I use dropbox to sync many things, often things that you "shouldn't" sync, like FireFox states, game states, music database, etc, etc.
Where I run into problems is with dropbox's love of syncing things the instant they are changed. Several programs that I use will make changes and then immediately re-open the file, only to discover that dropbox has them locked to sync, at which point they crash (MediaMonkey and Minecaft both do this routinely). I end up with dropbox in paused mode a lot of the time, which kind of defeats the purpose.
Can anyone suggest:
A dropbox alternative that can be told to wait a few minutes after last change before trying to sync? This seems a dead-obvious feature, and it's been requested at dropbox, but no love.
A script or program that can be used to stop dropbox when certain programs are running and (and this is the key/hard part) to start it up again when they're not.
A script or program that could somehow block dropbox from accessing certain files, as though they were write locked, but not prevent the other programs I'm running from using them, until those programs are done? Not sure if that's even possible.
Any other solution. :)