Oh, since I am already being asked how to do this syncing with
Dropbox, I thought I might add the explanation here. I just used a
little "link magic": you move your Yojimbo library folder into your
Dropbox and then in the orginial location you create a true symlink
(not the junk non-symlink the right-click command of OSX gives you,
but the real "ln -s" link). So if you have Dropbox and Yojimbo
installed in the default locations, the two command line things would
be (NOTE: _QUIT_ AND _BACKUP_ YOJIMBO TO SOME OTHER LOCATION BEFORE
mv ~/Library/Application\ Support/Yojimbo ~/Dropbox
ln -s ~/Dropbox/Yojimbo ~/Library/Application\ Support/
That's it, start Yojimbo again and your set. If you every change the
YJ in two locations at once, you might get conflicts. Therefore, I
suggest for the highest safety you quit YJ when leaving a machine so
you can't get into conflicts. But, as said, because of Dropbox
versioning, you always can reconstruct older YJ DBs.
On Nov 4, 1:04 pm, Florian <florian.leit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 30, 11:39 pm, cubic.arc...
> > On 30 Oct 2008, at 14:52, TjL wrote:
> > > I'm syncing files using Dropbox, and migrating everything else to
> > > Evernote, which is a shame because I really prefer Yojimbo.
> > Dropbox is really, really, good, to be fair. I've not tried symlinking
> > my Yojimbo Library folder to it yet, but if that works it would be
> > terrific. These days I do most of my work with Circus Ponies Notebook,
> > synced via Dropbox.
> Just to mention this: I am using the free version of Dropbox for some
> months now to sync my Yojimbo libraries (I have much less than 2 GB of
> data), which works like a bliss (Dropbox runs on SVN, so even if you
> get something mixed up, you can easily revert - not that I needed it
> so far, but good to know it's there). I do not like Evernote too much,
> because it has no simple client side encryption functionality (you
> could do it yourself, but then where is the ease of using it?) and
> some of the data I have is strictly private to me. Where Evernote
> shines is the web and iPhone integration and a nicer interface. I
> definately believe Yojimbo needs to come up with something better soon
> if they want to stay competitive, but for now I still prefer good old
> > > I suspect that the blame lies more with .Mac than Yojimbo. I can't
> > > even get my contacts to sync cleanly over .Mac despite a number of
> > > "Replace information on computer from Mobile Me" attempts.
> > I am also very disappointed with Mobileme's performance. I have moved
> > my entire task system over to Taskpaper (synced via Dropbox, which is
> > basically how the iDisk _should_ work) and only use Mobileme for
> > calendar and address book and Safari bookmarks, all of which I could
> > do without if it came down to it. I've had Mobileme screwing up my
> > whole system several times and I just don't have any confidence in it
> > any more.
> As for this part, I left .Mac/Mobileme behind long ago. Who is anyway
> as crazy to pay for a service that is available for free? Filesyncing:
> Dropbox (foir Yojimbo, Address Book, Safari Bookmarks, OmniFocus,
> etc.). E-mail and calendar everywhere and in sync: GMail/GCal with
> Mail/Calendar and some Automator scripting for even more fun. Webpage
> using iWeb: Easy iWeb Publisher (if you wanted that). And so forth. If
> you really are paying $ 100 or so for those services, my bad - you
> threw away a great dinner with your beloved one...