16:10 - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How To Synchronize Tomboy Notes

#Topics: tomboy free online synchronizer,tomboy notes repository,tomdroid & dropbox,ubuntu one tomdroid synchronize

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.

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

Have a look at Evernote’s official site or take a look at the Wikipedia page

To install Everpad in Ubuntu (12.04 and later*):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppasudo apt-get updatesudo 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).

*Different sources say different things: Webupd8 say that 11.10 onwards is supported, but the official Everpad git repository says 12.04 onwards.

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.

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

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