Dropbox App & Linux

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27 Aug, 2018 09:32 PM

In Nov Dropbox is ending sync with certain Linux distro's. Many distro's are now using brtfs in lieu of ext4. Dropbox states "The Dropbox folder will need to be on an ext4-formatted hard drive or partition".

This change will mean that your Linux customers will no longer be able to sync between their mobile devices with Dropbox.

Your current implimentation of sync will be broken when this change happens. "The mobile app offers remote syncing via Dropbox. This allows you to sync all of your devices remotely anywhere you have access to the internet. Transactions entered when you don't have internet access will be synced the next time you connect."

Please implement alternative solutions ASAP, my preference would be iCloud.

  1. 1 Posted by Ian O on 01 Sep, 2018 09:03 AM

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    Hi Jon,

    Thanks for getting in touch. I have spoken to our lead developer who has confirmed that you should be able to continue syncing with the Moneydance mobile app, even if you're unable to install the Dropbox client. Rather than using the 'Dropbox Folder' syncing option, you would use the 'Dropbox Connection' method. Dropbox connection uses Dropbox's API to connect directly through your internet connection, so not having the Dropbox client installed won't effect Moneydance at all.

    I hope this information is useful, please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Ian O
    Infinite Kind Support

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