Smart Folders are an extremely useful tool in DT on the Mac, but are currently not available on DTTG. For certain scenarios I find it very useful to have the contents of a DT smart folder available on DTTG. Here is what I do when I have such a smart folder (say
smart1) on DT:
- create a regular folder (group) of the same (or similar) name, say
smart1_in the same DB
- drag the smart folder to the sidebar onto the smart rule area
- a smart rule with the same name will appear, and it will contain the search criteria of the smart folder.
- edit this rule by adding the action
Replicate to smart1_and execute the rule
smart1_will then be accessible on DTTG.
Obviously, this only works with all smart action happening on DT, but that covers the bulk of my needs. Since the smart folder can be dragged onto the smart rule area, this is really quick to set up. If your Mac/DT run all day long, changes made on DTTG will sync back, the smart folder updates, the smart rule kicks in, and the updated “clever folder” as I call it syncs back to DTTG. Near realtime!
N.B.: If the smart folder conditions are edited, the smart rule will not follow, it’s an independent item now. So this works best for relatively stable smart folders.