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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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      • Justin McNairy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an important feature that need to be add to Papyrus. With that, Papyrus would be my default note-taking app for classes. Support for Google Drive is a plus!

      • Roman Barczyński commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think saving each note to separate file would be a good start. It'd have numerous advantages:

        1. sharing note in "original" format via any service (cloud, email, bluetooth, etc) would allow to import back note on another device,
        2. notes could be kept (by user choice) on cloud drive, opened from there (papyrus should allow this, not only import, but open like text/doc editors do),
        3. automatic sync would be easier with each note separate, for starters user could decide which conflicting version to keep when note was edited on both devices.

        Samsungs S Note app keeps notes this way and you can use Drive or Dropbox to edit notes from there.

      • Clayton Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I couldn't agree more with this suggestions or the comments above me. This would put Papyrus over the top. The current backup/restore option is a nice placeholder but I've already found myself taking a note on my phone, then my tablet later that day and not backing one or the other up. So if I restore on either device I'd lose my notes!

        Auto-sync for Papyrus would push me further away from having to use Evernote and closer to using only one app...Papyrus!!!

      • David Gawlowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absofreakinlutely! Need to add to notebooks from either my 5 or 10" note! Ok to just view from computer so scheduled export to pdf, or just with every sync would be great too.

      • andrew.w commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great you can export to Dropbox, but an automatic sync function would be better.

      • Gustav Delius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When I open a pdf file from within my Dropbox on my Android tablet in Adobe Reader and then add notes to that pdf file, then those changes get synched to all my computers automatically by the Dropbox app. Similarly when I open a .doc file from within my Dropbox it opens in Polaris office and any modifications are saved back to dropbox and automatically synced. So it seems that the app does not have to do anything special beyond being able to work with files saved in the dropbox folder rather than its own folder.

      • AdminSquid Team (Squid Team, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We completely agree that sync is very important. We have had plans since the beginning to provide not only syncing between devices to keep all your notes up-to-date, but also real-time syncing for sharing and creating notes with other people.

        Since this is more difficult and will take longer to solve we wanted to add backup and restore capabilities to Papyrus first. Please stay tuned and continue to comment and vote up this idea as we continue to develop it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed on synching over backup. Once Papyrus gets dropbox synch (and Google Drive...), then I'll start using the app A LOT more on my several andorid phones and tablets.

        I just feel like what I enter into my phone (Galaxy Note) is going into something of a black hole when I know in the afternoon I'll be using my ThinkPad Tablet. If everything were synched to the cloud, then I could enter notes with confidence.

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