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Posted by MadaboutDana
Oct 20, 2022 at 06:16 PM

 

Heh, interesting issue, the Android bridge. I like your solution. I’ve been using iCloud for macOS, iOS and iPadOS, but would probably use something like ChronoSync if I needed Android as well. As it is, I’m currently experimenting with Ionos HiDrive (Ionos is the web services provider formerly known as 1&1), which is pretty good (and runs across multiple platforms). It’s very fast and so far, very reliable.

Dellu wrote:
The new version is very refined and attractive. I have been trying it as
>well.
>One major issue is the price of the Sync. To tackle this issue, I have
>been trying different methods of Syncing across the iPad, mac and
>android phone.
> >I just posted the result of my experimentation in in reddit:
>https://www.reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD/comments/y8sf1c/another_workaround_for_the_sync/

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Oct 20, 2022 at 06:18 PM

 

You mention using DEVONthink instead of Obsidian – I’d suggest UpNote as a possible alternative, because it’s genuinely cross-platform (Windows, Android and Linux, as well as all the Apple OSes). But the new Obsidian is flexible – I’ve just transferred hundreds of folders of Markdown files (from e.g. NotePlan and other apps) to it, and the filters, tags etc. are all working impressively well. So in principle you could use any old markdown editor on Android and then sync the files with Obsidian on macOS/Windows.

 


Posted by steveylang
Oct 20, 2022 at 07:09 PM

 

Thanks for posting your findings. I use Obsidian on my Mac, iPhone, but have a Fire HD as well. Since Mac and iPhone are the important parts, I have been using iCloud which has worked very well. I’ll sync my vault with the FreeFileSync Mac to Dropbox, and then use an app on the Fire to sync Dropbox to internal file system. It’s strictly for reference though on the Fire, so I’m gonna check out your methods.

Ive been full time Obsidian for a few months and there’s been no looking back for me. I love that all my notes are plain MD text files and can be accessed with file system and other apps, and the Obsidian plug in library is great for adding additional functionality. I’ve also been using the Minimal Theme since day 1, which really nailed the UI for me personally.

Another nice thing about Obsidian is its ability to handle really large files. I saved Moby Dick in a single MD file and opening and browsing it (using Outline view, etc.) is lightning quick (everything is lightning quick now on my new-to-me M1 MacBook Air, but before that I was happily using Obsidian on a 2013 MacBook Air…)


Dellu wrote:
The new version is very refined and attractive. I have been trying it as
>well.
>One major issue is the price of the Sync. To tackle this issue, I have
>been trying different methods of Syncing across the iPad, mac and
>android phone.
> >I just posted the result of my experimentation in in reddit:
>https://www.reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD/comments/y8sf1c/another_workaround_for_the_sync/

 


Posted by Lb
Oct 20, 2022 at 07:43 PM

 

They’ve done a great job with Obsidian.  I’ve been trying it and some other markdown programs for the last few years hoping to be able to switch from the programs I’m using now.  I like the MD files being easily accessed and manipulated with GREP software and I can do complex searches without having to export then import again.

I’m moving everything over to Obsidian currently since I got everything working that I need.  I use OneDrive and syncing software to easily sync it to my Android Devices.  It’s been really dependable whether I input data in Windows or Android. 

I have the web clipper set up and it does a pretty good job.  I’m having to change the way I do things a little but in the long run it’s a lot easier.  I also really like that I don’t have to redo my tag system every time I import or export notes like I do now.  I’ve been putting the tags in body of each note at top under the heading and I can just add note files to the Obsidian vault and it pulls them out of the notes when I load it up.

Really nice so far.  I’m still trying it out and keeping my older system but I don’t see me going back.

 


Posted by Dellu
Oct 21, 2022 at 02:12 PM

 

Hi Bill,
Yes, i have tried UpNote because I have read your views about it before. The thing about it is that, it is really cross-platform. The organization tools in it are also brilliant. I like it a lot.
But,there is one issue that made me to avoid it: it uses internal database just like Evernote and Bear. I really don’t want that kind of system because I want my notes to be available to Foxtrot.

@steve thank you for mentioning FreeFileSync. I am not familiar with it. But, it seems similar like MacDropAny or Syncovery which can push folders to cloud storages. If it is as free as its name suggests, it could be great alternative.

 


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