12-Dec-21: Logseq Mobile App (Android) and Sync with Google Drive. Logseq IOS App Coming Soon.

This week is all about the Logseq mobile android app. The devs have been hard at work over the past few months, and what they delivered is incredible.

To commemorate the incredible achievement by the team, I have posted a quick video introduction of the app and how you might go about syncing your Google Drive notes so that you can use your graph on the go.

In essence the here are the steps I followed. I used Autosync for Google Drive but you can also use others (eg. Syncthing etc.). Google Drive and Auto Sync are certainly not the only ones that can be used to achieve, the below, most cloud storage providers will do.

  1. Download the Android mobile application on your phone from here.
  2. Install the application (there may be a few security pop ups that need to be accepted)
  3. On your Android phone, open Google Play Store and search for “Autosync for Google Drive”. Install the app and allow the app permissions to your mobile storage.
  4. Connect the app to your Google Drive’s account. Choose the option that says: “Choose what to sync”. The app will then create a folder for you, that exists in both on your Google Drive and in your mobile storage. This will then continuously sync any changes in one to the other so that you can always have the latest version of your notes with you.
  5. Now open the Logseq Mobile app and “Add new graph” pointing the directory to the folder created by Autosync (DriveSyncFiles).
  6. On your computer, copy the files from your previous chosen directory into the “DriveSyncFiles” directory – on the phone, open Autosync and click sync and wait for the sync to complete.
  7. On the Logseq mobile app, click the top left burger button, click the graph name and re-index.
  8. Don’t forget to change the directory your computer Logseq points to (change this to the “DriveSyncFiles” directory so that you can have your computer and mobile notes in sync and always use the latest version.

And voila. You (hopefully) have synced your computer and mobile notes together.

It is a little bit of a process to achieve the above, but until Android and Google Drive do not get together to work on a much simpler process, we are limited to using 3rd party apps and a convulsed process.

Please do just let me know if you have any questions on the above. It was quite a mission, but once completed, there was a large sense of satisfaction.

For all the IOS users out there, you have not been forgotten. The devs encountered an issue with iCloud and are waiting for some feedback from Apple. As soon as this is done, the app should be released through TestFlight.