Dropbox 1.0 (actually 1.0.10) has finally been released! The new stable version finally brings selective sync, Ubuntu appindicator, huge performance enhancements and hundreds of bugs fixed. These features were already present in the Dropbox experimental builds for quite some time but only now they've "graduated" into the stable Dropbox 1.0 version.
This post is just a short summary of some updated packages in the WebUpd8 PPAs.
Super OS 10.10, a modified version of Ubuntu has been released today and with it, the Super OS repository I was telling you about a while back has also been updated to support Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Usually to share a file using Dropbox, you have to manually copy it into the Dropbox public folder, then when it's uploaded you have to right click it and select Dropbox > Copy Public Link.
jarlath @ Ubuntuforums has created a nice Dropbox script which closes Dropbox after the synchronization finishes.
There is an ongoing discussion on a Gnome mailing list which points out that Gnome and KDE might collaborate for a new project: a FLOSS alternative to Dropbox.
Almost everyone uses Dropbox these days. If you care about looks, you will probably want to change the icons. Unfortunately, there is no way (that I know of) to change the notification area icon, but the default icons used in Nautilus to display the status of each file can easily be changed. Charles A. @ Dropbox forums posted some beautiful Tango icons
One annoying thing about Dropbox is that there is no option to share a whole folder from your Public directory so you must manually copy the link for each file you want to share. For this reason KosciaK created a python script called Dropbox-Index which creates an index.html with all the files in a certain folder
We already covered SpiderOak, but only on a quick test, because back then, I didn't see the need for another tool like Dropbox. Read on to see why Dropbox might actually not be enough!
Firstly, in case you don't know, Dropbox is a cross-platform service for file sharing, synchronizing and backup.
Dropbox is probably the most popular cross-platform service for file sharing, synchronizing and backup. It's biggest drawback is the fact that you cannot synchronize files outside your "Dropbox" folder. Out of the box, that is, because this is actually easily achievable.