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Access your Dropbox from the Jolicloud Desktop

by Jolicloud Team

March 23rd, 2011

We recently integrated Dropbox into our Jolicloud Desktop and we are delighted to see that so many of you are enjoying it!

How to set up your Dropbox

First you need to link your Dropbox to your Jolicloud. Just click “Link to my Dropbox” as you see on the screenshot below and then “Add” the Dropbox service. You will be redirected to the Dropbox website in order to authorize the Jolicloud app. Log into your Dropbox account or create one and get 2GB of free online storage. Once the connection is granted, you are redirected back to Jolicloud.

Dropbox Integration in Jolicloud

Access your Dropbox files

As soon as you are connected to Dropbox, your files will appear in the File Browser. You can browse documents, check their details and launch them directly from your Jolicloud Desktop. For more advanced features like file renaming, we facilitate the access to the Dropbox website.

Access all your Dropbox folders from Jolicloud

Preview Dropbox documents

Some media files like music, photos and videos can be accessed directly inside Jolicloud. This feature depends on the HTML5 audio and video codecs installed in your browser. If you are using Joli OS, make sure to install the HTML5 Video add-on to preview media files.

Playing a Dropbox video on your Jolicloud

We hope you will enjoy the easy access to your Dropbox content from the Jolicloud Desktop. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback on how we could improve this integration and what services should be added next. Stay tuned for more announcements on this!

Using Chrome? Don’t forget you can install the Jolicloud app from the Chrome Web Store!

Happy Joliclouding!

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David
March 23, 2011
5:48 pm

using it already and loving it. if you now integrate a browser-in-browser window and social network updates into the web-frontend, i’ll marry jolicloud.


March 23, 2011
8:35 pm

+1 for the social network updates from the desktop. That would be hawt.


Mike
March 23, 2011
8:58 pm

Yes! Facebook and Twitter integration would be awesome!


smith
March 24, 2011
11:43 am

hey,

offtopic, but how or when is an update to firefox 4 possible?


I use Joli OS on my eeepc and I have a Cr-48 Google Chrome notebook running Chrome OS as well. I would say the integration with Dropbox makes Joli OS far better than Chrome OS. So far Google is unable to build a good way to store files into Chrome OS. Files in the download folder are not easily accessible. Simply for this feature I would vote for Joli OS. Good work man!


March 25, 2011
7:55 am

I’m liking it a lot so far :-)

Jolicloud has been improving leaps and bounds since I first used it


March 26, 2011
5:32 pm

I’ve set up Dropbox properly and enjoy the interface well enough. However, I also have a gDocs accounts, and thought that one feature of Jolicloud was that I’d be able to manage files between accounts… that Jolicloud would provide options for moving files, say, from gDocs to Dropbox.

Am I looking for a feature that doesn’t exist, or am I just not understanding the Jolicloud interface and purpose?

Thanks in advance; :-)
..alex…


Matt
March 27, 2011
8:13 am

It was great, but it just stopped working. It asks me to link to dropbox but I already am. I tried re-linking with no sucess. It has gone from the my devices tab on the dropbox website.


Charlie Callow
March 28, 2011
1:47 am

Please can we also have google docs integrated in this way.


Charlie Callow
March 28, 2011
8:00 pm

WOW! I posted my last comment requesting for Google Docs in the early hours of this morning before I went to sleep….when I return home after my day it’s already implemented into Jolicloud! Sweeeeet!


March 29, 2011
2:11 am

The new jolicloud is so awesome! I find it so epic that they have added so many more and improved features! I’m glad that I’m back! Oh yeah.


Robby
March 31, 2011
4:45 pm

Hello to all,

I am confused with the new way Dropbox is used within Jolicloud.

When Dropbox is linked to the Jolicloud desktop, I can access to my Dropbox files from the desktop. Fine.

But how can I access to my Dropbox files from within an application (say I want to grab a photo wich is stored on my Dropbox and send it as an attachment with Gmail) ?

I do not see anymore my Dropbox folders from the Files Manager.

I have the Dropbox client installed, and Dropbox starts automatically with the Startup Applications…

Any help would be appreciated :)

Robby.


David
April 7, 2011
10:35 pm

Now can we get Jolicloud to present dropbox and google docs filesystems for any upload or download requests. At least as a browser extension for the top browsers.


Als
April 14, 2011
9:41 am

I totally agree with Robby above and have posted a Knowledge Base question (no reply yet), love the Dropbox integration but I need access to the folders from local applications like Keepass. I have tried every way possible to install the Dropbox client but it will not work even on a fresh JoliOS install. Hope you can help dort this out!!!


Flo
April 28, 2011
4:05 pm

How about access to files stored on individual webspace or even on your home server/NAS?


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May 25, 2011
12:49 pm

Love the new improvements, and integrated docs and db are really useful.
When are you going to have integrated Mail and Facebook and Twitter Feeds – that would be great!


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Michael
June 7, 2011
3:59 pm

You can do very litte indeed with the Jolicloud dropbox browser. If you can’t move, delete, copy/paste, rename files it’s completely useless.


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4:48 am

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Jose
June 30, 2011
6:56 am

I love the way the jolicloud OS works but I can’t view videos on YouTube or any flash video. :(


Simon
July 2, 2011
7:21 pm

I installed Joli OS 1.2 for the first time today and had problems with Flash Player/Chromium. I think the issue was caused by an incomplete installation. I reinstalled (via USB) and waited until the system prompted me to remove the installation media, which appeared to be at the point the system had shutdown and was restarting. All works fine now.


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October 17, 2011
12:01 pm

Think I’m just gonna go back to XP- it boots in almost half the time and has proper dropbox integration. In joli OS I can’t even copy and paste files into dropbox to synced whenever there is a connection. In fact, I can’t manage ANY files (local or cloud) without ‘leaving the joli OS interface and opening naughtilus.

I think Joli OS has many great features, but it’s still pretty lacking in functionality…


Nuni
December 1, 2011
4:15 pm

Is it just me or is there no way to ad a file to dropbox? So, let’s say I have a foler I want to sync… Why cna I not do that on Jolicloud? It was easy with ubuntu!


December 2, 2011
4:25 pm

You need to install the Dropbox Client.


December 10, 2011
7:56 pm

just linked my dropbox, thanks for the tutorial!


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