Control Pause in DropBox

As Tjluoma observed,

the Dropbox app for Mac is not automation friendly at all and never has been."

Nevertheless, I thought I would ask if anyone has any ideas for controlling the Pause status in the DropBox app programatically. It is frankly daft for DropBox to be thinking about syncing all the time. I have Time Machine looking after backups, and really only need Dropbox to sync once or twice a day.

There is no Applescript support, obvs. I suppose I could have a timed reminder to unpause twice a day, but maybe there is a better way.



Have you considered Maestral? It looks like you can pause it from the command line.

Oooh. Thanks. I think I had seen Maestral flit past in my news stream. This might be a good reason to try it.