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Automatic Sorting for Dropbox

Published 06/19/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

SortMyBox is an automatic Dropbox filing system. Users can apply SortMyBox to their Dropbox and choose specific rules. The application will automatically place files in the correct folder based on the user’s rules. SortMyBox checks the user’s folder contents once every 15 minutes. Any files that do not match the user’s set rules are moved to the right place automatically. All file movement are logged so the user can locate misplaced files easily. SortMyBox offers three different types of rule sets. The first is a “name contains” rule that moves files to folders based on name. The “extension equals” rule sorts files by type. The “name patterns” rule utilizes wildcards to give users more sorting flexibility.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SortMyBox was created to help users organize their Dropbox account. Dropbox is a very popular application, which means there is plenty of potential for SortMyBox. Many users have already given SortMyBox a try. Popularity continues to grow as more website and blogs discuss the application and it’s benefits. SortMyBox isn’t hugely popular yet but offers an attractive alternative to manually sorting Dropbox folders.

What are the differences to other apps?

SortMyBox is unique because it offers users a way to enhance an existing application. SortMyBox works alongside Dropbox by providing added convenience for the user with automatic sorting. The user is given three rule types to work with and can choose to sort files any way they want. The application applies these rules every 15 minutes when it reviews the contents of all folders to determine if something needs moved.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SortMyBox welcomes users with personality and professionalism. The application is enhanced by a clean website with a textured background and sleek logo. The user interface is easy to understand, even if the user has little experience with web applications or programming. Computer novices may need to take a moment to read the instructions so they understand how each rule works before applying it to their Dropbox.

How does the registration process work?

SortMyBox works entirely with Dropbox, so it only seems reasonable that the application ask users to sign in with their Dropbox account. A dark blue button is available on the homepage for users to sign in. There is no alternative registration option at this time, which is really a good thing. User who do not have a Dropbox account will not benefit from a SortMyBox account.

What does it cost to use the application?

SortMyBox offers its services to all Dropbox users for nothing. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to pay any fees to install and use the application. SortMyBox is very helpful, but is really an added feature to an existing application that already offers free and paid membership. Charging a fee would only deter users from giving SortMyBox a try.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SortMyBox is intended for anyone who has a Dropbox account. Users who manage larger quantities of files on their Dropbox account will benefit even more. The application can reduce the time it takes to organize files to almost nothing. The user stays in control by choosing rules they want applied and can delete rules that they no longer need. The service is user friendly and can help keep anyone’s Dropbox tidy.

  • Set up rules by name or file type
  • Automatically sort folders every 15 minutes
  • Logs let users locate misplaced files
  • Easily organize Dropbox folders with minimal effort
  • All access is kept secure so the user's Dropbox account is protected

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