Is there any note-taking app for Linux that syncs with simplenote? Are there any plans to make Tomboy do it?

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    AND THATS WHY IM just migrating my every day small apps to Chrome apps ... just dont kill the cloud!! – user24256 Sep 1 '11 at 19:31

According to the quote below, there is no plan to "officially" sync Tomboy using simplenote.

Question: I also wonder if there are any plans to allow syncing with simplenote, since it seems to be kind of widespread now, especially with iOS users. It seems to be the single best sollution for syncing to iOS devices right now.

Answer: No. Anybody could write an add-in to do this, but it would lead to formatting loss, data loss, etc, since simplenote is not as "rich" as Tomboy.

from the tomboy mailing list

You can, however, use the following methods.

  1. use the Google Chrome extension
  2. Use Simplenotes Sync
  3. If you use emacs, you can use this emacs plugin.
  4. Another option (one that I use a lot) is notestack.me - it is a HTML5-based program that has offline sync in Chrome, Firefox and any other web browser that supports the localStorage spec.
  5. For other options, you can also take a look at the official Simplenotes app site downloads section.

If you use Wine, there is a nifty free app called Resophnotes that syncs nicely with Simplenotes and works quite well in Ubuntu.


Answering your first question: I was also missing a Linux simplenote client, so I wrote this cross-platform (Python-Tkinter) app: https://github.com/cpbotha/nvpy

I'm using it daily, and adding features daily. At the moment it does full (foreground) syncing at startup, background per-note syncing while you work, on-demand per-note syncing and it has a neat continuous-markdown-rendering feature. The real-time regular expression searching is also quite nice.

See the readme file on the github page for current and planned features and a screenshot.

  • I'd just like to say thank you for this application! I spent hours and hours going through different solutions for my setup (Linux/Android) before I stumbled on simplenote and nvpy. Everything works great now and I couldn't be happier! – Glutanimate Feb 13 '14 at 18:53

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