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« on: July 09, 2012, 01:11:53 PM »

Hi

Does anybody know of Windows(7) software which could act as a Chat client for Dropbox?  By which I mean, it monitors a designated file (txt, xml?) in Dropbox on your local drive, pops up a notification from the system tray when it is modified, and sequentially displays entries, with some form of ID (name) against each entry.

I would have thought that many such applications have been made over the years for use on networks.  In theory it ought to be a pretty simple program, but the only thing I have found so far is for Macs http://chatboxapp.com/

Suggestions welcome.  smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 01:27:26 PM »

While possible, wouldn't it be simpler to use one of the already existing chat networks like irc, messenger, google/facebook chat?
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 02:00:27 PM »

Probably so, if I subscribed to any of them.  I try to minimise subscriptions and I am taken by ChatboxApp's promises:

  •    Use it for commenting and annotating files OR for simple project collaboration around folders with relevant files inside!
  •    It works offline and syncs whenever you're next online.
  •    Chatbox stores everything inside Dropbox. You don't need to register another account.
  •    It is FREE! It is simple. It just works!

But thanks for the suggestion, it may prove to be the best option, particularly if its the only option!

Bill
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 02:07:57 PM »

Interesting idea... I never have the time to follow through on these things, but if I do, I'll let you know.
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