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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 Hogan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't understand how it could take this long to implement this?? I mean if Google, Microsoft, Apple, for example, can implement auto sync between devices, why can't you as well? If you can't figure out how to do it then outsource it to someone else who can. Collab with Google to implement it even. Something!

      • Gruff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I finally thought I'd found a note app that worked and then realised it has no concept of accounts or syncing. Gutted.

        Don't overcomplicate the requirement, you don't need to merge conflicting edits as the first step, just sync docs and only allow them to be open on one at any time.

        If squid supported sync and eventually live collaboration it would win hands down.

      • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bamboo Paper does this very well. However, that note taking app is far inferior to Squid. This is only weak link as it relates to this app ( but it is a big weakness ). I used the app on my Note 9 and my Tab S3. Works really, really well on both. Dave.

      • Bobby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am switching to Notebook by the zoho corporation. They offer syncing between devices and I can import a picture of a template and write on top of it just like squid. The lag is very minimal. I can group notes inside a file/Notebook and I can even lock a whole Notebook or just a file.

        One thing I can't do is write on a PDF, but converting a template to jpeg is fine with me and there are plenty of PDF annotation apps out there for when I need to fill out a form.

        So long Squid.

      • Nimish Mathur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Looking for something similar to OneNote. I know it's tough with all the pdfs etc. but that's why you guys are called developers man! You solve shit like this. Do it quick. I pay for this service and I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription just because of this.

        Syncing in between devices is a must have. I want to see my pdf edits and notes in my phone {OnePlus 6} after I edit them on Tab S4.

        Everytime I have to sync to dropbox and restore it as a whole new file...from scratch, and this takes a lot of time now that I have a lot of pdfs imported. Not wasting my time was the moto of using tab, squid in the first place. Please guys bring this feature real quic

      • Sergey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just discovered WriteBeta application which has a direct access to filesystem and the ability to save/load notes as a single HTML file. This file may be placed on GoogleDrive or Syncthing-managed folder to do the syncronization. Until Squid doesn't support similar feature, I better give a try to WriteBeta.

        Good luck.

      • Matjaž Mav commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        First please solve Google drive, Dropbox, one drive synch and forget about concurrency. Just lock notebook if someone is editing it. Cloud sync is really important to me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Google Drive backup and restore work around:
        1. I use Autosync Google Drive on my chromebook and Samsung Note 9
        2. I use a HP Chromebook X2 all day at work with Squid
        3. At the end of the work day, I do a local backup to a folder on my chromebook
        4. Autosync Google Drive uploads my Squid database file to Google Drive
        5. Autosync Google Drive downloads my Squid database file to my phone
        6. I restore local backup for Squid using my phone
        7. Make edits on phone. When I'm done using the phone Squid app, I do a local backup to a folder on my phone
        8. Autosync Google Drive uploads my Squid database file to Google Drive
        9. Autosync Google Drive downloads my Squid database file to my chromebook
        10. I restore local backup for Squid using my chromebook

        This is how I sync back and forth between my chromebook and my phone. I also use the Dropbox backup and restore feature sometime, but Autosync for Google Drive uploads and downloads in the background.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Metamoji Note allows auto sync between devices when using the Gold Service subscription. Their lack of active stylus support and cumbersome PDF export are what keeps me using Squid. I would pay Squid extra money for auto sync of notes.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can manually sync between devices by using the settings backup and restore, but this is cumbersome and takes a little while because my Squid database file is 250 MB. If there was sync button when you first open the app (like someone previously suggested) and it only synced the notes that needed to be updated, that would be great. This could then evolve to auto sync.

      • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just subscribed to premium, and surprised to find this still hasn't been implemented. A rough workaround, for those that would like same ability to synchronise between devices, is to manually change the "Device name" within the Backup and Restore settings to be the same for both devices. I've used "google Combined Devices" on my phone and Chromebook, so both devices will look into the same linked Dropbox account for backup. Backup from one device, then restore on the other device.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really great app feals good every Moment i used it BUT without sync it is an dead end Use. And i wont spent my Time or my Money in this App whithout Sync.
        Sorry

      • jinky89 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This function, together with an app for windows and one for ios, is the basic requirement to make the switch from onenote, nowadays it is impossible to use an app only on a single device.

      • J Michael Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need this so bad. This is why I keep going back to OneNote even though it has latency issues. I may even have to give Evernote a try. That tells you how desperate I am for this feature.

      • Penguinlay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I know this is an age old thread and I doubt the admin would read my comment but I hope they do. For the live sync, if we would be able to manually sync using cloud sync, why don't you make it automatic at least so that I can save with one click right from the editor and whenever I launch an app on different device, the app would automatically update (import) the latest version. It would eas off the hurdle of syncing manually from setting.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What's the deal with this? Squid is the best note taking app out there, but without sync capability, it is useless - I hate to do it, but I'm going to delete this app because it belongs in the trash without being able to view my notes across devices. It's one of (if not the only) notes apps that does not integrate this basic feature.

      • Sergey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi. Just tried your apllication and want to say it is really nice! Thank you. Still, weak sync is really a problem. Let me suggest a simple solution to it. Why not automatically save and load notes as PDFs in user-defined folder on a local file system? That is it, dead simple. There are many stand-alone sync services and they can do the device-to-device transfer. rsync, Syncthing, Dropbox - to name a few, so no need to duplicate functionality. Just local file system support, as 20 years ago. I would pay for that twice.

      • Jesús Máximo Esparza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Creo importantísima la sincronización entre tablet y teléfono, si es la misma cuenta. Me gusta Squid, lo comparo con otros similares, y siempre vuelvo a Squid. Si consiguen ésto sería la mejor app de su género sin ninguna duda.

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