Dropbox Paper for IOS(itunes.apple.com)

over 5 years ago from Felipe Dutra, Product Designer - www.felipedutra.net

  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 5 years ago

    I don't understand insulting a company that has always been a great supporter of the Design community. Not to mention they have an amazing Design team themselves.

    The Dropbox service has consistently remained the only platform that reliably syncs files. When everywhere else was having problems syncing .sketch package files (before they switched to binary) Dropbox was syncing perfectly. Definitely not a "dumb box". Google Drive still screws up on a daily basis for me. Not to mention the menu bar interface is horrible.

    A major point of something like Paper is to communicate project updates...it makes sense that it is notifying you of updates. However, if you prefer to remain unaware...

    1. Open the Paper item in question
    2. Click the . . . in the right hand corner
    3. Deselect Follow

    I do agree that some prioritizing of updates would be nice. I'm sure things like that will see improvement as more and more people provide feedback. Remember it is a Beta.

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    • John PJohn P, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      I don't understand insulting a company that has always been a great supporter of the Design community

      I on the other hand don't see why this should get them a free pass?

      The Dropbox service has consistently remained the only platform that reliably syncs files

      BTSync works fine for me and I can 100% guarantee my usage of syncing completely dwarfs yours.

      I use it to sync 3D projects up to 1TB in size with thousands of individual .png image sequence frames between a team of 5. Dropbox can't even do that and if it did it would probably cost more than our render farm usage.

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      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 5 years ago

        I on the other hand don't see why this should get them a free pass?

        It's not a matter of giving them a free pass. It's understanding that a company makes decisions based on profitability, and that they occasionally have to pivot to remain successful. Dropbox's product team helps make that decision, and my point was that they clearly have an excellent team (based on their design, ux, marketing, etc). I completely understand being upset when a service ends, but we all have to be realistic regarding why that occurs. And we shouldn't be jerks about it.

        BTSync works fine for me and I can 100% guarantee my usage of syncing completely dwarfs yours.

        Fantastic! I'm glad you've found a method that works for you. I've actually used a similar method back when I used to do 3D animation. We generally synced to an on location rack with numerous layers of redundancy built in. I'd love to hear more regarding how your setup works.

        My current way of measuring reliability isn't based on file size or quantity, but on the files correctly syncing. Sketch files were notoriously an issue with other methods, and Dropbox worked for me over other services. BTSync is just overkill for my current line of work, and requires either setting it up in-house or hunting for a reliable service. Dropbox has been around awhile, and that offers a level of security regarding them being around tomorrow. Plus Dropbox just has a great UI for reverting files, commenting on files, publicly sharing files, etc.

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