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Browse Dropbox folder in order to choose destination folder #47

ginatrapani opened this Issue Jan 18, 2011 · 6 comments


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ginatrapani commented Jan 18, 2011

Right now the user has to manually type in the Dropbox folder location of their todo.txt file. Instead, tapping that setting should launch a Dropbox browser that lets the user choose an existing folder. (See how Draft implements this.)

This bug used to be: "Validate file location entry"

Entering /todo/foo:bar doesn't work. Bug report:


Also, a user reports folders with a space in the name don't work.

Nanne commented Jan 18, 2011

Oh, I stand corrected, it seems to work, and the dropbox website displays the folder as /foo:bar. You just cannot navigate the folder from Windows.


tormodh commented Jan 18, 2011

Issue is valid, the path should be navigable in common OS'es.

I just ran into a problem that appears to be related to this ticket. I changed the file location to "Apps/todo" (Note the missing forward slash before "Apps") and then started to receive the "Sync failed" message. It only took me a minute to notice my mistake but it'd be good if the app could help me out in the future.

Note I wanted to store it in "/Apps" as that follows the pattern of some other dropbox-linked apps I'm using.


ginatrapani commented Jun 16, 2013

Sounds like folder names that contain spaces cause an app crash as well, see #332


chuckbjones commented Jul 15, 2013

Work in progress here: https://github.com/chuckbjones/todo.txt-touch/tree/47-browse-file-location

Mostly functional, but needs some UI work and testing.


ginatrapani commented Jul 15, 2013


@ginatrapani ginatrapani closed this in #407 Jul 22, 2013

ginatrapani added a commit that referenced this issue Jul 22, 2013

Merge pull request #407 from chuckbjones/47-browse-file-location-rc
Add folder chooser for file location preference, closes #47
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