How do I access Dropbox with the Android app?

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I installed the Android app and enabled it for Dropbox integration. My maps are saved in the default directory (mindmaps) and I do not see any of the Dropbox maps created elsewhere. What steps do I have to take in order to connect to the Dropbox location? Tried setting the default file location to "dropbox" but that just creates a folder of that same name and is not connected to Dropbox itself.
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Currently, you will only be able to access maps that are saved in the MindManager folder in DropBox. This is why you are not seeing maps that are saved in other folders.
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Hi Brittany,

I am trying to sync a file between an iphone and and android tablet using dropbox.
However, Mindjet app for iOS's default folder for dropbox is root/mindjet, while Mindjet app for Android's [Honeycomb] default folder is root/apps/mindjet. And neither app seems to allow the user to change the default folder.

It's possible to push the file around within Dropbox with a desktop pc, but it would make much more sense if the seperate iOS/Android Mindjet apps would cloud sync to the same folder on Dropbox - or at the very least give the user the option to change the folder so it could be a true multi-device sync, as opposed to simple the online storage that it is now.

Thanks. :)
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass this along to our team. Please feel free to also submit this as an idea.
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Hi Brittney, +1 on this for me. I'm a long time MindManager user and have recently started using Mindjet on my iPad and Android phone. The apps/mindjet vs. /mindjet is very frustrating. I would like to see one map I can't do that without copying using the PC. so they're not really synched very well.

Please keep us posted on update or solution.

Thanks,

Karl
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Hi Brittney,

Another +1!

I mucked around for quite some time trying to work out why maps created using Android weren't appearing on my iPad. Thank you to rationalbabble for identifying the issue, seems like a simple fix could really make device portability work!

Kudos though on a great little app - ported well to the small screen.

Nick.
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frustrated this seemingly obvious piece was not designed in in the first place. if you knew they were both going to DropBox, how could you not think of putting them in the same place?
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In concur on the frustration. As a software developer (35 years) I know that many seemingly egregious design flaws occur due to extraneous factors not totally under anyone's control

Nevertheless, I have found the current support for mobile / web / PC interoperability makes the product a "Do Not Buy" recommendation to my clients. I do like the product and hope that the solution matures.

In the meantime, I have moved to Microsoft OneNote, which happens to be "free" with my Office 365 subscription and is well supported on the PC, SkyDrive, SharePoint, etc. While still presenting a seriously trimmed feature-set for mobile devices, I still find that I can easily READ all of my content on iPad and Android devices. Files are shared via SkyDrive and there is no configuration problem, nor ambiguity over where the files need to be, etc.

In my case, slick access to my information on every device I use trumps all of the advanced features offered by Mindjet.

I will look forward to revisiting Mindjet 2013 next year.
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I have the same problem - I can't work with files on my ipad and android phone becouse they use different folders at dropbox.when you solve this problem? it should be easy - just allow to save files and open them anywhere at dropbox or choose any folder for sync. please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rationalbabble

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Dmitriy,

You *can* sync the files between devices, it will just take some extra steps to do so.

The 'simple' way I'd suggest is to go to your Dropbox account _from your PC_ and then copy/move the file you intend to manipulate to the correct folder so that the intended device can 'see' it.

It's a hassle, but it does work.

('course, the next frustration you may run into is that the mindmaps may not display correctly after switching from Android / iOs, but that's probably an issue for another thread... :)

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