Getting rid of old files in your Dropbox can be a pain, particularly if you’re the type who wants more from your Dropbox account than just saving and sharing files. If you’re not a fan of wading through your Dropbox account to perform the occasional spring cleaning, why not set up an auto-delete schedule with Fileql instead?

Fileql (fka Finesseapp) is a web-based app that lets you schedule a time on files and folders that can be found in your Dropbox account. Once you login to the service using your Dropbox account, all of your folders and files will be listed in the "Schedule" tab.

If you want Fileql to automatically prune your Dropbox folders, all you need to do is to check the box located next to the file or folder. After that, select a date and time that you wish for the file to be removed. Once that is done, click on the "Schedule" button to confirm the removal.

All files that are scheduled for deletion will, in real time, be shown in the "Scheduled" tab.

Once the scheduled time arrives, all affected folders will be moved to Dropbox’s trash folder, giving you a grace period of 30 days to retrieve it before the file is gone for good. Fileql has also provided a "History" tab that keeps track of all files and folders that were deleted with the service.

You can review your scheduled soon-to-be deleted files from the ‘Scheduled’ tab. You can update the date and time when a file should be deleted any time before it is removed. The files that are deleted go to your Trash folder in Dropbox. You can restore them within 30 days. Fileql has no restore feature and it doesn’t save a copy of the files you schedule to delete.

You can view all files that you’ve deleted via the app from the History tab. These are files that have now been removed so you can’t recover them from the Fileql. The tab is basically a log of all files you deleted from your Dropbox account.

Fileql works pretty well; it has a neat UI that is somewhat similar to that of Dropbox. Folder navigation in Fileql looks and works the same way it does in Dropbox so you get comfortable with it pretty fast.

And the sweetest part is, you get a 14-day free trial. After the free trial period, you can upgrade to any of their available plans starting at $1.99 per month.

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This content is written by: Stephanie