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Author Topic: Dropbox Chat Client  (Read 1206 times)

BillB

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Dropbox Chat Client
« 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.  :)

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Re: Dropbox Chat Client
« 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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Re: Dropbox Chat Client
« 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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Re: Dropbox Chat Client
« 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.