I recently came across this tutorial which dealt with using Gnote to unclutter one’s daily notes. It really is a great post. I adopted the organizational scheme instantly. Now, being a curious person, I went hunting for ways to use these notes with my android phone. I’ve found a way which I’ll detail below.
First, install Gnote. On a fedora system, this is as simple as
su -c 'yum install gnote'
Then, head to the android market, and install Tomdroid on your Android phone.
Here’s what needs to be done:
- Make your notes in Gnote. They are stored in ~/.local/share/gnote
- Copy the notes to a tomdroid folder in your sdcard root on your Android phone. Create the folder if it doesn’t exist by default.
- In Tomdroid, hit menu to go to the preferences. Here, select “SD Card” in the sync preferences.
- Get to the Tomdroid main screen, and tap the sync icon.
- That’s all!
That was part I. Here is part II: How to transfer your notes to your phone. Some of you might like to hook your phone up using the USB, but I find that just a tad bit tedious. I prefer using my wifi connection to transfer this data:
- Install swiFTP.
- Run it, start your server.
- Use nautilus to connect to the server and move your files or the ftp command (man ftp) to send your files.
- That’s all!
- Tomdroid is only a read only client now.
- I’m not sure if Tomdroid even updates notes. You may have to delete all application data for Tomdroid before a fresh sync.
- I haven’t found a way to pin point what notes need to be copied. Their file names aren’t based on the name of the note. I’m still looking for a way to do this. When I copy my notes now, I also happened to copy the templates.