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Since Ubuntu One Tomboy sync is shutting down, what service I could use to synchronize my Tomboy notes between my Android, Windows, and Ubuntu boxes? Without proper syncing, I have no incentive to keep using it.

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You can set up Rainy to run on your Ubuntu or Windows machine, and use it as the sync server in your Tomboy and Tomdroid clients. There is more information on Rainy and how to set it up at that link.

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Personally, I prefer to use Everpad (linux version of Evernote) as it offers greater functionality:

  • Cross platform syncing & editing (unless I'm mistaken, Tomdroid still doesn't offer editing)
  • Great Unity integration
  • Notes, notebooks, tags, file attachment support
  • Massive extensibility through Chrome/Firefox extensions

Have a look at Evernote's official site or take a look at the Wikipedia page

To install Everpad in Ubuntu (12.04 and later*):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install everpad

You do have to sign up to the service to use it, but it's free (which a paid version available too).
Log out and in again to get the lens to work.


If you use Gnome Shell, there's support available on the git page (see link below).

*Different sources say different things: Webupd8 say that 11.10 onwards is supported, but the official Everpad git repository says 12.04 onwards.

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I think dropbox is a best choice. It's support android,windows,ubuntu etc. Just download here : https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx , and install. Launch and set ur folder to sync. Normally folder name dropbox in your home directory will sync. Open Tomboy >edit >preferences >Syncronization and set the folder to folder dropbox so everytime u save note from tomboy it will automatically sync to dropbox.

Note: im not a marketing of dropbox :D ...

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Won't work for the android, you can't do it like that. What he is looking for is a tomboy note sync compatible server/service somewhere. –  jrg Feb 26 '13 at 14:17
    
wow i guess i got downvote for answer this question :(( .unfair ;/ –  Baim Feb 26 '13 at 14:17
    
what? there is dropbox for android. Of course u can. I will show the pic . –  Baim Feb 26 '13 at 14:18
    
Here's a tip as well you might want to add to your answer! plus.google.com/109365858706205035322/posts/JWcbLcsKek9 –  Jorge Castro Feb 26 '13 at 14:20
    
You can't sync the directory structure that tomdroid needs for that to work. Even if you could, you would need to open the dropbox app, sync, open tomdroid and then it might work, but it probably wouldn't. –  jrg Feb 26 '13 at 14:21

I have just started using btsync. It is working quite well! The desktop version requires some configuration of permissions. There is also Android apps: btsync and tomdroid.

I am quite excited that this has worked for me, and relatively simple to setup, no server required. In the past I have tried a lot of things. I still use Lucid on one of my machines so U1 has been broken a long time for me. Also the security is built into the btsync system so you don't need to worry about securing the server.

So for so good, but I only started doing this yesterday so I can't vouch for this working longer term yet.

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