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Some ideas letting the dropbox icon tell users the syncing percentage (without clicking the icon).

Explorer | Level 4

Every time I use the dropbox, I have to click to dropbox to check the syncing process. I know it's syncing, but I cannot know how much left without click the dropbox icon.

 

When I download an app on my iPhone, the app icon itself tells me the install process by showing a running circle. I think it’s a good example. Maybe you could make the dropbox icon to show a running circle too, or like a reservoir, when processing a syncing. Users could pause and start by clicking the icon, and see the details by long press the icon, or whatever you could design.

 

This is really what I need. I run MATLAB simulations, which sometimes generates large data files. I know dropbox does the syncing job every time a file is saved, deleted or generated. But the syncing percentage is hidden unless I open the dropbox window.  It would be very convenient that we just know it by simply taking a look at the icon.

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We've updated the status of your idea to encourage others to share their support and interest in your suggestion!

 

Your idea will need a little more support before we can share it with the team.

 

Thanks!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Good idea. The less, the better!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Same for me. I don't want to click the icon either.

Explorer | Level 4

I posted it one month ago. I though nobody will ever see it.