I have to report that I seem to be having extensive problems with DropBox syncing of preferences with Alfred 2. I upgraded to version 2 with PowerPack yesterday.
I originally set up syncing of the references to
but before I had even going Alfred 2 running on a second Mac, I noticed that settings related to the appearance would not stick (the Hat wouldn't say out of sight and the menu bar item wouldn't stay selected). Also noticed Custom search URLs were not saved.
After several cases where I completely wiped out all the
~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/
files and started from scratch, all I can say is IT IS NOT A PERMISSIONS problem (as I kept being told on Twitter), at this point I figured it was a BUG in either the DropBox API or Alfred 2.
I finally just kept the preferences in ~/Dropbox/ and that seemed to work. I was happily able to use DropBox storage of preferences and everything was saved correctly. At this point, after waiting for DropBox to have fully synced (its fast on our Gigabit network), I set up my office desktop Mac Pro with Alfred 2. That worked perfectly. I came into my office this morning, after playing with Alfred 2 Workflows on my laptop overnight and Alfred 2 on my Desktop was exhibiting the same behavior of reverting to default appearance settings, all custom search URLs were missing, and in a new bit of bugginess, a new theme I created would not appear.
Quitting Alfred 2 and restarting it didn't seem to help. I am wiping out the preferences again.
I really have come to believe there is a serious synching bug with either the DropBox API (which I have never experienced problems with before in other apps) or with Alfred 2 itself.