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Tagging files externally while not on the Dropbox site

Tagging files externally while not on the Dropbox site

jeezycarry
New member | Level 2

Dropbox contains a tagging feature, but it only works inside of dropbox. 

Search a file -> add a tag.

I want to be able to tag files outside of Dropbox, and have Dropbox read my tags from the file!

 

I personally only need to know what the Dropbox code would be looking at, and I'll program the tagging part of the file myself, for myself. 

But if Dropbox decides to implement the full thing, that'd be awesome as well. 

For example: when I select a folder for upload on my phone, it'd be nice to tag all files in that folder with something specific, so it doesn't become one big pile of rubbish when I auto sort it into another folder using dropbox automations. 

 

A solid example:
My phone contains a camera album, and a whatsapp album. I upload both automatically so they end up in 'camera uploads'.
Once they've been uploaded, they get automatically split into folders by year. 

But now I've got a folder '2024' with all my family pics, mixed with the crazy **** my friends sent me. 

I'd like to automatically split those files into a sub-folder of 2024. 

 

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Walter
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This idea has been closed due to inactivity. 
 
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Jay
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Walter
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This idea has been closed due to inactivity. 
 
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Status changed to: Closed
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