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Best way to synch text files both on SD card and on cloud drive?

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  1. redfishsc

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    I'm looking for the most efficient (simple) way to create and edit a common text file, such as a note pad type app.

    I'm using an UN-activated LG Viper using Android 4.0.4. I have NO 4G internet and no voice, but I have Wi-Fi at home.

    I want the app to automatically synchronize with my cloud drive (like Google Drive or Microsoft Skydrive).


    The reason I say this is because of the amount of water and chemicals I work around, and the fact that I take a LOT of notes on my phone throughout the day.


    If I were to drop my phone in a 5g can of acetone (which isn't likely at all, but certainly possible) then it's toast. Or if I drop it in the river (which has happened recently!!).


    Any suggestions?

    I have Google Drive ap on my phone, and it does EXACTLY what I'm talking about, but unless I'm connected to Wi-Fi, it won't open and edit a document. That is useless to me. I have no Wi-Fi at work or out on the river if I'm fishing or something (yes, I do take notes occasionally when fishing!).

    Any tips?
     

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  2. chanchan05

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    Evernote can do that for free, but you won't be able to see previous notes unless you have a connection. You can continuously make new ones though and it will sync once you get a connection. If you pay for the app you can get offline access.

    In Samsung phones, the built in Notes app can sync to Google Drive. Maybe your LG can as well?

    A third choice would be to use any regular Office app to make docs, then use a third party service like Sugarsync, Dropbox or Box to sync them to cloud and your PC.
     
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    OK I will look into Dropbox or something. Can Dropbox (or other) be set to automatically synch something from, say, Polaris Office or similar word processor type?


    I also ask because I have this small phone I use as a glorified iPod Touch, but I also have a tablet that I use for research....it would be helpful to have them both synched to the same cloud drive with the same documents.
     
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    Yes they can. You have to use Dropsync though, not the official Dropbox app. The Sugarsync native app can do what you ask too. Basically you make a folder on your desktop and sync it using Dropbox or Sugarsync, then they will appear in your phone file system. You can navigate to it using a File Manager app or Polaris. Just setup both your tablet and phone and they will sync all changes across your tablet, phone and desktop.
     
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    Check out FolderSync. Will do what you want using most any cloud storage, or even more than one at the same time. I use it to sync stuff on both Dropbox and Google Drive simultaneously.

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    OK based on the info y'all have given me...

    I've set up Foldersync ($2 app) on two tablets to synch with Google and Skydrive. Unfortunately SKydrive won't let you auto-sync (no surprises with micropsycho).


    I'm tinkering with Kingsoft's document app, but so far on my tablet, it won't actually save anything. I'll make a test doc, name it, and save it in a specific destination folder, and when I come back to that folder, it's empty.

    Either way, I have something going. The Foldersync does work, which is the main thing.

    Thanks everyone for the help.
     

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