How to Create and Sync Notes with Google Docs – using Windows, OS X or Linux

The (currently) free Adobe Air program NoteSync lets you quickly create notes and then sync them with your Google Docs account. This brief tutorial will run you through the steps to create and sync notes from your desktop to Google Docs.

  1. Start out by heading over to notesync.com and then click the Install Now button. When prompted, click the Open button. You’ll have to click ‘next’ a few times, but when the installation is done, open NoteSync.
  2. Enter your Google Docs username and password (almost always your gmail account info) and click the Login button.
  3. Before you jump into using it, click the Settings button located in the upper-left corner of the NoteSync window (see image below).
  4. From here you can adjust the Settings to best suit your needs. When you’re done click the Save button.
  5. Now lets jump in and create a new note. Give it a title by entering one in the Search field at the top (the Search field is used to both find notes and create new ones). Once you’ve selected a title, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  6. In the bottom pane of the NoteSync window you can start creating your note.
  7. Your notes will automatically be synced with Google Docs.

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  9. From within Google Docs you’ll also see a new folder titled NoteSync. You can use this folder to quickly view all of your NoteSync created docs.
  10. You can share your NoteSync created docs through Google Docs the same way you would any other Google Doc. I shared my note with the How-To Geek and gave him editing permissions. He opted to update my note and comment on my spelling mistake. After he updated the note, it synced with my desktop NoteSync.
  11. One last tip – in OS X (not sure about Windows or Linux) – you can single-click the title bar and it will ‘roll-up’ into a smaller window.

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