1. Rayz321's Avatar
    I'm looking for an app like Evernote that uses Google Drive instead.
    Basically if you can take notes have access to them all offline and then sync them to Google Drive when you want it would be perfect.
    Any suggestions?
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    06-26-2012 03:14 AM
  2. mattyb1085's Avatar
    I have been searching all over for something like this also, and I haven't had any luck. There is somewhat long way of doing it, but in the end it works. All you need is Google Drive on your phone and Chrome on your PC. First, you need to go to the Chrome Web Store on your PC and download Scratchpad (http://goo.gl/mktyI) Once you connect it to your Google Account it automatically creates a folder in your Google Drive called "Scratchpad". Now you can leave notes in the Scratchpad web app or you can go to Google Drive on your PC and edit them there also, and you can access them on your phone through the Google Drive app. It may take a little longer to get to them on your phone, but you now have a notepad that syncs with Google Drive. Hope this helps.
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    06-26-2012 08:15 AM
  3. Rayz321's Avatar
    Hmm that's quite clever and could be useful but I'm looking for the opposite.
    I want to be able to say type a list of games I bought on my phone and then have them accessible offline but also synced to my Drive that way when I get home I can format it and copy/paste really easy.
    Pretty much any notepad that could sync to google drive and back again would be perfect.
    06-26-2012 09:50 AM
  4. mattyb1085's Avatar
    Hmm that's quite clever and could be useful but I'm looking for the opposite.
    I want to be able to say type a list of games I bought on my phone and then have them accessible offline but also synced to my Drive that way when I get home I can format it and copy/paste really easy.
    Pretty much any notepad that could sync to google drive and back again would be perfect.
    You can open the scratchpad folder on your phone through the Drive app and edit as necessary. I also found an older notepad app that shows that it syncs with Google Docs and since Google Drive is Google Docs it should sync. It might be worth a shot. Here is the link. http://goo.gl/EVVGW
    06-26-2012 09:56 AM
  5. Rayz321's Avatar
    You can open the scratchpad folder on your phone through the Drive app and edit as necessary. I also found an older notepad app that shows that it syncs with Google Docs and since Google Drive is Google Docs it should sync. It might be worth a shot. Here is the link. http://goo.gl/EVVGW
    My main problem with the Google Drive app is that you can't save a folder offline and you have to connected to create/edit/or view any documents. I know you can mark them for offline but that's a pain to do for each separate file.

    But I will defiantly look into that other app.
    I also realized I could search for Google Docs apps too cause Gdrive is so new.
    06-26-2012 10:48 AM
  6. MojaveHigh's Avatar
    Another solution and, in my opinion, a better way of doing it, is to use any simple notetaking app to write notes on your phone. Then use a separate syncing app to sync your notes to Google Drive or any other cloud storage. Separating the functionality out has a lot of advantages - you can sync to ANY cloud, you can use your favorite notetaking app and change it at any time.

    Syncing apps can be scheduled to sync your files whenever there is a change or at some scheduled time, etc.

    I use FolderSync - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oldersync.full
    06-26-2012 01:57 PM
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