Using WiSync for notes synching

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  1. lilblondedude

    lilblondedude New Member

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    Currently, WiSync offers the ability to sync 1 folder on your iPod with 1 folder on your mac.

    I'm aware that the notes.app uses only 1 folder to store all the notes saved, so is it possible to make use of WiSync to sync notes with your Mac - wirelessly?


    I would try this myself, but I don't know exactly how the notes.app stores the files so I would not be able to do it, but I'd love for someone to be able to try this with me.

    It seems like a pretty good idea to me?
  2. lilblondedude

    lilblondedude New Member

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    bump anyone?
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    As I understand it, the saved notes aren't in a readable format. But I'll check that for you now.

    Edit - this is the file that contains the notes info:

    /private/var/root/Library/Notes/notes.db

    Or, on 1.1.3
    /private/var/mobile/Library/Notes/notes.db

    The file is in binary form, which can't be read as plain text unless it is converted. And unfortunately a quick Google search didn't produce any simple ways to do this.
  4. lilblondedude

    lilblondedude New Member

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    So if there was a way to convert this file into plain text, we could theoretically sync notes wirelessly.

    I suppose some form of program would have to be developed to read/write notes using the plain text file?

    Or is there a way to run the Notes.app on a mac (what i'm using at this end) because that would create a .db file on the computer I guess?
  5. lilblondedude

    lilblondedude New Member

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    Opening the .db file with textedit (which is a simple, notepad-like program) gives this:

    SQLite format 3@
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    DELETE FROM note_bodies WHERE note_id = OLD.ROWID;
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    However, upon adding a note, it is only the part in bold that changes, so now I'm going to try and add a note simply using TextEdit and see what I can do.

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