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Old 03-30-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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Feature Request - Show Dropbox Directories

Within "Get Books", in the Dropbox option, please show the EPUB Ebooks grouped within the directory (folder) hierarchy. Please show the full path to the root of the user's Dropbox, even if you must wrap the path name to multiple lines.

I have my Ebooks organized into specific folders within my Dropbox. However, I cannot necessarily find the book I want in the list currently given by Marvin. Also, I separate DRM & DRM-free Ebooks into different folders, yet both are included in Marvin's list.

This feature would also apply to other cloud storage services you may decide to support in the future, such as iCloud or Google Cloud (neither of which I currently use).

Also, please consider offering various sort orders for listing the books in each Dropbox folder, and for listing the folders themselves.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:08 AM   #2
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Thanks for your idea. Actually, at the moment I'm working on a new Dropbox system to get around the current "1000 book" limitation and I'll be checking out your idea while I'm working on it.

Tip: if you go "Home > Settings (gear icon) > Services" you can force Marvin to only look in a specified folder for EPUB books.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thanks. It worked great on both my iPad and my iPhone.

I look forward to your revised Dropbox system.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:05 AM   #4
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@dclewis - I finally have a working prototype of Marvin that can read beyond the current 1000 book limit. I think it will make it in the next or following update.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:17 AM   #5
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Any update on this? I'm having an issue with the 1000 book limit.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:49 AM   #6
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I also would like the ability to maneuver up or down within folders in Dropbox. I realize you can change the directory with Settings/Service/ etc. but that is a bit tedious. The Dream Voice app is an example of an app that has this ability.
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Due to the deadline I had to update Marvin for iOS 8, I didn't manage to fit in the Dropbox update. I'll be working on it soon.
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Thanks for keeping us posted. iOS 8 is certainly the priority. Afterwards, I look forward to the Dropbox update.
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You're welcome. Note that I don't have plans to add Dropbox directory navigation into Marvin and this is by design. I always meant the Dropbox screen in Marvin to be a quick way to access books without navigation.
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You're welcome. Note that I don't have plans to add Dropbox directory navigation into Marvin and this is by design. I always meant the Dropbox screen in Marvin to be a quick way to access books without navigation.
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You're welcome. Note that I don't have plans to add Dropbox directory navigation into Marvin and this is by design. I always meant the Dropbox screen in Marvin to be a quick way to access books without navigation.
While you provided have provided quick, simple access to Dropbox and the other Cloud services (thank you!), my library has grown to the point where a directory organization is mandatory.

For example, I have 160 DRM-Free novels and shorter stories on Dropbox, and that number is only going to grow. Others appear to have far more, if a 1,000 book limit is a concern.

If I'm just adding a newly purchased book or two, the existing simple interface is sufficient. But, if I have to restore a significant portion of my library, and then organize the books and give each the correct status, then the existing simple interface would be totally inadequate.

Please reconsider adding a directory organization for accessing Dropbox and the other Cloud services.
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