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.
I know that everyone has been waiting a long time for sync and I want to reassure you that it is high on our list of priorities. As users of Squid ourselves, it’s something we really want as well! We appreciate your patience.
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 with regards to handwritten notes which can be combined with images and text and contain backgrounds from multiple PDFs. I don’t have an ETA for when sync will be supported, but rest assured this is a high priority for us. We appreciate everyone’s feedback on this idea.
Adam Hirshan commented
Until sync is available with Squid I am using Google's new PWA called Cursive. It is basic but robust and, most importantly, allows me to create and view my notes on all my devices.
Manhar Karsanbhai commented
It has now been 3 years. Any ETA on this ?
Jeffrey Schurr commented
I was looking forward to this app but not having the sync feature is a deal breaker.
Frank Püttbach commented
Such a contradiction: on the one hand one of the world's best note apps and on the other hand no synchronization between devices. Why?
Carsten Gebert commented
Sync between devices. Can t belive that this does not work. I work on chromebook, cause i want use different devices
Ernie A. Stephens commented
Multi-device syncing is a game changer for me. I will immediately start looking for a substitute.
Lacordaire Sant'Ana commented
Investigating for 10 years....
Just the grab bull by its horns and hire more coders
Agree. Sync needed. Brilliant app. Simple and very powerful, but needs more input. More choice of nibs and a dropper type colour pick up function like ms paint. Would love an Evernote relationship, or google drive or ms..
Very fast on my Samsung note 6. Pen works amazing. I can't stop doodling.
Also great on S21 Samsung phone
Miyoko T commented
I love the squid app! I am forced to use other tools because of this missing sync feature.
If it would encourage the developers, how about fund raising?
Hua Huahua commented
Syncing information between devices is crucial for my work. I want to be able to work on my tablets then view and edit on my phone.
Another vote for sync!
A simple solution: use Google Drive as the default storage location. There can still be concurrency issues when one device is offline - allow the option of 'merging to existing document' or 'creating new copy'. This is a solvable problem.
I would also appreciate being able to export and import notes (not just pdf). This would enable sharing _editable_ notes with colleagues.
Ask the guys at InkPad. It works flawless there. They don't do what Squid does but they locked down the sync issue. 🙂
I understand that syncing is difficult with potential concurrent edits. But while you are working on this high priority, perhaps you could at least provide easy workarounds. Like, being able to export a note, send it to another device and import it there - not as a pdf as but as proper squid note.
Or even just save the backup on a per-notebook or per-note basis, so one could manually copy some part to another device's backup. There are many things that have nothing to do with the inherent difficulty of syncing that would at least make it possible to get a note from one device to another somehow.
I am a premium user and am waiting for this feature! If it was a high priority two years ago, what happened?
Not having sync between devices is the only reason I personally don't use squid regularly and pay for premium. Our school would love to use it as well but kids would lose their notes regularly so it is a deal breaker. Also, this doesn't seem like a high priority for you. By now you could have re-written the app from scratch 7x over.
James P commented
Just in case it hasn't been said: maybe a very simple implementation of this is to add two things to the app:
1. An option to increase the backup rate of the built in "paid" sync option, or a "backup now" button.
2. The ability for the app to look at a backup on Dropbox (or other) and determine if that file is newer; if so, to update the locally stored file to the latest version.
The only downside is that it's not a fully automated system, and doesn't happen in "realtime"; it would require the user to at least perform a single input when switching between devices, and you would only be able to use one device at a time; BUT it's a simple solution for now that makes use of the functionality already built into the app.
Please continue to place this as HIGH PRIORITY. It is disappointing that Squid notes can't be used /appear on other devises! This is where the app fails and lacks! It's a real ashame
Anurag S commented
How is this "high priority" and still hasn't been implemented 8 years after this was posted, especially if you were working on it "ever since the app's inception"?
I enjoyed squid, but need it to be synced across my two android devices.. this post seems to be high on priority but that is over 2 years ago! If it is not likely to happen in the next couple of months please tell me so I can find an app that works for my business.. thanks