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Linux client for Dropbox Passwords

Linux client for Dropbox Passwords

Explorer | Level 4

Would be great to see a Linux client for Dropbox Passwords! Currently, the browser plugin / extension doesn't work on Linux since a desktop app is required.

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Helpful | Level 6

Ok; I'm privileged and use a Raspberry PI by choice rather than necessity but Dropbox should consider that literally millions of users around the globe cannot afford Windows or Apple computers and low-cost Linux and even Raspberry PI computers are the only way they can access the Internet.

 

The only obstacle keeping me from dropping Windows completely is password management.  I use the Bruce Schneier designed Password Safe app for my passwords and they, too, do not support Linux or Raspberry PI and I don't trust other apps that are web based.

 

I was excited when I saw the Dropbox password app.  It's probably not well founded (only because of my own ignorance, not because there's anything I know of to not trust Dropbox) but I was ready to trust Dropbox with my passwords.  I assumed it was going to be web-based and I jumped on my PI to set it up only to be told the desktop app doesn't work on my PC.

 

Please, Dropbox, add support for Linux and for Raspberry PI.  Unless your app code is in platform specific languages for Windows and Mac, then most all of your code would run with little or no change on Linux or PI - at least the real business logic.  If you're using a cross-platform framework like Qt, or others, there'd be very little work in providing at least basic support for sync, passwords, etc.

 

 

New member | Level 2

It would be even better to have a browser addon like those of 1Password and I think it's easier, too.

Helpful | Level 6

There are cross-platform UI libraries, such as Qt, that could make the apps run on almost any device.  I could drop Windows completely if I could get a password manager I trust that will run on Linux or RPi 4.

New member | Level 2

Joined to say this would be great. I migrated to dropbox passwords on my windows and mac machines as a test only to be dissapointed there is no linux support. Whats the point of using a password manager if it can't manage your passwords where you work 50% of the time.

Explorer | Level 4

Yes I strongly agree. I would love a CLI! This could even be usefull for macos users. 

New member | Level 2

I use Dropbox exclusivel with linux for work, I can not use the passwords feature until there is a linux client. It is a real shame this doesn't exist especially when services like LastPass do offer linux support.

New member | Level 2

+++ Dropbox Passwords crossplatforms!!

New member | Level 2

I use a keeperPassword for linux (.app application) for 3 years in linux, but i need change and get some fresh air with a dropbox passw for #linux!!

New member | Level 2

would need it for 10 Linux pcs....

Explorer | Level 4

Yes, as someone who uses mainly Linux, but also Windows occasionally, Dropbox passwords is a non-starter for me without Linux support. I'd actually be going backwards from keeping my website passwords in Chrome.

 

The main thing that keeps me with Dropbox for file sharing is the Linux client; if Google ever introduced one I'd be tempted just to move all my files to my Google Apps (or GSuite or Google Workspace or whatever they're calling it now) account, since I need to pay for that for other reasons anyway. Extending Linux support to other Dropbox applications would be another thing keeping me as your customer, rather than someone else's.

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