Hello NoteSelf users…
Today I’m glad to present the beta of our Sync service.
What is this all about ?
Well, many happy users of NoteSelf have complains about how hard is to setup your own database. They like using NoteSelf, but they don’t know how to properly setup a CouchDb server or a Cloudant account. To those users I want to say: leave that to me !
NoteSelf sync service wants to make the synchronization between devices very very easy. You just need an email account under your control and in less than one minute you should be ready to go:
- No registration
- No password
- No configuration
- No problems (I hope!)
We use a password-less approach, so you don’t need to remember a password and we don’t need to worry about or handle any precious user password (because we all repeat our passwords…) It’s a win-win situation
How does this work, what is the flow ?
- Go to the edge version of NoteSelf
- Notice the new user icon on the sidebar, click on it and a shiny popup should appear
- You provide an email account that you have access to
- We generate a random OTP (one time pin) with one hour of validity
- We send that pin to your email address
- You enter the pin on NoteSelf and we will generate a new database and very long and secure token for you
- Everything from here works exactly the same
Please note that the service is on baby steps, and you may find a bug.
Also don’t put very private or very important information on your NoteBooks, but that is something that you should not do on any service so, we’re fine.
It is free and it will be open until we hit the small Cloudant budget I have.
The service is quite simple so the only bug we expect to face is the login server (not the databse) to be down after long periods of inactivity. The database should be fine all time, and once you are logged in you should not face any new problem.
I expect anyone to be responsible and and respectful and not abusing the service, if it goes out of bounds I may be forced to shut it off.
For now this feature is only available on the edge edition, so for trying it you should point your browser to:
Hope you find this new service pleasant to use and that it helps reducing the entry barrier.