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Add Google Drive as a Cloud Option

Support for Google Drive storage via cloud services.

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    We currently support creating and restoring backups to/from Google Drive via the local backup settings: http://feedback.squidnotes.com/knowledgebase/articles/1185616

    I understand that this does not meet everyone’s needs. Adding support for Google Drive to the automatic backup options is something we continue to investigate.

    I recently wrote an open letter to Cloud Storage providers on this subject: https://medium.com/steadfast-innovation/open-letter-to-cloud-storage-apps-on-android-a2d0eb919fc4

    Please encourage your favorite cloud storage provider (i.e. Google Drive) to fully support the Android Storage Access Framework (as stated in the above letter). This will not only help us to better support backup and restore to ANY cloud app, but will help the ecosystem as a whole.

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      • Bart Van den Bosch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Please encourage your favorite cloud storage provider (i.e. Google Drive) to fully support the Android Storage Access Framework (as stated in the above letter)"
        Why is this a problem? So many other apps allow synchronisation via Google Drive? If they can, why not Squid?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        100% will not use because there is no Google sync, sadly just purchased premium as I had liked the feel of it more than keep.... Going back to keep until this feature is added

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This functionality really needs to be added. Its super frustrating having all my school files on my university provided google account, and then having to make a dropbox account just for this. Its been four years since this was requested.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Use would explode if this feature were added. Cloud is about portability, so any organization moving to the cloud would ignore this product since it isn't portable.

      • Vivian Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has been asked for months (years, even). When are you going to listen to your userbase and finally implement it? It cannot be that difficult.

      • Paul Barrette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In order for schools to even consider this app for their students, backup and sync to Google Drive must be added. So many K12 schools are providing touch screen Chromebooks to their students and Squid would be a great solution.

      • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, Google drive here. Also, synchronization between platforms would be excellent. I use the Windows version as well as the Android version. Though, the Windows version need's a great deal of updating.

      • Guy Rosenfeld commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there a way to open a document from Google Drive and save the changes into the document on the drive?

      • Matt Coddington commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this app eats Google Keep's lunch! LOVE the funtionality! Add the ability to sync to Google Drive, and sync across devices, and you'll have a REAL winner!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i agree with syncing across device platforms. why can i not view what i have written on my pixelbook chromebook on my pixel 2 phone or on my samsung tablet, etc, etc?

        If you guys wanna beat OneNote or EverNote or every other app out there, this is an easy homerun.

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

        Hi Chris - We do have partial support for Drive via the SAF (at least as much as Drive currently supports). See http://feedback.squidnotes.com/knowledgebase/articles/1185616

        I know you're asking for Drive SDK integration. This is definitely something we're still investigating. We're just *also* trying to get Drive (and others) to fully support the SAF at the same time since this would be the preferred, and frankly better, solution.

        I understand what you're saying about users not caring about the internal problems that engineers deal with. However, I'm hoping that some % of you do care and will help put pressure on Google (and others) to fully support the SAF.

        Honestly, our current Cloud Backup solution has issues. It works great when you start out, but the more notes you take, the larger the backup becomes. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as only backing up what's changed due to the way our internal data is stored. This is also something we're investigating (and have been for a while), but having support for the SAF would go a long way towards improving this. This is because we could simply create a backup and save it locally to Storage Provider X (e.g. Drive). Then Storage Provider X would do what they do best: manage syncing any changes to the cloud in an efficient manner.

      • Chris K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Andrew, I'm all for encouraging Drive to support SAF, but it's ridiculous for you to not commit to a Drive storage option even with partial support for SAF.

        Users don't care about the internal problems that engineers deal with. Honestly, I think you're hurting your product by pushing the technical politics to them.

        Putting on my user hat: I don't care whether Drive "fully supports framework X", other apps do it just fine (Nova launcher, Solid Explorer, Allo, etc). It's silly that you can't either. I'll just wait for another notes app to come along and do it right and then switch.

        Your competitive advantage right now is native support for pen input (lagless), and if you're going to throw that away for arguing about how backups should be implemented on cloud solutions, mannnnnnn you're gonna have a bad time.

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