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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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      • 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!

      • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a new phone and would like to get all my pdf's from my old phone. How would I do that?

      • Randy Astle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The easiest way to support this (and the smartest IMO) is to add support for any of the existing cloud storage services: dropbox, OneDrive, etc.No need to re-invent the wheel and let people use their existing cloud storage for the purpose.

      • Shiraz Mistry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You may have noticed I been keeping a keen eye on this topic as I think it is useful to customers. The last time I wrote was in March 2016. Today is 25 July 2016. I think we have been pretty patient as customers.

        It is a shame that we have no update from the Founder, Andrew Hughes. In the one instance he says this is a 'high priority' and yet we have no updates. Pretty poor form if you ask me.

        The lack of this feature does make me 1. Feel sad that this feature is taking long to build. 2. A lack of communication from anyone in Andrew's team (maybe he is just a team of one!) to update us. I am not asking for a finished product, but an update would be nice. Do you agree? 3. Makes me want to look for another product that can sync - fine that you take our money for development, I get that. However, what I do not get is poor customer service.

        Awaiting Andrew Hughes reply.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The lack of this feature has me looking at moving back to snote or One Note. I have a note4 and an android tablet, not being able to share is an issue.

      • Andy Morris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes... I love the drawing interface. But lack of sync is annoying. I wish Google drive was the sync medium that way I could access online.

      • Cheri Earp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love to be able to sync to my google drive account since I have more space on it verses Dropbox.

      • Michael Berger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Looking for SNote Alternative
        Squid is OK overall but,
        Can't pick up same note on phone/tablet!
        A sync to centralized cloud is needed.
        Today only multy device app can win the competition

      • golda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really like the local storage backup option. I use it as a poor man's sync between two devices.

        However could you please turn the periodical backup on for the local storage? Just like you did that with the cloud backup.

        I'm syncing my local directory with own cloud provider and I guess I'm not the only one. Plus, the function is already implemented.

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