My Dropbox account not only houses a folder structure for my own files, but an assortment of shared folders that are collaborative across different groups. You may have shared folders for work, family, or volunteer organizations, and want to keep track of what files have been changed and added along the way.
Fortunately, Dropbox has a section titled “Events” when you’re logged into the online interface. This will show your complete history within Dropbox for any folders you are a part of. This includes files and folders created, changed, or removed. When looking at files in shared folders, it also tells you who made the change and when.
While this is all well and good on its own, you can also subscribe to the entire feed or any individual folders through RSS. Simply click the orange RSS button on the upper left for either the entire Dropbox activity, or use the drop-down to select just one subfolder.
With a link to the RSS feed, you can import this into any feed reader you use, or even a collaborative tool like Slack to keep track of changes made in shared folders among a remote team. Relying on RSS to keep tabs on files across your Dropbox account is just one more way to use Dropbox faster and smarter.