1 What job are you performing that requires the Ignore List?
As many users, I am a developper. I use ignore list for generated build files, node_modules, and so on. I use it to exclude device specific configuration, as well as autogenerated system files (.ds_store on osx)
2 What were you using as a solution before Insync
I bought insync for this feature
3 + 4 What jobs could the Ignore List be solving but currently isn’t? / What difficulties are you having with the current ignore list that prevents you from doing the job or the work that you’re trying to do?
- Per folder configuration, as .gitignore = graal. Allow some pattern to be excluded for projects and not for others, flexible, declarative.
- Dont have to replicate the ignore list on all devices
- Retroactive changes of the ignore list.
5 How does the ignore list improve your daily work flow?
No syncing solution can keep up with hundreds of small changes in <0.5sec
6 To answer the Git/Insync comparison: I use both. Insync is a way to backup and resume my work on my desktop, laptop, exactly where I left. Git is a versioning system where I push features when I think they are ready.