The idea is pretty simple. Somewhere out there (maybe on online.gnome.org?) you have an account for synchronizing your Tomboy notes. It's cool because you get free storage space for your notes without having to set up your own server. Then you can use Tomboy's new note synchronization feature to sync your notes to/from that server. The bonus aspect is the web app shown above. Features include:
- Ability to read all of your notes from any web browser on any computer when you log in.
- Notes maintain their formatting, tags, links (URLs and links to other notes), etc.
- You get your Recent Notes menu just like in real Tomboy, including note pinning.
- You can search your notes, or browse by date or tag, just like in real Tomboy.
- By default notes are private, but you can make any note public to allow your friends to see it (see the lock icon on the note?).
- From your Tomboy Online page, you can see new public notes from your friends in the Friends sidebar.
- Notes can be printed in a nice format.
- You can download any note (yours, a friend's, whatever) in its native .note format, which automatically imports the note into real Tomboy.
What do you guys think? I'd love to work on something like this during the next development cycle. We just have to solve the infrastructure problems, and it seems like the Online Desktop guys are interested in helping us out.
And before you ask...I don't think online note editing is a short-term goal here. I don't really want to rewrite Tomboy for the web. :-)