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.
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.
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
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).
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 ...
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.
I have an Owncloud server that works well for syncing tomboy notes and files remain under my control on my server. Some web hosting companies will host Owncloud for you and you will get many more features than available through dropbox. Owncloud has its own webdav server so that any application with webdav capabilities will be able to access the files. This uses all open source solutions.
- Obtain Owncloud server access.
- Install Owncloud client to access the server.
- Create a folder within your owncloud folder to hold the tomboy *.note files.
- The remaining steps involve moving your tomboy notes to your owncloud folder. I explained this step in more detail here How do I specify the location Tomboy is to use to store the notes?