Doubt, moving from iPhone to Android (Notes, Tabs Sync)

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by resetme, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. resetme macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Hello all,

    So, i have an iphone, ipod (mostly for developer), ipad, mbp... and i love the Tab/Notes sync feature.

    The problem is that i will change my phone and i'm looking at the new Sony.

    I "googleit" already and i can't find any info. How can i sync my Tabs "opera" to android and also the Notes? There is any app for that? I saw that you can sync with google gmail, but it's an one way sync.

    Appreciate any help from iOS & Android users!
  2. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    I'm not sure about syncing tabs on Opera, but if you use Chrome on your desktop and on your phone it syncs what tabs you have open across your devices.
  3. resetme thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Thank you!

    So i need to use chrome for my desktop and my devices. Never used it on iOS.

    gonna give it a try :D
  4. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    Are you referring to the Opera browser? If so, Opera syncs across different devices. You just have to log in with your Opera account.
  5. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Can you explain what you mean by this?
  6. resetme thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Srry, my mistake! i use "safari" not Opera.

    If i write a note using my iPad, ipod, iphone, mbp then it automatically upload to my gmail account (Sync) So i can share it.

    But it's one way only, they don't sync back if you edit the note/delete from any device.
  7. Explicitic macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
  8. N0ddie macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    You can use Evernote to sync notes between Mac, IOS and Android.

    I use Chrome browser and it allows me to use the same tabs over different devices.
  9. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    You could get a Notepad that supports Dropbox.
  10. phobox macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Tabs and bookmark syncing can be done with both Chrome and Opera on Android, they will happily sync with their Mac equivalents. You can use Xmarks on your Mac to sync your Safari bookmarks with any other browser if you so desire, this way your bookmarks stay in sync no matter what browser you use. There are many browsers available on Android, the best include Chrome, Opera and Dolphin as well as the stock browser. If you wish to use Dolphin on your phone for example, they have a Chrome plugin available so you can sync your tabs with your Mac and vice versa.

    As for Notes, theres lots of solutions. You could use Evernote as others have suggested, theres also Wunderlist which is a to-do list and note taking app for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. Also you could use SimpleNote which is a free online note syncing service with many Android and Mac clients available for it.

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