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colinwalker
colinwalker

My notes app has crashed and taken all the notes and ideas with it.

Not happy.

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jamesshelley
jamesshelley

@colinwalker Yikes! Condolances.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@jamesshelley

Ah, local backups. Nope, took them with it. But at least I’ve got backups synced to the cloud, right? Looks like that turned itself off a while ago.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@colinwalker Jeepers. What app?

colinwalker
colinwalker

@patrickrhone

One Jotter (formerly Cola Notes) on Android.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@colinwalker Jeepers! I am so sorry. I had a similar experience a very long time ago now. Since then, I have refused to save anything written on a computer unless it can save in plain text. Thus, not only portable but also future proof.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@patrickrhone

All mine is now going to be automatically saved as .md files in Dropbox. No more local files for me.

danj
danj

@patrickrhone This is my main problem with Ulysses and other otherwise-excellent apps that store your text in a database...

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@danj Yep. I don’t believe in databases for things I trully care about. Been burned too many times. Even everything I post to my blog is created first and a markdown formatted plain text file.