I have an application (madoko.net) where users rely on shared folders in dropbox to cooperate.
However, I now need to give the application access to a users' entire dropbox and I would like to make it a restricted application under Apps/Madoko. Unfortunately, currently users are unable to share folders inside the Apps subfolder.
Since the introduction of the recent sharing API I was hoping to see dropbox supporting this too. Is this feature still planned??
There are no immediate plans to change this. App folders (and subfolders) cannot be shared.
But we are certainly tracking this as a feature request.
Please do so 🙂
I feel it is very important from a security/privacy standpoint to start supporting this feature.
Moreover, since there is already a rich sharing API in place, it seems like it should not be too hard to make this work on Apps folders too -- right?
Right 🙂 I understand there are probably many design issues.
Nevertheless, from a security/privacy/user standpoint, it is very important to do. Providing restricted applications is great for this but that can only work if the functionality is rich enough -- otherwise every app developer will go for full access which is detrimental to the user in the end.
Anyway, I hope it is on the todo list and hope it will happen 🙂
I also need a solution to this problem. I have an application which uses a folder in Apps, that I need to share between three accounts.
What is special about the Apps folder that makes it difficult to share?
I also need this feature. We are using dropbox for business and want to have apps put files in dropbox as a means of distributing data. Ideally the apps would have restricted access and folder sharing could be used.
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