StickiesSync
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StickiesSync implements automatic, instantaneous, silent synchronization of your Stickies.app sticky notes across multiple Macs. Run the installation script once on each Mac, and never worry about it again.

StickiesSync uses a shared folder or server volume to sync your Stickies. For example, you can sync using your iDisk, DropBox, Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare), your own private internet-accessible server, or any other kind of server that gives you full read and write access via file sharing in the Finder.

StickiesSync runs invisibly in the background
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Implemented a workaround for a limitation of launchd that could cause syncing to stop working in both directions after a while
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Any automatic file synchronization system for your Mac (iDisk, DropBox, etc.)



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PaulGronke1517 reviewed on 06 Mar 2013
Jon, this looks like what I am looking for. I run a laptop when on the road but desktop at work. However, my question is how this operates since Stickies dynamically overwrites the StickiesDatabase file every time you make a change. I don't understand how the "synced" copy will operate.

If, for example, I make a change on the laptop, it is saved then synced.

Now I go to work. Stickies is still open. But it won't have "intelligently" opened up the "new" database, will it?

Does the sync facility require that I close and re-open Stickies all the time so that the synced copy is re-read?
[Version 1.2]

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Jon Stovell (developer) replied on 13 Mar 2013
If the sync script detects incoming changes while Stickies is open, it will quit Stickies, update the database, and reopen Stickies.
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Gynotme reviewed on 17 Feb 2013
Script keeps stopping and I have to keep hitting Resume. Real buggy as it works and doesn't work. I make changes, sometimes they carry over and sometimes they don't. Sometimes I make a change on one machine and it'll revert back to how it was previously. Extremely unreliable.

It would be nice to be able to work directly with the developer and get rid of the bugs, but no email's available.

Also, no directions on how to do an actual sync is available. Are we supposed to pause Dropbox sync and then Resume Sync?
[Version 1.2]


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ZeldaSchmidt reviewed on 12 Oct 2011
This program does not work with Mac OS 10.6.8/Dropbox.

I got as far as setting the app up on Mac 1 and telling it which directory to use for syncing (in Dropbox). Trying to match this setup on Mac 2, however, gave me a "network error", with no further instructions. Both computers are running the same version of the OS.
[Version 1.1]

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Jon Stovell (developer) replied on 25 Jun 2012
It should as of version 1.2.
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Akrobat reviewed on 25 Feb 2011
Well, I've tried this app on both MobileMe iDisk and Dropbox.
Simply does not work.
The stickies database is on both disks but will not update.
Subsequently I've stickies with info on 1 Mac and an empty database on the other.

Oh well. Keep looking.
[Version 1.1]

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Jon Stovell (developer) replied on 25 Jun 2012
It should as of version 1.2.
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Macmend.com commented on 23 Feb 2011
Well i discovered the problem, this script wants to write to LaunchAgents which is owned by system not by the admin user. I worked round ths and got installed
This is worth working on because with the advent of iPad etc everyone is ooking for a way to sync stickies.

My problem now is using dropbox the sync only appears to work properly one way, so i can make alterations to a sticky on one mac and this will change on mac 2 but no the other way round.

I think if this worked, people would pay for it. jon where are you
[Version 1.1]


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Sesquipedalian (developer) commented on 15 Aug 2009
A note for box.net users:

Recently, some users have reported problems using StickiesSync with box.net. Unfortunately, this is a bug with box.net's handling of modification times, and cannot be addressed by StickiesSync.

In particular, it seems that box.net is updating the modification times on all files whenever there is interaction with box.net via WebDAV (the technology that allows Finder to connect to box.net), even though most of the files have not actually been modified. This is a bad thing, and not just for StickiesSync. Box.net users who experience this should file a bug report with box.net ASAP.
[Version 1.0]


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macmend.com reviewed on 17 Jul 2009
I had high hopes for this and am using leopard, but everytime i choose a network point for the sync I get a network permissions error. I am giving it 3 stars for trying to do something I need
[Version 1.0]

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Sesquipedalian (developer) replied on 04 Aug 2009
What is the method of syncing that you are using? iDisk, a private server, DropBox, or something else?

Do you normally have full permissions for the folder you are trying to use as the go-between? The underlying system simply uses rsync to update the file from one location to the other. If you don't have full read, write, and execute permissions, it will fail.

Finally, remember that if the folder is on a shared volume from another computer, it has to be mounted before this will work. StickiesSync will not mount it for you.
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Psychosynthesis replied on 23 Feb 2011
well its been a while so i thought I would try it again and it still wont work, I am using drop box and no matter what permissions or wonship i give anything it tells me I have a network file permissions error, why is this?
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RossW had trouble on 16 May 2012
This app is not syncing for me. I am using DropBox, MacBook Pro & iMac running OS X 10.6.8.

How do I uninstall it?
[Version 1.1]

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Jon Stovell (developer) replied on 25 Jun 2012
To uninstall, download the latest version and run StickiesSync Setup. When prompted, choose "Change Settings" and then "Uninstall".

However, it should work properly as of version 1.2.

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Twisted rated on 05 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1]


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Version Downloads:1,609
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:25 Jun 2012
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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StickiesSync implements automatic, instantaneous, silent synchronization of your Stickies.app sticky notes across multiple Macs. Run the installation script once on each Mac, and never worry about it again.

StickiesSync uses a shared folder or server volume to sync your Stickies. For example, you can sync using your iDisk, DropBox, Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare), your own private internet-accessible server, or any other kind of server that gives you full read and write access via file sharing in the Finder.

StickiesSync runs invisibly in the background (no Dock or menu bar icons wasting space), but can be paused and resumed with the click of a button.


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