Add Dropbox support
Hey all, still trying to make a push for Dropbox to support Path Finder!
Please cast your vote in the Dropbox Votebox:
D Drouin commented
Most of the time, I would like to put a copy of a file in DropBox, not to transfer files all the time. Unfortunately, there is no setting in the Preferences in DropBox for that. Path Finder would be great if it could provide this feature.
Paul Hindes commented
In Finder, when you're in the Dropbox folder, there is a "Dropbox" context-menu item. This should be available in PF.
I don't know why you're waiting on Dropbox. There is an API and a forum for it.
Paul Swanson commented
It may be obvious but I would REALLY like this capability if it could easily support multiple DropBox accounts (>2) on the same Login account.
I agree. Seems like PF ought to be taking whatever steps to make this work on the PF side instead of waiting for Dropbox to implement something on their end.
Stuart Kruse commented
I don't see how this is an issue for the Dropbox team. Dropbox is far more ubiquitous than Path Finder. If Path Finder doesn't support Dropbox right-click menus, people just don't buy or upgrade Path Finder. They'll still use Dropbox, trust me. You can only lose on this one. You need to be motivated to sort this out (in collaboration with the Dropbox crew if necessary). Cloud services are now the most important/current trend - tools that don't work well with these cloud services will die. The hard drive storage model is slowly dying. Don't die with it.
Stuart Kruse commented
This is also a 'deal breaker' for me. WIth Path Finder 5 I was able to use a 'hack' to get my right-click Dropbox menu working. With Path Finder 6 this no longer works. Until this does work, I have very little motivation to upgrade. So Path Finder team - this is now immediately costing you money :)
I would sure like this feature, as I use both Dropbox and Path Finder every day, but I have to say doing a “reveal in Finder” as an intermediate step is better by a longshot than actually quitting Path Finder.
I've been voting this for ages on dropbox vote box - it's now back up at number 10, but with 10% of the votes of the more popular items.
Surely the deal here is that while Pathfinder is great and we all love it, Dropbox is now huge, and an embedded part of the OSX/iOS ecosystem. PF is a single-user solution and is not going to win any battle against dropbox.
PF devs can shout themselves blue in the face that DB need to make the changes, but I'm seeing colleagues abandon PF for Finder now, not abandon dropbox so they can stay with PF (2 today...)
If I can't invoke the share link with a r-click from within PF I certainly won't be paying for an upgrade - PF is excellent but it has to be a complete Finder replacement to be workable, and that means contextual links have to work (badges i can do without if that's the way it is).
This is a shame when so much other stuff seems to have settled down with this release.
Aaron Black commented
Really? You redesign PF6 and put all this effort in again and Finder _still_ relaunches when dropbox changes things. Never mind paying for that upgrade; this remains a deal-breaker.
Please :) Thank-you
Jeff Field commented
Just added my votes!
Path finder team is going to have to make this integration themselves. Dropbox won't. Find a way!
Rod Decker commented
The contextual menu in Finder services is the most important part of the integration IMHO; badges are less critical. I don't want to have to log on to DropBox just to copy the public url of a file I want to distribute.
Dan M commented
Just casted my 6 votes for this feature in the Dropbox Votebox, but there are currently only 65 votes there! So join in everybody, we need many more votes there if this is to be fixed :)
I second this too.
Second that as well!
Michael Askew commented
I also notice Dropbox contextual menu items do not appear in Path Finder.