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Sometimes I use a simple editor like Notepad++ to edit my webpages on Dropbox.

Notepad++, not being an über-editor or IDE, does not track file changes for me.

But Dropbox does!!

Has anybody written a tool that is able to quickly view version history for a particular file in Dropbox? After all, saving to Dropbox is essentially like doing a commit to VCS.

Does anybody know if Dropbox exposes any API for querying past versions of a file?

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very good idea, I think someone should work on this :D – nXqd May 9 '12 at 14:05
Similar question:… – Jess Riedel Aug 17 '15 at 17:18
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You can use the current provided REST API of Dropbox

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This is nice. I envision a web-service that can provide a quick visual incremental diff interface. Sucks that you can't see all history without paying extra though (but that's understandable) – Steven Lu May 9 '12 at 19:50
@StevenLu: Don't forget to mark right answer ;) – nXqd May 9 '12 at 23:48
My real question is, who's already made a tool that does what I want? I suspect the answer is nobody (or the future me) but I'm gonna wait a bit longer. :) – Steven Lu May 10 '12 at 2:40

There is also DropboxDiff by Victor Shih.

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Revisions is an OS X option which is free which has a specialized interface to facilitate browsing revisions.

I found this after I posted the original question, and it does a great job satisfying my requirement of quickly finding items. I wanted to avoid using the Dropbox web interface for that purpose.

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