This question is about what I will call ‘fractional’ Dropbox use.
I’ve come to depend on Dropbox for simple work that involves writing single text documents. I share among a phone, a very old Powerbook, and a modern Macbook. The latter is where things end up. I only work with plain text documents.
I want to escalate my use of Dropbox and share not just single text documents, but a whole EagleFiler project. The complication comes in:
— the project will have text documents mixed in with images and PDFs, but on the remote machines I will only be working on text documents.
— the two ‘remote’ machines (the phone and old powerbook) are vastly underpowered. In the past, large files in the Powerbook Dropbox have choked the machine. So I want to only share the text documents, but intact as EagleFiler arranges them.
I hope I have described the situation well. Is there some trick to do help with this, other than grouping all the text documents in one folder? The only possibilities I can think of are:
— some sort of alias strategy
— some setting that tells Dropbox not to sync certain files in a folder