Support for .gitignore like files to exclude files/folders from syncing


#1

Boxifier looks fantastic, thanks for starting this project. I have a few questions and one feature request:

  • Have you in fact reimplemented a full alternative Dropbox client?
  • How are you able to piggyback on the official client for authentication?
  • Do you use the same kind of efficient delta syncing as the official client, especially for large files?
  • Do you support LAN sync?
  • Could you add support for a .gitignore-like file (e.g. .boxifierignore) to smartly exclude files/folders from syncing? That is a long-requested and long-ignored feature on Dropbox forums, and I am sure this alone would make a lot of people want to use Boxifier!

#2

As a fellow Boxifier user I will attempt to answer what I can:

  1. No Boxifier is not a full alternative Dropbox client, it relies on the official Dropbox application to do its job
  2. They use the official Dropbox APIs, you can find out more about that here - https://www.dropbox.com/developers
  3. As Boxifier uses the Dropbox application itself to do the syncing it will be exactly the official client.
  4. Yes LAN sync is supported in Pro or Business editions - http://www.boxifier.com/upgrade/
  5. It should certainly be possible, @Bogdan or @Razvan are the ones to ask.