Tomdroid: A Tomboy Client for Android

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jan 20, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Tomboy is a handy little note-taking tool that sports a few nifty features, including the ability to upload notes to a remote server and sync them between different machines. And now you can put your Tomboy notes on an Android device courtesy of Tomdroid. This no-frills app acts as a note viewer, so you can't edit notes directly on the Android device. Still, the Tomdroid can be useful if you want to keep your notes handy.

Tomdroid is not available via the Android Market, so you have to install the latest .apk package from the project's Web site. The app expects to find all Tomboy notes in the /sdcard/tomdroid directory which you have to create manually. The easiest way to do this is to use your computer to create the tomdroid folder on the SD card used with your Android device. You can then copy the Tomboy notes (.note files stored in the ~/.tomboy directory on your machine) into the created tomdroid folder. In addition to that, Tomdroid allows you to grab .note files from the Web. Of course, both of these approaches lack the simplicity and convenience of a dedicated synchronization feature, but hopefully future versions of the app will fix that. For now, if you want to keep your Tomboy handy, and you don't mind manually transferring them to your Android device, then you might want to give Tomdroid a try.

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