Dropbox Smart Sync

Get access to every file and folder shared in your Dropbox

#4 Product of the DayJanuary 30, 2017




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Lashan Dias@lashandias · Co-Founder @ SOLIDHAUS
@nickcreates - is there any way to get this working with Dropbox Pro accounts? Edit: More asking if it's in the pipeline to work with Dropbox Pro eventually.
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@lashandias @nickcreates Same here. I asked their support chat, and they said there is no plan for Pro users yet, which I find ridiculous why they wouldn't include this much anticipated feature for paying Pro users. I don't require the team features, but Smart Sync would be very beneficial to me. It isn't worth paying an extra ~$110/yr for me though :(
Kurt Krumme@burtbrumme · Director of Product, CrowdRiff
@chad_fullerton @lashandias @nickcreates What a bunch of dirtbags! I pay for my DropBox account but now they're only going to roll out high profile features for business? Guess it's time to start evaluating other options again.
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@burtbrumme @lashandias @nickcreates Ya, that's how a lot of Pro account users seem to be feeling from what I see on Twitter. Feeling snubbed. Was really looking forward to this long awaited feature! Will have to wait and see if they hopefully add it for Pro users soon. On a positive note: Harry McCracken reports for Fast Company that Dropbox said it ‘is actively considering how to roll the feature out to consumers’. So maybe they are holding out to try and convert people to Business accounts? Not the nicest of strategies for Pro users. I can see not giving it to Free users, but Pro accounts which are paying for the service should get the feature IMHO.
Danial@dany20mh · Student
@chad_fullerton there is an app called odrive, it do the same thing and it's not just for Dropbox, you can use other cloud drive with it too.
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@dany20mh Cool, I'll check that out! Thanks!
Danial@dany20mh · Student
@chad_fullerton sure, no problem.
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@dany20mh ODrive looks awesome, especially being able to sync multiple accounts and various services together. Their Infinite Sync is the same as Dropbox, but even better (option to auto remove old unused files to cloud only status to free up HD space automatically, etc). However... the unsync feature is only part of their premium account. And that costs roughly $100/year. Making it about the same cost for a Dropbox PRO user to upgrade to 2TB Business Account with the Smart Sync. So unfortunately ODrive doesn't appear to be much of an advantage because of it's cost. :(
Danial@dany20mh · Student
@chad_fullerton you can unsync the stuff you don't want very easy and I don't have premium account and it let me do it.
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
@dany20mh Ok cool! I'll try it out then! :D That would be awesome. Their pricing features page lists unsync as premium only, and in their docs they have in bold text that unsync is a paid premium feature only. So maybe they changed their minds on that ;) https://www.odrive.com/upgrade Thanks!
Liz Bauer@lizlbauer
@chad_fullerton @burtbrumme @lashandias @nickcreates just spoke on dropbox sales chat and he mentioned that they are looking into it for Pro accounts. I agree with the trying to convert people... seems silly not to offer to all paying customers. maybe it is a staged release?
Thomas Eros@thomas_eros · CEO @SLICK
Too bad it's only for enterprise and business products.......
Glenn Berkshier@grberk · IT Analyst
Is this a re-branding of Project Infinite, or something different? https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Henrik Berggren@henrikberggren · Product Manager, Dropbox
@grberk Yes, Smart Sync was formally known as "Project infinite"
Edwin Khoo@edwinksl · Graduate Student, MIT
Hopefully this feature will be available for Linux soon.
Hugo Striedinger@striedinger
Literally Pied Piper
@striedinger lol they wish this was pied piper