Use Dropbox to Sync with Friends
If you are collaborating with others and using Dropbox as a DEVONthink sync location (never putting your database in a Dropbox or automatically cloud-synced folder), it is not possible to sync between Dropbox accounts. This means you need to have a shared account where everyone using the sync data will need to know the name and password to access it. This can create a problem because you would be giving everyone access to the whole account!
But as one of the astute users, Frederiko, pointed out on our forums:
What many people don’t realise is that you don’t have to use your primary Dropbox account as your DT Dropbox sync account.
Here’s how to do it:
- Create a new shared Dropbox account but ignore the download as you don’t want to link your computer to the shared account.
- Close the browser window that’s waiting for you to continue the setup, and reopen the Dropbox website. If you’re not logged in, do so now.
- Add a new Sync Location in DEVONthink’s sync preferences with the shared credentials. Dropbox will prompt you to allow this account to be accessed by DEVONthink.
- Now you’re ready to sync to the shared account!
Here is a link to the comment in the discussion: Re: Using two different Dropbox accounts.
PS. You can ignore the following emails about finishing the setup by installing the Dropbox application since you already have it installed.