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If you delete a file from your mobile device, the file remains on your Online storage. To have the file permanently deleted, you need to delete it from your online Dropbox account, accessing it via their website. I've just run this exercise (to prove the theory): Take photos; Sync Dropbox; Delete photos from my device; Access laptop; Photos were ...
Download the app called Rescan Media from the market, run it then go back to your Music player. The music that you downloaded from dropbox should now show up. There are other ways to force this media sync (unmount / remount SD should do it) but this app makes it just the press of a button.
Dropbox wasn't made to be a PDF reader, instead it's an application to have your files wherever you go. So I have two great suggestions for you: ezPDF Reader - This is the best PDF reading application I ever seen for Android. I use it every time I need to read any kind of PDF on my Motorola Droid. Adobe Reader - A free alternative for ezPDF. Made by Adobe ...
Dropbox doesn't work the same way on Android as it does on dektop platforms: It does not monitor a directory for changes. In fact, you only can download selected files, which will be saved on a cache directory on your Android device. The Dropbox app would not instantly notice if you delete the file. Only if you try do retrieve the file again from the cloud, ...
/data/system/dropbox is not part of "DropBox" it is part of the Android OS DropBoxManager (not related at all to "DropBox"). This puts data from application crashes and kernel logs and such in this log directory. I know the market uses this directory(See #4) as well, probably to report application crashes. You could probably remove the data in this ...
ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.
Sync isn't possible and the "download folder" function is also missing on Android. You can support this feature request: https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/2133/android-download-upload-folders
Titanium Media Sync offers continuous sync from SD Card to DropBox, but not the other way... the way I do it is setup rsync jobs with tasker and rsyncbackup... (requires your DropBox to be automatically kept in sync on a desktop pc somewhere, running an ssh server). The following should get you up and running: Step 1: DropBox remote. First, setup DropBox ...
Aldiko is an eBook reader that reads PDFs as well, remember the last page you were at and on top of that allows you to set bookmarks, something that Adobe Reader and most other readers I tried won't let you do. Bookmarks are a must have for me so I chose Aldiko.
I use an app called Epistle to create/edit textfiles within my Dropbox repository. It even supports Markdown. There are other similar apps in the Market. If you've embraced todo.txt for your to-do management, Gina Trapani's Todo.txt Touch is helpful. It also syncs to Dropbox.
If you install the official Dropbox app it adds a "Dropbox" option to the share options in the standard Gallery app. There isn't an official Flickr app for Android at the moment, but there a number of 3rd party apps that allow you to upload from your phone to Flickr, I haven't tred any of them so can't give you a recommendation, you should be able to find ...
In Dropbox 2.0.1 (and in pre-2.0 versions, IIRC), you can tap on a text file and it can offer to open it in "DB Text Editor" which comes with the app (or some other editor which has been assigned to open files with .txt extension). Note that this won't work on just about any other file -- Dropbox does not recognize mime types, but rather uses the extension ...
If you allow non-Appstore apps to be installed in your device, you can install Dropbox from their website. To do that, Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the Kindle Fire home screen to activate the Settings window Click More Scroll down to Device Scroll down to ‘Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources’ and move the slider ...
Yes there's a way. It's called Foldersync. It allows you to set up folder pairs to sync and the full version even allows you to sync on changes. It also supports several other cloud services.
The android dropbox app does not support automatic file syncing. There are two ways to do what you described. Copy over the files to the Sdcard than manually upload each file from the app. Use an app like foldersync . You can pick a folder both on your phone and in you Dropbox and the app will sync them.
Have you tried this http://tiddlyspot.com/ it basically creates a tiddly on a web server, so you can edit it with every android browser able to render it. You can download it, edit offline and when online sync it with the server version. Opera Mobile is not able to edit offline a tiddlywiki and save changes. Firefox mobile can. Other browsers i dont know. ...
Another app is now available to be a more complete solution: Titanium Media Sync The reliable and battery-friendly way of syncing your files to/from the cloud ! This unique app allows you to sync a set of folders from your Android device to the cloud and back. It currently supports the free Dropbox storage service. The official Dropbox app is not ...
DropSpace looks like it might do what you need. It allows you to define folders that automatically sync, removing the necessity of initiating a download. Here's a review: http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2011/03/04/dropspace-adds-real-dropbox-sync-to-android/
If you are not totally tied to Dropbox, I think SugarSync and their Android app might do what you are looking for. If it has to be Dropbox, I would say that you should post the feature request to them. Or, if you are really desperate, fund a developer willing to write an app to do it using the Dropbox API. It would actually be fairly straight forward. ...
To download, you need to open the DropBox app, and select the file you want to download. To upload, you need to open the DropBox app, and select Upload here from the DropBox menu. The files you see on the DropBox app are not the actual files. They are only links that are in the DropBox server, which you must download. The DropBox app for Android does not ...
You're right I just played with trying to set a Dropbox image as my wallpaper, and can't believe that there isn't an easier way. Part of the problem seems to be that if you Open a dropbox image, it isn't sent to the Gallery or the system default image viewer (which would let you do things like set as wallpaper) but Dropbox uses its own (HTML?) viewer. There ...
So I was trying to do this with my Outlook Calendar (at work). Export a ICS file to a Dropbox folder Use DropSync on Android to keep the file in sync on the local sdcard Use ICSSync to parse the ICS file and add it to the native Calendar app The above approach works for me, ofcourse you'd have to find a way to schedule/automate the export of your ...
If you use a CalDAV server such as SOGo or DAViCal with Lightning, you can then use CalDAV-Sync on your Android device to sync your calendars there as well. SOGo also has CardDAV support, and CardDAV-Sync will keep your contacts in sync as well.
I'd recommend a combination of a text editor - either one of the market ones or vim from busybox (requires root) and dropsync which is a full dropbox client (unlike their own client, it syncs both ways). This would be pretty much the same setup as on the laptop, zero learning curve :)
One more thing to keep in mind is privacy: While you mostly have control over your locally stored data, you cannot say the same for Cloud services. For storing personal/sensitive information to the Cloud, you should always consider encryption. A third option is to have your app creating backups on your sd card, and use another app (e.g. FolderSync) ...
For Dropbox and OfficeSuite (if you edit from the recent files), they seem to sync. I'm not sure with other apps. In any case, if you need a two-way sync, you can always use DropSpace. See this similar question: How do I sync with DropBox?
The menu for each file (the one you get by clicking the down-triangle-in-ring icon, or by long-tapping a file) should also have a Move item between Rename and Export. Clicking it brings up a selector you can use to select where to move it to. I can't imagine why you might not have that item.
What you can do is use both Dropbox and a LAN syncing tool like Unison. I couldn't find any LAN syncing tool for Android but if you mount your device in Mass Storage Mode, running Unison purely on your PC should yield acceptable performance. It may also be possible to compile Unison on Android (it works on GNU/Linux), but that would be fairly difficult.
Denote is an app I wrote that syncs text files to and from Dropbox and also offers a Markdown preview (useful to a lot of GTDers). Re: The pinning a note to the home screen feature. Would the widget you are typing into on the home page represent a specific text file?
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