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[Other] "Read-Only" flag for sections/notes (one way sync?)

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:33 pm
by mat
Hi! Long time, first time.

I'm using cintanotes in an office setting, and it's great--but one thing I would very much like to be able to do that I haven't figured out how to do, is mark a section of synced notes as read-only.

I would like each person in the office to be able to have their personal notes live on their personal computer, but have a synced section filled with reference materials that I can update remotely that the user cannot modify.

I have been in contact with simplenote who have told me they do not support this type of functionality and they don't know how it would be possible.

The only workaround I can think of at present is having my computer restore a backup of the specified section at a frequent enough interval that if a user were to have made changes to the reference materials, it will be replaced with the backup every hour or so. This leads to a second question, is there a way for me to cmd line batch the loading of a backup and a manual sync? This would maybe be a workable solution, but seems roundabout and silly, as a read-only flag seems natural and useful. Even if there were no authentication, I'm more worried about accidental edits while reading than I am about people deliberately making unwanted changes.

The speed at which cintanotes will parse through information makes it ideal for my use case, but is really only workable if I can keep that information from being unintentionally updated.

Thanks so much!

Re: [Other] "Read-Only" flag for sections/notes (one way sync?)

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:53 am
by CintaNotes Developer
Hello mat,
Thanks for the suggestion!
Currently CintaNotes unfortunately doesn't support this functionality.
And I know that this is a very demanded feature, as it was requested multiple times before.
But please let me think about it a bit - maybe I'll come up with a solution soon.