Not use Dropbox

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Stephen Mutchler

04 Sep, 2019 09:37 PM

I have everything syncing thru Dropbox...

I would like to discontinue my Dropbox and move MD syncing to PCloud...

Will this work and how can I do it...???

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 04 Sep, 2019 09:48 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    You can use other cloud servers to sync between computers, but if you want to sync to mobile devices then only Dropbox will work as a Dropbox API is embedded in the mobile app to sync directly to your Dropbox account in the cloud.

    I haven’t tested PCload only OneDrive, but it should work using the syncing method Shared Drive.

    Hope this helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Steve Mutchler on 04 Sep, 2019 10:02 PM

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    Yes…Thanks…

    I didn’t know about the API….

    I put the question to pCloud….see what they say…

     

    Dropbox will only allow 3 syncs….I have 2 PC’s and an android….I want to add a 3rd PC….Thus my issue…

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 05 Sep, 2019 06:50 AM

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    Hi Steve

    Maybe it’s not as bad as it sounds.

    The limit of 3 devices running Dropbox applications with a free account applies to the devices that can be connected to a Dropbox product itself, via official Dropbox applications, such as the official Dropbox desktop client or mobile application.

    If your computer is using Dropbox Folder as a syncing method for Moneydance then as you have to have Dropbox client installed this count towards the limit. However, if you use Dropbox Connection and don’t have Dropbox client installed this does not count towards the limit. This limit does not apply to third party apps that connect to Dropbox via the Dropbox API such as the Moneydance Mobile APP. Your mobile devices would only count towards the limit if you had Dropbox official app installed on your mobile devices for another reason.

    Any replacement for Dropbox needs to support Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, most don’t. Don't know about pCloud. In its current form the free Moneydance app for mobile device needs an API provided by the cloud server service, equivalent to the API provided by Dropbox.

    Hope this helps.

  4. 4 Posted by Steve Mutchler on 05 Sep, 2019 03:06 PM

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    Thanks Derek….

    I will explore this….see where it leads me….

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