Thanks Greg, but kinda blown away that this isn't already available! Surely I can't be the only one not wanting to scare people by asking for full rights to their dropbox? How many times has been asked for already?
Re: I only need readonly access. Why is there no such permission type?
I just wanted to follow up on this to let you know that we've released "scopes" functionality on the Dropbox API, which you can use to configure an app or access token to only a limited set of functionality, such as the ability to read but not write files.
You can find more information about the release in our blog post here: