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Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

G B.1
Explorer | Level 4

Hello,

Question is: is there any desktop app (by another developer, not dropbox), which will work on Windows XP (after that Aug. 29 date)? Desktop app, not web-interface, not browser extension etc. Desktop app, remain in tray when works, all standard.

If anyone has idea - please share. Thanks!

That's another joke from Dropbox - end of XP support. Feel annoyed but not sorry - never liked dumb DropBox desktop app design without easily accessible exit button. Hate to do many movements when it's supposed to be one. And Dropbox never cares: I asked bout this couple of times, no result. Ok, not gonna become business member either. Inconvenient app - no way. But it's over anyways.

Hope to find a better desktop app replacement.

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Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

G B.1
Explorer | Level 4

Is it a joke or what.

0 votes 0 comments in more than month? Is this forum alive, at all?

Can't be no one esle is annoyed by DropBox decision to cut desktop app for XP users because of some "new features" no one probably needs.

Guess it's something else here.

Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

Mark
Super User II

Or just that nobody has a response for you?


 


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Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

G B.1
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Moderators should.

Abandon all XP users, turning the app off? Suggest a replacement app, then. Show you care about customers time and needs. XP users have many reasons to do not upgrade, and DropBox knows them all.

Otherwise, who's next to be kicked out?

Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

Rich
Super User II

Moderators should.

We're moderators. Not employees. We moderate the forums. We don't set policies, make decisions or have any input into the process.

Suggest a replacement app, then.

We don't know of one otherwise we might. As far as I know, there are no replacement apps that will allow you to continue syncing Dropbox on a Windows XP computer. As far as I know there are no third-party clients for Dropbox at all (not counting those meant for mobile devices).

Windows XP is no longer supported; by Microsoft, by Dropbox and by many, MANY other companies, and those that do still support it will likely move away from it as well. OneDrive no longer supports it. Google Drive does, but with Chrome no longer supporting XP, it's likely just a matter of time before Drive no longer does as well.

XP users have many reasons to do not upgrade, and DropBox knows them all.

Yes, there are valid reasons not to upgrade it (I have one system at work that cannot be upgraded beyond 2000, yet), but that doesn't mean other companies are obligated to continue supporting it just because you won't/can't upgrade. They shouldn't have to hold back their development to continue supporting a product whose creator stopped supporting over a year ago.

Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

K.M. R.
New member | Level 1

Windows XP is no longer supported; by Microsoft, by Dropbox and by many, MANY other companies, and those that do still support it will likely move away from it as well. OneDrive no longer supports it. Google Drive does, but with Chrome no longer supporting XP, it's likely just a matter of time before Drive no longer does as well.

That shouldn't matter.  It is whether or the users are still out here.  And we are.

Giving unsupported browsers as examples is disingenuous.  We put the app on our desktops so that we could access Dropbox without using a browser.  Even so, Firefox has maintained backwards compatibility because XP still has a large user base.

The fact that many have commented in these forums, and others have, I am certain, sent you e-mails about this, should tell you something.

So what if OneDrive and Google Drive move away from XP?  You can keep the market share for us XP users.

After this weekend, if indeed you folks don't reconsider and my desktop app stops working, I'll likely start using flash drives through the mail to send files to my clients.  They'll probably like that better anyway.

Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

Mark
Super User II

That shouldn't matter.  It is whether or the users are still out here.  And we are.

Yes it should. If its making whole infrastructures insecure or costing more to support - which ultimately is being passed on in bulk to those who pay. Yes it most certainly should be looked at. 

The fact that many have commented in these forums

Very few though out of a 500million + user base - that should tell you more. In fact the outcry has been exceptionally minimal. There was more when OSx depreciated yet thats an even smaller (install/hardware wise) base. 

if indeed you folks don't reconsider and my desktop app stops working

It is stopping working. There is no doubt about that. 


 


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Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

K.M. R.
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I think all you "super users" are too afraid to challenge Dropbox on things.  Either that, or you drank too much of their kool-aid.

Your answer here and in the other thread do little more than make me happy to leave.

Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

Mark
Super User II

Oh believe me we do challenge - frequently and directly. 

Recents is one for example. Change logs is another.

However, we also agree on decisions on occasions - this being one of them. 


 


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Re: Desktop app to replace DropBox on Windows XP

K.M. R.
New member | Level 1

How many of the disgruntled, disenfranchised XP users do you think believe you, Mark ... and how many do you think believe me?

The question's rhetorical.

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