This conversation inspired me to create a very basic plugin that display the last sync time in a panel that can be used as a statusbar as seen on this screenshot (see right bottom panel, below tags):
The purpose of this plugin is to make it possible to see sync status without needed any sidebars enabled.
For now it is very minimal and some work still needs to be done to display when sync has failed or is in progress. Right now it only updates once
workspace.onSyncComplete has triggered.
First release (1.0.0) is available here:
Code is available here:
View -> Change application layout to move the panel to the bottom so it is like on the screenshot.
Thanks for the plugin system, it really made it easier to implement such ideas.
Hope this could be useful to somebody else or inspire people to build their own.