Simplenote.app, an Automattic product I use a zillion times a day, is less dead than I thought. They just released a version for Android, I installed on my ultra-cheap Moto e and in the blink of an eye my notes are there.
Before I did that experiment though, I made a backup.
I launched nvAlt and my local Mac folder of Simplenote RTF files was instantly updated. I then zipped up that folder — maybe 2MB. Stuck the zip in a folder of things like that. A record of the state of my extended memory on this day.
Only a geek can understand the warm glow I get from that special level of backup. The age old problem of Cloud backup (how do you recover a single mis-edited note from a month ago?) solved. (But will nvAlt work on Sierra? Brett Terpstra’s long delayed nvAlt replacement drops Simplenote support.)
Now if only Automatic would fix the #$!%%! broken search on (only) the Mac version. I confirmed search works on the new Android version.
- Beyond Simplenote: I still want a graph layer (concept map) overlay for my memory augmentation notes collection. 5/2016. Why don’t billionaires fund projects like this? More useful than most ego projects.
- Cloud data: Should I trust (Simplenote) Imperium? 8/2010. I don’t trust Automatic either, but with local file stores I don’t need to.