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Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keep them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

The Dropbox application is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. A video on the site explains more.

What's New

Version 2.10.3:
  • Prevents Finder crash on update. See following note....
  • If you are experiencing a Finder crash when opening the Dropbox folder. Please run the following command in a Terminal:rm ~/Dropbox/.DS_Store (You may have to change the path if you moved your Dropbox folder or are using a teams account).

Requirements

OS X 10.4 or later

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My only complaint is the update feature. It never seems to update when a new version comes out. Please introduce sparkle for updates.

19 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.12
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The Dropbox promise was trust. Now I suppose it's poor judgement. Until a fews ago I was a 100GB paid user. Five-star software is of no use if I can't trust them with my data. This is regrettable.

21 people found this review helpful
Version 2.6.27
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BobM6692 Member IconReview+1
BobM6692
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Great service. Pricing could be better.

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Version 2.10.3
Cjred
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yep and the storage just like OneDrive and Google drive..

Misha Member IconComment+1789
Misha
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Edward Snowden frowns upon Dropbox (17 July story in the Guardian): http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/17/edward-snowden-dropbox-privacy-spideroak
PCWorld (18 July) follows up with a response from Dropbox on the subject: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2455215/edward-snowden-dropbox-is-hostile-to-privacy.html

Simply as FYI (not to start a debate, as this has been debated plenty already).

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Version 2.10.2
Cowicide
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Thank you for sharing information which allows people to make up their own minds about the potential privacy issues related to Dropbox.

Cjred
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yah yah we know about these things (privacy and other crap) already.. The thing is Dropbox is still very very effective in syncing files perfectly all over my devices.

If anyone is very very concerned about their privacy then go for other services or might as well don't use the internet. cheers :) thanks for the reminder again though.

Jazzica Member IconComment+442
Jazzica
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I don't get it. My user page says I left a comment on July 15 2014 saying:
Jazzica replied to your thread:
I don't think political beliefs or religion have a place on this forum.
And that it was answered by another user thus:
Well, then it may be time to start your own forum and demand that censorship there where you can ban certain types of opinions you don't agree with.
Good luck with that. In the meantime,. I will post my opinions here."
I never posted that,
I haven't been commenting for awhile. What's with that?
MacUpdate team?
Help!

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Version 2.10.2
Cowicide
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I'm not sure if I understand your situation correctly, but I think that might just be how the system works. I get email notifications, and it always shows replies being towards whomever started the thread, the original poster.

Is that what you mean, or is there a post under your name here on this board that you didn't make? If that's the case, I would change your password ASAP.

Shooters Member IconReview+68
Shooters
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Version 2.10.2
Protagonisitc Member IconReview+30
Protagonisitc
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I think we have lost the whole point of this forum, and that is how Dropbox fares as a program. I will reiterate my review of Dropbox as a program.

On the pro side they do give you free storage to start out with that you can increase by referring others. The basic account is very easy to setup and use. It is an easy way to share files or even folders with someone else. I have several shared folders that I use to pass photos and files with others and it works seamlessly for me.

On the con side I would have to mention security. That is the only real drawback for me. But the way I use it that point is irrelevant. As I have mentioned elsewhere I think anyone who puts sensitive information in the cloud without encrypting it first is a few cards short of a full deck.

One last point that I feel is important is that I bet many of the detractors of Dropbox security have Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. You want to talk about security for your information you should start there.

And to the several individuals that seem to delight in personal attacks I say go ahead. You will be given the attention you deserve. Just remember, a personal attack is normally the last resort of someone who has no real argument. And that is enough said. I have better things to spend my time on. Grandkids comes to mind. :-)

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Version 2.10.2
Dana Sutton Member IconComment+667
Dana Sutton
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Two releases within 24 hours, and I'm expected to install them manually???? And, by the way, i/ m/ h. o. Hooner is waaay outa line. If he needs to vent his political sentiments, he will find plenty of kindred souls at the Slate site.

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Version 2.10.2
JennyW8925 Member IconReview+2
JennyW8925
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Super great cloud service, I use it everyday!

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Version 2.10.2
Chas_m Member IconComment+449
Chas_m
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I work with a collaborative group that uses Dropbox and so I am forced to have it, but I've removed all personal documents off there. Whatever you may think of Condoleeza Rice, her and "security" are anathema to each other and she's the progenitor of the modern NSA, so I have no interest in DB anymore. But on top of that, they are ridiculously stingy with the free space for no reason, and most of their new features are pretty slick but useless (I'm supposed to put all my new photos into 2GB of space? Really?). Bottom line, Dropbox was once the bomb, not so much anymore. Time to move on to bigger spaces and better, more secure services that respect the user.

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Version 2.10.2
Cowicide
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Thank you for your input. Your opinion is appreciated here.

Protagonisitc
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I think if you take a long look at history you will see the progenitor of the modern NSA goes a lot further back than Ms Rice. To attribute that much to her is really a stretch. The NSA has been spying on us far longer than most people realize. Anyway, I only mention that because you brought it up. :-)

I do agree that 2GB seems small, but it is free so you should and did make the choice to not use it for personal use. But that does not make it any less useful for some of us. I have a number of different online storage accounts and I use each for a specific purpose. That works well for me but may be less useful to others.

Maybe I am wrong, but I always thought the purpose of Dropbox was not long term storage rather short term storage. I have always used it to move files between computing devices and to share files with others. Many of the files I upload are deleted within a matter of minutes or hours. I have several shared folders for specific people so they can DL the file and then delete it. That works very nicely and I normally don't even come close to my limit. Encryption is not a problem for me because I prefer to do my own encryption prior to uploading when I need it. Some thinks do not need to be encrypted so this way only the sensitive files get encrypted.

Hopefully if you reply to this we can keep it on Dropbox. You make some good points and people looking into Dropbox may find the info useful. And contrary to what some may claim I do like to see people post what they do not like about programs. One of the first things I do before buying is to read the pros and cons in the comments.

Cowicide
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>I only mention that because you brought it up.

Uh, huh....

>I think if you take a long look at history you will see the progenitor of the modern NSA goes a lot further back than Ms Rice.

That's obviously beside Chas_m's point. Also, I find it incredibly hypocritical that you're now offering your own political opinion after repeatedly telling others in your previous posts below that we should keep our political opinions to ourselves.

But, I guess it's OK when you do it.

>And contrary to what some may claim I do like to see people post what they do not like about programs.

Except no one has made that claim about you. And, let's not be passive-agressive here, I know you're referring to me.

What I've said is that you've repeatedly said you don't want certain types of opinions that you don't agree with here. Ones you deem are "political".

And, it's also duly noted that when others have given their political opinions that you happen to agree with, I have seen you ONCE ask them to stop.

You're very selective about who you target (when it comes to political opinions or personal attacks) and it just makes your arguments all the more disingenuous the longer you keep it up.


Chas_m
+1

Protagonistic, thanks for that thoughtful reply. I think Dropbox is at its best as a temporary repository for things like files too big to attach to emails as you mention, but all of the other services offer this feature as well (and more free space, which is a benefit for semi-permanent storage). I should have said Dr. Rice is "one of" the progenitors of the more activist and invasive NSA, thanks for making that point.

Bottom line, though, is that regardless of the serious misjudgement on Dropbox's part with the Rice appointment, other third-party services and Yosemite/iOS 8's own maildrop feature make the primary attractor of Dropbox obsolete, lessening the need for any third-party service at all for temporary storage.

Protagonisitc
+1

Chas_m: I haven't been keeping up on the upcoming OS upgrades from Apple but if the mail drop feature you mention pans out I may end up going that route. Thanks for the info. I also have one unlimited online storage account but I keep that one unshared with anyone. I also do my own encryption with files on that one as well. As I mentioned I don't feel the need to encrypt everything. :-)

June8 Member IconComment+136
June8
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Where is the Option to disable "Move to Dropbox" context menu?

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Version 2.10.2
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CloudB
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