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Sync between devices

I would like to have my notes automatically appear on my other note devices with papyrus installed. E.g. Create a note on note 2 and it appears on my note 10 1. If possible allow editing too from that device.

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    Eleanor HoganEleanor Hogan shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    investigating  ·  Andrew HughesAdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) responded  · 

    This is something we’ve been investigating since the app’s inception and we continue to investigate constantly. Syncing is a very difficult problem to solve, especially in regards to handwritten notes which can be combined with images and text. I don’t have any kind of ETA for when syncing will be supported, but rest assured this is a high priority for us. We appreciate all your feedback on this idea.

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      • JulieJulie commented  · 

        Bummed to learn that this won't sync yet. I've just been using this a couple days, but am really enjoying the features. What other app.s are you all using that provide similar features and do currently sync? Thanks for whatever suggestions you might offer!

      • feutchefeutche commented  · 

        Also make it sync between Android and Windows. Then I guess I would agree to pay monthly :)

      • Suelen CarvalhoSuelen Carvalho commented  · 

        Let squid open source so I can help implement it

      • Suelen CarvalhoSuelen Carvalho commented  · 

        Just to reinforce, the miss feature of sync let me very uncomfortable because if I lost my device, I ll lost all notes so, hurry with this, it is very important

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        As a long time paying member who has recently switched from android to windows, the lack of sync of my hundreds of notes on Squid to my new windows version is very disappointing. If no solution or at least an update from the team is proposed, I'll probably be another user exporting all my notes and jumping to a more sustainable, well updated alternative such as Evernote.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Hi. Lile many others on this forum I would love to have a synchronisation feature across devices. I Understand that it i very complicated to do. At the very minimum I would accept saving the notebook into a cloud storage area and then treating it like a word processor file that I can access from one device at anytime and I have to ensure I save my changes before I close the document. When I open the saved notebook on my second device, I can start to edit if I saved my work previously or it can warn me that changes were made on another device and not saved. Real time sync is not required really to get multi device access to my notebooks. Thanks.

      • Luis MaisonetLuis Maisonet commented  · 

        If the app stores and auto saves notes on a cloud service and pulls them from there from different devices we will have "syncing". Apps like Diario and One note do it that way.

      • DavidDavid commented  · 

        That's the key. S-note from Samsung used to do it. It was certainly one of the best apps out there. And they bailed on it completely. But Samsung already has cloud accounts in place, and allowed sharing via evernote as well. This segment of the market could be dominated by Squid if you can figure it out.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        i have just bought squid feature backup/restore. I would have thought this meant also syncing just like my samsung S-notes provides auto syncing for multiple devices. Syncing should come as default nowadays for multiple devices.
        Kind of dissapointed. Please work on this "standard" features if you would like to make your app at par with others

      • RiccardoRiccardo commented  · 

        Hi. There are is a way to transfer notes between android and windows (and viceversa)? [I'm not asking for sync, thing that actually seems to be still a problem]

      • Andrew HughesAdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  · 

        @Sean Ferguson No news. I 100% agree with you though. Syncing is a big thing. It would be awesome to sync notes between devices, especially now with Android apps coming to Chromebooks.

        As I've mentioned, this is something that's constantly at the top of our minds and that we're continually investigating. It's really difficult to do correctly and we want to do it right.

        I know that's not the answer you want to hear, but rest assured, this is just as important to us as it is to you all (if not more so). We wish we had sync years ago! But alas, it's not that simple.

      • Sean FergusonSean Ferguson commented  · 

        So, Andrew,

        Any news on when this will be completed?

        I see you have done other updates and responses to other thread that are not as much a priority to everyone.

        THIS IS A BIG THING!!!

        I haven't found another note taking app like Squid, and would love to continue using, but it NEEDS syncing, not backup and restore.

        Thanks

      • Shiraz MistryShiraz Mistry commented  · 

        This app support here is so bad and the founder (Andrew Hughes) is no longer interested in this forum.

        Just look at the date it was investigated and our collective responses.

        I personally have removed the app and am leaving this forum.

      • TravisTravis commented  · 

        What's there to investigate? Syncing is commonplace now. Implement the existing technology.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Guys, cross platform sync really is a standard these days and squid although a great app for handwritten notes is way behind. Allowing the app to use google drive, dropbox and other cloud storage services will mean that the file is stored in one location and accessible from multiple devices.

        While I appreciate you are investigating this, it really does need sorting quickly. There are many other note platforms that provide this functionality. Evernote being one of the main competitors!.

      • GustafGustaf commented  · 

        Being a paying and avid long time user of this app it's very disappointing to deduct that there really can't be any development going on. The last update was over a year ago without giving any hint as to progress or expected completion. As sad as I am to admit it I am now actively looking for alternatives to squid. I would even go as far as suggesting this thread moves on to finding that alternative since everyone here wants the same functionality. I'm leaning towards OneNote but am not keen on the lack of drawing/ writing options. Has anyone else managed to find a better option including sync?

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