notification appear twice when the notes area is visible - I've fixed that in the latest code as a very simple change. I've also added a Scheme variable sync-hide-progress which you can set to #t in your init.org to hide the sync progress view if you find it unhelpful/too obtrusive.
These changes will be in the next release of beorg (in the next couple of weeks).