Aug. 10th, 2010 04:19 pm
alectoperdita: (Pyro)
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So I think Evernote just pissed me off for the last time. The way that I write nowadays is very mobile-centered. At work, I often move between more than one computer in the lab. I also like to write while I ride the bus to and from work which I can do from their app on my iPod Touch. The thing I like about Evernote was that I could keep an up-to-date copy of my chapters without having to continually copy and paste between different programs or files.

UNTIL IT EATS HALF MY CHAPTER BECAUSE IT FAILED TO SYNC MY DATA PROPERLY! What the hell is cloud data good for if it can't even check the modified date properly and not overwrite my chapter with an old version from yesterday morning?

So yeah, half of chapter 13 is gone... Granted, I only had a total of about 1500 words so far, but that's 700 words gone. It's fucking discouraging if nothing else.

So I'm looking for a replacement app for Evernote and the will to write again...

ETA: I've SSH'ed into the ipod to see if the app kept the actual version I wanted somewhere in some stupidly obtuse folder. Nope. It overwrote the chapter completely. Fuck you, Evernote.

on 2010-08-10 09:10 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
That's bizarre. Shouldn't it keep a complete change history anyway?

on 2010-08-10 10:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Technically, you can get access to previous saved versions of your documents if you pay for their premium service at $45/year. But as a free user, I don't have access to that. And I'm certainly not going to start paying for their bloated service and lazy app programming now.

on 2010-08-10 09:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
They synch text data from multiple devices and don't do incremental versioning!? Someone there seriously fails at software design.

on 2010-08-10 10:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
After browsing through their forum some, it does seem like there's lazy programming that can make for unreliable service at the worst time. I'm not the first person to lose data to bad syncing...

on 2010-08-10 09:26 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
* hugs *

on 2010-08-10 10:06 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thank you! Congrats on almost finishing Coming Clean!

on 2010-08-10 10:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]

it sucks, but at least it's done. I'd hate to die and leave all 4 of my readers hanging :p

on 2010-08-10 10:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
And we love you for it. xD

And now there's your other fics to look forward too.
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