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VoodooPad 4

November 18th, 2008

Big congratulations to my friend Gus Mueller whose company, Flying Meat, shipped VoodooPad 4 today.

One of the major features in the updated desktop wiki software is page syncing across multiple computers, allowing users to easily maintain a collection of VoodooPad pages on multiple computers.

I know from a user point of view syncing is very exciting and important, especially with the popularity of notebook computers. It’s something I’d like to provide in MarsEdit, someday.

From a technical point of view syncing is a very tricky feature to get done right. I’m sure Gus is wiped out from the effort. Give yourself the day off, and congratulations again.

3 Responses to “VoodooPad 4”

  1. Erik Says:

    People have been talking about the difficulty of implementing syncing well, especially in the context of MacOSX applications, for a couple of years now. It would be great if a summary or writeup of the knowledge, or tips/considerations, gleaned by the developers who have gone though this could be collected into a single place, such as a blog post or CocoaDev wiki page on the subject.

  2. Mike Oldham Says:

    I’d love it if I could just specify where the MarsEdit application support folder could be. Then I could put it on my iDisk or DropBox. Let them handle the syncing concerns.

  3. Anthony Says:

    “It would be great if a summary or writeup of the knowledge, or tips/considerations, gleaned by the developers who have gone though this could be collected into a single place, such as a blog post or CocoaDev wiki page on the subject.”

    Seconded. Seems like the sort of thing where there may be a lot of hidden pitfalls that could easily be overlooked by someone trying it for the first time.

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