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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 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.

      • ry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make this happen, i have 2 to 3 devices and i like to have all my notes in one places!

      • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updates on this feature? The last post from a Dev was 3 years ago...

        This is a basic feature necessary for any major notaking application. Evernote, OneNote, Notebook, + others.

        The current back up feature is useless because you have to keep restoring and backing up from different devices. It is extremely outdated.

        This feature would really make this app much more usable by students and proffessionals who need to access their work from different places. It is a deal breaker for many who would just move to oneNote.

        Everything else about this app is superior so it is a shame there is a fatal flaw. Please update your users on the progress of this extremely important feature before they all move to another platform.

      • Rob Q commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems like its reasonably easy to implement to me - just store the notebooks in a local directory that syncs with Google drive. Just move the location of the data files in your code. Surely that's not too much work? Whip through it in vim in a few minutes!

      • Pamela commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow! I'm really surprised that our notes don't sync at all - especially for premium users. I'd like to at least be able to view the notes without having to export them.

      • Fábio Portugal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        geez, you have over 1000 votes here, and certainly many more that havent found this forum. just make a crowdfunding and hire a specialist to implement it, if its too dificult for your team.

      • Cathy Shutte commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh my goodness, add me to your long list of people who must have sync capability for Squid to work for me. I, too, had been getting super excited over finally finding this app and so disappointed to find out syncing is not standard operating procedure already! Please find a way...

      • Dr. Dennis Pick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Simple to do. Purchase the TRELLO app. Send your finished product to trello and open trello in all your devices!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Interesting that this has apparently been a highly requested feature for over five years now and still not added. The ability to sync between devices is the one thing that keeps me tied to Evernote. If Squid offered this I could almost completely dump Evernote as a note-taking platform. I have abandoned a couple other note-taking apps for this same exact reason. Not sure how much longer I will pay for a premium version before I export all my notes to PDFs and move them back to Evernote, unless this can get solved.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dude. Got to have them sync. Makes this app almost unusable if I can't switch between devices and edit. May start on my phone but when I get home want to switch to pixelbook. Please figure this out. I'd even pay for this upgrade

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be highly productive to have notes sync across multiple devices signed into the same account.

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