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Search in menu bar panel

Search in menu bar panel

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for an amazing product. 

Would love to be able to search dropbox from the menu bar icon drop down. Since I only selectively sync a few folders I don't have the ability to search all my files locally. Would love to be able to search the server from the app icon on the mac menu bar panel that drops down upon clicking the icon. May be even have a preview of the file for quick reference without downloading it 

Thanks

Sairam

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Dropboxer
Hey @SAIRAM R., welcome to our community! 

That sounds like a great idea, and I would also like to see that feature in our app. Besides your post here, I have forwarded your comments to our team in my internal feedback report

In case you’re not aware, we have a feature called Smart Sync, available on our Professional and Business plans. With Smart Sync you can have content online, but still visible on your computer, without taking up space on your hard drive. When you click on a file to edit it, it is synced at that time. Here’s more info http://bit.ly/2xQ5Idr

If you use your computer’s search function, you’ll be able to search and find all content in your Dropbox account, whether it’s synced to your local drive, or Smart Synced to online-only. I know this isn’t the ideal solution here, but it may be worth considering adding it to your workflow.

Of course, you can always search your online content at www.dropbox.com

 
Thanks for posting! 
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks Sanchez. I'm aware of the Smart Sync option. However, I can't use it in my work computer since I don't want my personal files to be indexed in it. Would be great if there was a light-weight search on the app icon sheet and a quick-preview


Thanks for forwarding this over to the product team

Explorer | Level 3

Wow!! I already see this feature implemented. You guys are amazing!!

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Dropboxer

You can now search in the Dropbox desktop app clicking on the Dropbox icon on your menu bar.  🔍 

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