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Sync documents across all webOS Device with TapNote 6

by Adam Marks Fri, 24 Aug 2012 6:23 pm EDT

TapNote dropbox syncThere are quite a few options for you to view or edit text documents on your webOS devices, but very few of them office a single app that works across all of your webOS devices and offers a cloud sync solution. In some cases you need to purchase separate apps for your phone and TouchPad, and others only have local file functionality. However, if have a Dropbox account and $5 that you are willing to spend, TapNote by One Crayon will give you a single app solution that will work on any device running webOS 1.4.5 or higher. Actually, it is technically two different apps that are available for phones and the TouchPad--as the TouchPad app was rewritten in Enyo--but a single purchase in the App Catalog will allow you to download the app for free on any other device tied to your Palm Profile.

  • Once you load up the app, swipe-down from the top-left to view the Application drop-down menu and select Preferences
  • In the preferences screen, toggle "Sync with Dropbox" to ON
  • A pop-up will appear for you to enter your Dropbox log-in credentials. Enter your email and password and tap the "Log In" button to authorize TapNote on your Dropbox account
  • Swipe back on phones or close the Enyo sliding pane on the TouchPad to return to TapNote and perform your first sync.

Once done, any document you create or edit will be saved to a "TapNote" folder in Dropbox. This means that you will be able to access these documents from any device or computer that has access to Dropbox, and those changes will be synced back as soon as you open up your device, regardless of which webOS device you are using.

TapNote (all devices) is available in the webOS App Catalog for $5 and is compatible with all webOS devices running webOS 1.4.5 or higher. You can also try TapNote Lite for free to try out the app, but will have some limited functionality.

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One of the must have apps for webOS.

A simple text editor and note app which makes writing more enjoyable. A one awesome and useful new feature. - Missed Fortune

And here's what the Tapnote developer has to say about webOS now:
http://beckism.com/2012/08/whither-webos/
 
"I am still trying to figure out where to take TapNote from here, but at least in the short term it doesn’t make sense to pour more development time into it since webOS is transitioning towards a future where I am unlikely to be able to be compensated for my efforts."
 
Another developer done with webOS, it seems.

Hello, TapNote developer here. I will actually be releasing at least one more update for TapNote in the next few months, although I probably won't be adding any significant new functionality (since as per the blog post you linked to I am still debating how to take TapNote forward from here). Dropbox is retiring the version of their API that TapNote relies on, so I will be updating the sync internals to use their newer v1 API before December.

great, thanks for the update.  And even though you may not longer be actively supporting the app (and I can't say I blame you), I still wanted to give your app a little love in our webOS Nation tips because I find myself using and loving the app on an almost daily basis. Thanks for the great app!

Only reason I still haven bought Tapnote is no categories... If it had it could be $5 well spent. Little idea how to take TapNote forward ;-)