How to delete all notes from Simplenote
With the recent addition of Simplenote synchronization to Notational Velocity, I wanted to experiment with the new features and check out my Simplenote account.
However, I discovered that I had a bunch of notes, duplicates, and other cruft in my Simplenote account, and I seemed to be unable to delete them. They kept reappearing.
After trial and error, I was able to figure out how to finally kill them for good:
Delete the simplenote application from your iPhone
Run the “nuclear-option.pl” script that I added to SimplenoteSync.pl — this script systematically deletes all notes from your Simplenote account.
In order to prevent the notes from reappearing, you have to start with a fresh copy of the iPhone app. You can now reinstall it, and connect it to your Simplenote account using the previous login and password.
After synchronizing you should have a fresh install. You can now migrate any old notes over using your method of choice (Notational Velocity, SimplenoteSync.pl, etc)