Allow cloud backups to work on a note-by-note basis (incremental backups)
Currently, cloud backup saves one single file to my Dropbox account. If I have a few large notes (containing annotated photos, for example) my database can quickly get HUGE, and every sync session takes forever (or fails, very frequently). It would be great if Papyrus could do incremental backups so only new or updated notes will be synced to the cloud.
This has always been a frustrating feature, but it has become all the more apparent using Squid as a virtual whiteboard while teaching. I like to share the notes with my students after class, and as is, it can take days before I have my tablet on long enough to complete a backup. It needs to send one file so I can share it without thinking. Instead with over 650 notes now, I have two options: 1) change my tablet sleep settings so it can complete a backup that I have to initiate. 2) export an individual file every time (that then eventually will also be exported in the next completed backup.
One solution would be to save new PDFs to a folder and let the cloud service handle the syncing. It would take the backup out of Squid, but maybe it'd be less work on your end?
This is 6+ years old?! I've been using Squid (bought the one-time upgrades then) since Samsung Note Pro 12! Who else used that awesome device?!?
Incremental backups are a must, so silly to backup EVERYTHING - and then need to manage whole backups you cannot "merge"...
I voted for it, hopefully bumping it. This is a key feature.
i would like to have a function that only new or changed notes are saved to the cloud (as PDF)
At the moment all notes are backed up every time.
This takes up a lot of time unnecessarily with many files.
Many greetings and thanks for the great app.
Exporting the whole database of entire notes is the only possible way for backup and restoration and I think this is way too inefficient.
Please allow users to export and import individual note files that are editable in Squid.
Squid only allows users to backup and export entire database composed of every note.
The problem is that the entire db becomes too much heavy as you use Squid, and you have to restore unwanted old notes as well just to get the notes that you need when you change devices etc.
Add more flexibility regarding backup and restoring database by allowing note-level export and import please
Hi dear Squid's
my first squid note was 2013 july (papyrus) ...
so now I own 304 notes and imported pdf (I'm just keeping essentials, in native squid format in order I can modify it)
then backuping the exported notes take tremendous time even with wifi.
So I'm suggesting Squid can backup only modifed file since last backup.
can make a bunch of broadband and time saving !
This feature would be very useful. For example: i have a tablet with S Pen and write some notes.
Then i have to visit a building and check various systems and write down my reports, so i have to be able to share the previously written note in squid format between galaxy note 10.1 2014 and Note 9, and be able to continue EDITING the note.
Importing it as pdf is of no use because i cannot edit previous comments.
Michael Atsma commented
I agree. I've accumulated quite some notes now and I sometimes need to export the last edited ones so I can print them from my PC. It keeps taking longer and longer the more notes I keep making...
Young Yoon commented
When pdf backup occurs in current app, it always export all of the indivisual notes and this leads to take much time when there exists a lot of notes.
So, please make the pdf backup system to export pdf if the last changes of each note were occured after the last backup happened.
Ethan Brown commented
This is not sync, Just sending one page to a cloud which user enable to be edited at another device. I'm interested in purchasing a Cloud Note even if can not edit, only save and transfer a page to other devices squit notes.
Send page with one click to another phone via Bluetooth
I have a lot of notes. I like to export them all automatically as PDFs to Dropbox. But when that happens, it exports *all* notes every time. Can you make it export only the ones that have changed since the last export?
Here's why I'm in this situation. I feel that I can't risk deleting notes I don't use very often. There's no way to export these notes in some native format and import them again for editing.
Sebastian Bayer commented
If I save my notes automatically all my were save into the clound and his every day, it needs so much to save if you have 100 or more notes.
Can you please include an option where only the new or the edited notes were safe into the cloud? (the old notes are still in the cloud so you have not to save them again)
I turned my tablet on to watch a video; 10 minutes later, I still can't watch it because Squid is still uploading a backup and PDFs to Dropbox, not one of which has changed since the last time.
Every time it seems to be uploading all of my notes. It takes a long time and always fails.
Brent Goodrick commented
Better yet to allow sharing of a specific note as a file that can then be directly imported into a recipients squid application.
Except PDF and picture , maby the best way for share is exporting one or some notes as a backup file. (Export the backup file or the source file for sharing. )
Now we can export to PDF or picture for sharing, but they are not convenient for edit again. usually I share backupfile to my partner. But you know, in backup file, usually there are many notes which I not really want to share.
When exporting notes to Dropbox, only notes that have been modified since last export should be exported again (judging from the lag I'm experiencing on my device when the daily export starts, all the notes are converted and uploaded again regardless of the modification date).
Some background: I had to delete a lot of notes because I had so many (over 100 MB) that I couldn't get Squid to make backups and export PDFs properly. It would be nice if I could eventually recover those.
Here's a feature that could help: I'd like to be able to export individual notes and notebooks in a format that Squid can re-import. That would make it easier to share notes between users.
And, I could restore a backup archive, export just the notes I want to keep, restore my most recent archive, and import the ones I exported from the old backup.
Well I have had a very strange experience with cloud backup. One day after going from trial to paid my cloud backup completely stopped working. I contacted support, waited a year, they got back basically saying they will look into it. I couldn't wait another year, so I started fiddling around. Tried deleting some of the very large files, still crashes after a while. Changed the name of the file it saves to. Still crashes. Tried a faster internet connection. Nothing. I can create a backup locally and export to dropbox but I still cannot export, until this morning. I noticed that I still had the old folder with the default name in my dropbox account. So I changed the file squid saves to back to default and by magic it works. I have no idea why or what error their is in the program but I thought this might help someone else out.