I love the online accounts integration feature of Unity...that is, I would if there were apps to support the feature. Thunderbird and Gwibber do, but they won't run silently or in the background, I'd settle for just running minimized at startup.
What I am looking for is a way bidirectionally sync my documents folder to google docs silently and in the background, as well as a way to get the existing services (tbird, gwibber) to run silently (which is what I think this feature is aiming at eventually). I have tried both google-docs-fs and gdocsfs, but neither offer file conversion (and I can't get either to work anyway). SuperFlexible File Manager offers this feature, but does not offer a way to start in the background or minimized and I can't get devilspie to run in unity, plus SFFM is proprietary. Running it at start up to keep everything synced in real time puts the application "in my face" as soon as I start the PC. Conduit is great for Picasa and Facebook sync, but it isn't bidirectional with gdocs (it will only push to gdocs, not download). It does at least run in the background.
Does anyone know how to force SFFM to run minimized or in the background? I would love to get Thunderbird and Gwibber running silently or in the background as well. Can anyone help me get devilspie to work (its installed but does nothing when I double click, trying to start from terminal closes the terminal but never opens the program, is devil not intended for use on unity or am I missing something?). Gdocsfs gives an error message that the local mount point does not exist [robbie/documents/something]? Are their any other options I can use?