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Auto saving TXT files

Auto saving TXT files

mchavesmartins
Explorer | Level 4

There is a problem when creating and editing txt files directly on dropbox mobile app: if you get an incoming call you lose what was writing. Please implement auto-saving for TXT files.

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Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
mchavesmartins
Explorer | Level 4

with some tweaks this could replace any mobile 'notes' application - can be huge. I have the specs in my mind, if we have the audience. 

Nick B.21
Explorer | Level 4

This is completely needed - even when we don't get an incoming call (which must be super frustrating), just the way it asks me if I want to save my document when I exit is a bit annoying - of course I do, but it's all too easy to accidentally click cancel and lose all my writings. Given Dropbox auto backs up versions of the file, all you need to do it make sure I remember that I can revert my last changes if I really didn't mean to save them.

 

I did accidentally once delete a whole section of my text document due to the annoying Android text selection features, so it is important to be able to go back - perhaps the notification could give a diff of the files (like lines added, or percentage change or some such, or perhaps only if a text file has been significantly edited).

 

TL/DR auto save please!!

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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