So remember we looked at cloud syncing and figured the Dropbox option looked like a good one? Well, it does to other people too, and if you’re one of them, here’s a reasonable sounding suggestion for coexisting nicely with all those other people:
… My proposal, is that we create a folder in the Dropbox root called
as a central repository for third party app data. From there you use a reverse domain name system similar to your bundle id, but instead of dots, use new directories, and only use lowercase. So keeping with the 1Password example [a file called ".ws.agile.1Password.settings"], they would store their data in
This will be consistent for their iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac OS X and Windows clients. All of their 1Password apps will be able to find the data regardless of system being used. Any data that is system specific can be stored further down the hierarchy.
This system should keep everything clean, organized and out of view of the user. Windows users will still see the .apps folder but at least it’s just one folder and it’s name should make it’s meaning clear to most users…
Sure, sounds like a reasonable suggestion to us, we’ll go with that. And you should too!
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