Making Dropbox and OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) play nice

smileman

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So I was really excited to see Office released for the iPad. No more dragging my 15" MBPr home with me on the bike in case I need to do some work at home or early morning. Just hop on the iPad.

But all my files are in Dropbox, which Office for the iPad can't easily access.

I was wondering if there might be a way to house either my Dropbox folder inside my OneDrive folder, or vice versa? Has anyone tried this? I gave it a go earlier and got errors from OneDrive about my folder path being too long.
 

east85

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You can check out a free app called IFTTT that will accomplish this easily and keep everything in sync all from your iPad, here's a screen from the application.

 

smileman

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Unfortunately this does not appear to be working.

I tried two different recipes and neither is working. I am putting files in the new public folder created in dropbox, and then I believe these are supposed to sync to OneDrive, right?
 

gametime10

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I was trying to solve the same problem. I ended up moving all my Office documents over to Skydrive, but keep everything else in Dropbox. Kind of a pain, but Skydrive seems to work okay. It's a bit slower when syncing on my Mac, but other than that, it's fine.
 

xabra

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a simple solution

not very elegant, but if you use the oneDrive app on Mac and place the one drive folder in the dropbox folder you get to sync both ... it works.

my setup looks like Document/Dropbox/OneDrive/<all my stuff>

-xabra
 

east85

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Sorry if the IFTTT solution isn't working well. I didn't design the recipe so I'm not sure how it integrates with each service. If you use desktop syncing the above suggestion might be more palatable.
 

Traverse

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not very elegant, but if you use the oneDrive app on Mac and place the one drive folder in the dropbox folder you get to sync both ... it works.

my setup looks like Document/Dropbox/OneDrive/<all my stuff>

-xabra
Have you had any issues with that? Any sync failures or corruptions from having two sync folders inside each other?
 

smileman

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Have you had any issues with that? Any sync failures or corruptions from having two sync folders inside each other?
Yes, I tried putting my One Drive folder inside Dropbox and ran into sync problems.
 

glenthompson

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I moved my Dropbox folder under my OneDrive folder and both seem to sync fine. I have a small, free Dropbox account but got lots of OneDrive space with my Office 365 subscription.