Been using odrive for the past 5 minutes and I’m already loving it It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for as I am moving all my files to the cloud. I searched for a solution which implemented placeholder files (because OneDrive removed this very handy feature) and I finally found odrive - now I can work with my cloud files just like my local files
I really love how odrive implements its placeholder files feature. But I have one suggestion - It’s not something of a dealbreaker, so I’ll just leave it here and maybe we can look forward to this in a future version of the app.
Placeholder files work just as expected when one browses the cloud using Windows Explorer. I double click a file, odrive sync that file and it immediately opens in the associated application. However, the same cannot be done from inside applications (ie, the File/Open window) except for files that have been previously synced.
In other words: applications will not (obviously, I guess) show placeholder files, and if I wanted to open a file that has never synced before, I need to open Windows Explorer and then open the file from there.
If I select ‘Show all file types’ from the File/Open window of the application then it will show all placeholders, however when I try to open a file, the application will try to open the placeholder file itself and will throw an ‘Unrecognized file format’ error.
As I said, this is not a dealbreaker to me. So, keep up the great work!