Sync Notes

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  1. twerppoet

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    No problem.

    It actually made sense for OS X users. Mail on an Mac has the ability to create notes, which are stored in this folder; so from that point of view it works fairly well. The scattered rumors of iOS 6 having a Notes web app at icloud.com suggests that things may be changing; probably sometime this Fall (pure guesswork).
     
  2. ogilley

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    Thanks. I get the big picture now. I use to be a Mac, but have been a pc long enough now that I forget that Apple often caters to Macs and only adapts to pcs when necessary.

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    Most successful companies are that way. You don't get far dumping on your current customers in order to pursue new ones. Also, because Apple has complete hardware and software control of their own products, it is far easier to add new or expanded features in house than it is to rely on the often buggy and incomplete cross platform standards.

    It is what it is. Windows users enjoy the same advantage when sticking with all Microsoft products. Or they would if Microsoft hadn't dropped the ball on three new product categories in a row. Still, they are really really big, and will probably catch up before the company goes bankrupt. ;)

    And of course, Android users get better integration with Google.

    Linux is the only unbiased platform. They get equally ignored by everyone. :D
     
  4. Duraiken

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    Hi. I found this thread through the search function, and have the same problem as the op. I want to sync my iPad 2 (and iPhone) notes to my PC. Additionally, I'm using Windows 7, my browser is Chrome as I don't like the layout of IE, and I've synced using Gmail and iCloud. More than likely the answer to my problems lies in Gmail or iCloud but I'm not sure to get there yet. I'd prefer to use the default ios Note app, as I've got a lot of stuff on it already and don't intend to start anew. Thanks for your input.
     
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    At this time I am still recommending Evernote. That may change with iOS 6. It is hard to tell at this point how well, or even if, their new iCloud note syncing will work with Windows.

    The free Evernote account comes with an email address you can use to send your existing notes to you account. This is easily done in the Notes app.

    If you give it a try I think you will be pleasantly surprised by Evernote's versatility and ease of use.
     
  6. hberninger

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    I agree with Twerppoet. I use Evernote and love it. My memory has disappeared in my old age, so I make tons of notes and they are seamlessly available on my iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and iMac.
     
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    There isn't a way to sync with my current setup? I'd really prefer that. I think I had the Evernote app for a while but when when I tried to use it for the first time I realized I needed to start another new account. I've got far too many passwords already. If I have to I'll get another app, but I'd prefer not to. I've tried sending the files by email to myself, but they came out in a non-wordwrapped unformatted mess with no spaces between any words.
     
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    Both iCloud and GMail sync notes with a folder on their email servers. There is no way (that I know of) to make them sync with an actual note application on the computer.

    From the sounds of things OS X Mountain Lion is going to change this around a bit, since it will add a Notes app to the Mac that will sync to iCloud and iOS devices. I'm not sure how they are going to do that, so I don't know if it will also create a new syncing option on Windows machines.

    If it does happen it will probably require an update to iOS 5 and the iCloud control panel on Windows, or we may have to wait even longer for iOS 6.

    Now, it is just barely possible there is an app for Windows that will create/edit and manage notes in using the notes folder in your GMail and/or iCloud account; but I've never looked for one.
     
  9. Patrizia_NC

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    Just FYI it works with AOL accounts as well
     

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