Gnote Now Supports Synchronization

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Apr 23, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Gnote has always been an excellent Mono-free alternative to the popular Tomboy note-taking application, but it lacked one crucial feature: the ability to synchronize notes across multiple machines. Fortunately, the latest developer release of the application fills the gap and introduces syncing functionality. The synchronization feature is still under development, but if you are comfortable with using beta software and you happen to use an Ubuntu-based distro, you can install the latest experimental version of Gnote from the project's PPA. To do this, use the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnote/ppa-experimental
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnote

Launch the application, choose Gnote | Preferences, and switch to the Synchronization section. Gnote currently supports two synchronization methods: local folder and WebDAV. If you are using a file syncing service like Ubuntu One, Dropbox, or ownCloud, you can create a separate folder for use with Gnote and use the local folder synchronization method to keep notes in sync. Since solutions like ownCloud also support the WebDAV protocol, you can configure Gnote to use it for synchronizing notes. In the Synchronization section, you can also enable the automatic syncing at specified time intervals and configure the way Gnote handles synchronization conflicts.

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