Add Google Drive as a Cloud Option
Support for Google Drive storage via cloud services.
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.
Vivian Lee commented
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
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.
Brandon Philips commented
Love the product and purchased pro subscription to hopefully support this feature
David Sikes commented
Yes! It's so hard to justify paying for premium when so few services are supported.
Carmelino Guiao commented
Google drive and one drive is needed for backup
google drive is a must.
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.
Eddie Quezada commented
This is the only feature keeping me from recommending this to everyone over Nebo! :(
Guy Rosenfeld commented
Is there a way to open a document from Google Drive and save the changes into the document on the drive?
Matt Coddington commented
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!!!
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.
Maks Žbogar commented
Backup to Cloud, should contain Google Drive. I agree.
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
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.
GEORGE AMARAL DE SOUSA commented
Utilizar outras opções de nuvens, como por exemplo Google drive
Thanks for the heads up, Andrew!
I use Google Drive for everything, not about to create a dropbox account just for Squid. Also no syncing across platforms? What's going on here?
Susanne Ary commented
More important would be the option to store specific notes in the cloud or backup only the latest changes. My file has 60 MB by now and I have to upload and download it every time I switch devices...
Jonathan Knirsch commented
i totally second that!!!
I 100% agree, please add Google Drive as a backup option. Or at minimum, since you can do local backups, have it also locally backup a PDF copy of books as well.