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MacDropHide has been discontinued as its functionality has been replaced by Broomstick.

MacDropHide is a simple app that painlessly allows Mac users to hide the Dropbox menubar icon. MacDropHide works by taking Dropbox's icon files ("dropbox-box-icon-1.png", for instance), and renaming them to have ".hidden" on the end ("dropbox-box-icon-1.png.hidden", for instance). This means that when Dropbox goes looking for the icon files, it can't find them, and subsequently doesn't show anything in the menubar.

What's New

Version 1.2.1:
  • Small user interface changes that solves issues related to small screen sizes.
  • Improved performance.
  • Adds prompt for a voluntary donation.


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Dropbox

*Previously available here

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ldteach Member IconReview-2

Yay, an application to hide a another applications icon (ha ha). Seriously though, I am using it, and it does exactly what it says. If it remains stable, I would update my rating.

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Version 1.2.1
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Version 1.2

That's exactly what I was thinking.... WHY?

Zibity (Developer)

There were a number of requests from Dropbox users to be able to hide the Dropbox menubar icon. Dropbox hasn't yet provided this functionality, so I created MacDropHide to fill this gap.

This app certainly isn't for everyone, but there are a number of users for whom this app is very useful.


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Version 1.2.1
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 704
Version Downloads 597
License Free
Date 01 Jul 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free