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Old 11-09-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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"sticky notes" app that supports sync across multiple computers?


Hi,
I use the little app called "sticky note" on Gnome. I really like it -- minimal and useful enough interface. But I could not find any way to sync the notes between my computers. So my questions are:
1. Is there a way to sync "sticky notes" among computers (all use Gnome, but different distros)?
2. If not, is there any app of similar nature that can allow me to sync between computers?

Regarding, Q2, I found that Tomboy allows me to do that by importing/exporting the notes. But Tomboy is not really a sticky note, it seemed to me to be a full fledged note taking app. The notes created with Tomboy looks more like a small browser window with a toolbar and controls, etc.

I found a java app called pin 'em up. It seems it can import/export notes and has similar minimal appearance like "sticky notes". But a java-based solution is not my first preference.

Hence the second question!

I use CentOS 5.2, RHEL 5 and Debian Squeeze in my computers.

TIA,
 
Old 11-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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I'm not aware of any.

Bad sign: the first four hits in search sticky notes sync at DuckDuckGo are for/asking about Windows tools ... and the fifth hit is your post.

There's a possible solution using Dropbox at Sync Gnome's sticky notes Dropbox Forums (but I haven't tested it and that thread doesn't confirm it works).

Tomboy is great. I wonder what it would take to write a plugin (add-in) for Tomboy that allows displaying (and editing) a particular note as a sticky note ...
 
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I'm not aware of any.

Bad sign: the first four hits in search sticky notes sync at DuckDuckGo are for/asking about Windows tools ... and the fifth hit is your post.

There's a possible solution using Dropbox at Sync Gnome's sticky notes Dropbox Forums (but I haven't tested it and that thread doesn't confirm it works).

Tomboy is great. I wonder what it would take to write a plugin (add-in) for Tomboy that allows displaying (and editing) a particular note as a sticky note ...
Thanks SecretCode!
The idea given in the dropbox forum works!
Only key is I have to remove "sticky note" from the panel, sync the notes from the other computer, and add the "sticky note" to panel again. This is a reasonable work around.

However, if there is a way to remove and add any app ("sticy note" in this case) from panel using command line, that would be better. I can then write a small script that will sync between machines when I want to. So is there a way?

EDIT:
I found a simple way around using the "dropbox forum" idea:
  1. copy the $HOME/.gnome2/stickynotes_applet file from server/other computer with which I want to sync the notes to a local-temp-directory
  2. pkill -15 gnome-panel
  3. cp -f local-temp-directory/stickynotes_applet $HOME/.gnome2/stickynotes_applet
  4. nohup gnome-panel >dev/null &
This seems to be working so far without breaking anything due to kill and restart of gnome-panel.

Thanks

Last edited by someshpr; 11-10-2011 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Found a way around
 
  


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