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View most recent files added to a folder on iOS platform

View most recent files added to a folder on iOS platform

drewnation
New member | Level 2

Wondering if anyone has a solution for this, any hints or help with building something would be great. I'm not a developer, but an IT manager for a small office in Toronto. We have a user that would like to see recently added items first in a Dropbox folder. Currently the only options that are available are to sort by name, modified, size and type. We need to be able to have something that shows the most recently added content at a per folder level. We understand that you can go to the Home tab and see the most recent across the entire account, but that would be over kill, just want to open a folder and se the most recently added files in that folder. I spoke with Dropbox busines today and they verified this isn't possible on the native Dropbox iOS app.

Thank-you!

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Re: View most recent files added to a folder on iOS platform

Greg-DB
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Since this isn't possible with the official app, you would need to write a custom third party app to get the behavior you want. You mentioned you're not a developer, but just for reference, in case you do want to work with a developer on this, note that the Dropbox API doesn't exactly offer a way to list/retrieve events or get a file's original creation time programmatically unfortunately, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. The being the case, you may not be able to get exactly the result you want anyway.

The closest thing on the Dropbox API would be to process all of the entries from /2/files/list_folder[/continue] with path="" and recursive=true, and keep track of the changes, but that would be more work and may not give you exactly the right values you're looking for.

(The Dropbox Business API does offer /2/team_log/get_events[/continue] but that's for the Dropbox Business activity log, and only available to Dropbox Business API apps connected to Dropbox Business teams.)

Re: View most recent files added to a folder on iOS platform

drewnation
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Thanks Greg, are there any reccommended or preferred developers that would be reccommended for something like this?

 

Re: View most recent files added to a folder on iOS platform

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Dropbox itself doesn't have listings of developers to hire. There may be third party marketplaces online where you can search for developers to hire, but we can't recommend any in particular.

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