iPhone Best note-taking app that syncs with Goog Drive?

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  1. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

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    What is the best iOS note-taking app that
    1) Syncs with Google Drive,
    2) is not NoteMaster or Awesome Note

    I need 3 different 'books' of documents and spreadsheets to manage my life and the people I care for.

    I love both NoteMaster and Awesome Note.
    My NoteMaster iOS app by Kabuki Vision syncs with a Google Drive account docs.
    My Awesome Note iOS app by BRID syncs with EverNote.
    I've used each for > 5 years.

    Now, I need to have a different set of Google account's drive account docs sync'd locally on my iPhone.
    I do not want to risk intermingling the 2 accounts' docs.

    I am looking for a different iOS app to sync with this new Google Drive account.
     
  2. Kraizelburg macrumors regular

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    For pure notes taking Google keep is great, if you need more integration with spreadsheets attachements etc probably microsoft oneNote is the best in my opinion, but then you need an outlook acc (it's free)
     
  3. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So google Keep will sync with a Google Drive account? I looked briefly at it But did not see an option to set it up

    I had not thought of one note. That will sync with the Google Drive account?

    Thank you @Kraizelburg.
     
  4. djs71a macrumors member

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    Neither Keep or OneNote will sync to Google Drive. Until you mentioned the apps in your original post, I wasn't aware of any app that synced with Google Drive in such a way that you can see the data independent of the app. Sorry I don't have any suggestions for you.
     
  5. Kraizelburg macrumors regular

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    Google keep syncs via your google acc and onenote via outlook acc. When you say syncs with google drive what do you mean exactly?
    Google docs and sheets sync with google drive the same way office syncs with onedrive.
     
  6. djs71a macrumors member

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    Based on the description of the NoteMaster app and @MareLuce description, he wants an app that will store its data as a Google Doc file, so you can edit the data using the app or Google Docs. @MareLuce , please correct me if I am mistaken.
     
  7. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.

    Anyone with a Google Drive account can sync allllll their Google Docs for offline access via either Awesome Note or NoteMaster.

    Then when you're on a plane or with limited connectivity, you can continue making changes to any of your docs. When back online and open the app, sync occurs. All offline changes are uploaded to your Google drive docs.

    Goog drive lets you make individual files "available for offline access" but either of these apps are sooooooo much better than that.

    Awesome Note (shown below) is the prettiest, but NoteMaster is great too.

    I couldn't have survived being primary care giver for my Dad without this.
    And it's just so darn handy for a million quick purposes.

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  8. djs71a macrumors member

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    @MareLuce , are these links to the apps you mentioned?
    Awesome Note
    NoteMaster

    Sorry to hear about your dad. I don't know the details, but understand caring for a sick parent, I went through the same thing.
     
  9. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    I just killed Google Keep on my iPhone, turned on airplane mode with no WiFi, and then started Google Keep. I have a lot of notes and I think it showed me all of them. I edited one as a test while still offline. When I turned off airplane mode the edit eventually showed up when I viewed the note on my computer.
     
  10. MareLuce, May 11, 2019
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    MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    @MisterSavage,
    Are you saying that these notes you see in your Google Keep when offline are also Google docs?
    Google docs in your Google Drive that's associated with your Gmail account?

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    What I'm looking for is:

    What is the best iOS note-taking app that
    1) Syncs with Google Drive,
    2) is not NoteMaster or Awesome Note (They are great but they are already syncing to local (offline) storage with different accounts. I need to sync with a new Goog Drive account.)
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    Yes, exactly. Both fabulous apps. Used them for... at least ~ 5 years. I tried to find how long they have been on the app store on the sites you link. Neither brag about that on their websites. Odd.

    They replace lots of single-tasker apps that put me at risk of losing data when the app goes away
    ex: reproductive cycle apps

    It's very strange being "the parent" in the relationship. It took Dad all of a day to become used to that, then I think he actually liked it! :)
     
  11. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    No, I was saying Google Keep is a note-taking app that seems to allow offline access and editing. There's also an option in Google Keep to "copy to Google Docs", but that's obviously not a sync that would track changes. I think I'm confused by your "syncs with Google Drive" requirement. All your Google Keep notes and Google Drive docs would be tied to the same Google Account.
     
  12. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DropBox!
    I thought I had this figured out when I remembered DropBox!

    But no.

    DropBox requires I have a local copy of the Google Docs content either on my phone or laptop.

    On my phone: Google Docs and Sheets iOS "keep local" approach is file by file. I would have to select EACH FILE and say "save local". There is NO global "save my google drive locally. (Why not?) If I had the patience and time needed to save each individual Goog doc file locally, I would just use Google Docs and Sheets and not worry about this question!

    On my laptop: I already have my primary Google Drive account's folder syncing to local. I can all sorts of havoc that could be caused by turning on Sync to different Google account.
    ex: Would it let me save to a special folder, not the default folder where all my other Goog drive files are? It if doesn't, would it merge the 2 folders (a nightmare scenario) then sync everything to both accounts (a bigger nightmare scenario)?
     

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