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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

        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 Maisonet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Riccardo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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]

      • AdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @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 Ferguson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 Mistry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Travis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!.

      • Gustaf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • kgingeri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Andrew, if you could even export a single notebook to start, and in a importable/editable format (JSON/XML maybe?), then you could at least export from one device and import to another, to add it to the import device's library.

      • kgingeri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        (try this again, deleting previous comment)...
        Andrew, if you stored everything in XML or JSON, then it would be easier to use something like Google drive or Dropbox. Using Google's drive APIs, you could have Squid read/write directly from GDrive and there would be no syncing required on your part.

      • Manuel Malagon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to have actual synchronization.

        Right now I have t he app in my note 4 and note 10.1 and I can just create new notes in the tablet because there is no way of creating notes on both and add sync between the devices. You just either back up or restore and that means overriding the contents of one device with the contents of the other and that is definitely overkill for the app. I don't carry around the tablet everywhere and sometimes I need to make notes in my phone but I can't since I have tons of documents I've created on the tablet and I don't want them to get "overwritten" when doing a restore from the phone. I mean having the ability of creating notes on the go with the phone and later review, modify, and edit on a tablet is a must. The app is nearly perfect, just this issue is very annoying. I've had the app for years now and this is the only feature that for me is missing to be able to say is perfect. And don't give me wrong, it's my favorite app for note taking and I even have the premium version, but I just would like to have the cloud sync feature.

        Please, I'm begging for this feature!!!

      • KimBoo York commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a Surface Pro 4 tablet and a Samsung Galaxy 5 phone, I really really need syncing across devices!

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