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I am an iOS user and use an app called PlainText to sync my notes with Dropbox. I noticed with Tomboy Notes you can sync to a local directory - upon setting this to the PlainText directory in Dropbox (the area where PlainText syncs to my Dropbox) I expected to see Tomboy recognize the plain text files in that directory.

So my question is, are there any add-ins that will allow Tomboy to watch that directory and import when plain text files are added?

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Tomboy notes are not plain text, they are XML. So Tomboy will only read notes in its format. –  dAnjou Aug 22 '11 at 16:48
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Tomboy can be started with tomboy --note-path /some/path and grab notes from there. But note filenames will look like this: 109629e3-e99c-4db2-8776-ad6a7fc3adc8.note and it's not recommended to edit them manually. –  dAnjou Aug 22 '11 at 16:54
    
Damn :( time to start looking for some nice alternatives then. Thanks for the quick answer! –  Jordan Moore Aug 22 '11 at 17:06
    
@dAnjou: you should add this as an answer. Jordan Tomboy could "watch" for new notes, but only if they are in it's format. –  RolandiXor Aug 22 '11 at 17:26
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Answered in a comment and approved as a fix by the OP:

Tomboy can be started with tomboy --note-path /some/path and grab notes from there. But note filenames will look like this: 109629e3-e99c-4db2-8776-ad6a7fc3adc8.note and it's not recommended to edit them manually.

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