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Dropbox 2.6.30
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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 2.6.30:
  • Fix issue with linking second account for a small number of users on Windows
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later





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Hooner reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
The latest version of Dropbox comes with a war criminal on its board of technology. I canceled my paid account because I am disappointed with Dropbox's decision to appoint Condoleezza Rice to its board of technology. Beyond concerns regarding the role of Dr. Rice in creating the US government's surveillance system, she participated in one of the ugliest episodes in American history. Without expressing any subsequent regret, she was responsible for leading the US into a false war that led to the death of thousands of innocent lives. She should not be rewarded for her actions, not should she ever be placed in positions of power and authority. I hope others will consider alternatives to Dropbox as a show of principle and human decency.
[Version 2.6.29]

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Kihoalu replied on 16 Apr 2014
Condi? What does she know about anything besides shoes - let alone software?
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Rusto replied on 17 Apr 2014
Great, we've got both politics AND sexism infesting MacUpdate.
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Chrisst150 replied on 18 Apr 2014
Are we talking about software reviews or about politics?
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Edeerly reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
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.
[Version 2.6.27]

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Kihoalu replied on 16 Apr 2014
Is this the first cut to address OpenSSL & Heartbleed?
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Stevencee reviewed on 12 Apr 2014
OK, why is MU showing the latest version as 2.6.27 when that seems an older one? I've currently got 2.7.49, and just was notified, via cnet download, that now 2.7.50 is now available. Why this confusion? Why isn't 2.7.5 available here?
[Version 2.6.27]

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Stevencee replied on 12 Apr 2014
Now I see, in going to the Dropbox site, for some reason I have the Beta version on my computer, which is odd, because not being a developer or power user, I don't use beta versions of software. This might have been installed when I was using CNET's auto-updater.
And by the way, the two who rated me negatives, thanks for your "help"... smh
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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 12 Apr 2014
CNET typically just lists the latest version without differentiating between beta and stable branches. We always check Dropbox's release notes and their release forum before posting an update to ensure we're posting the correct version.
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Forn reviewed on 12 Apr 2014
Haha, this is the Condoleezza Rice Edition!
[Version 2.6.27]


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Donmontalvo commented on 11 Apr 2014
FWIW, my Dropbox app automagically updated to 2.6.27.

Hmmm...no comment:

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/dropbox-rice-controversy/
[Version 2.6.27]

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Donmontalvo replied on 11 Apr 2014
Actually, yea, I *do* hvae a comment:

https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/04/our-commitment-to-your-rights-and-privacy/
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Cowicide commented on 11 Apr 2014
That's strange. I've tried to add this to 'similar software' and Macupdate refuses to accept it for some reason even though it came up in the list and I selected it.

Well, I guess I'll just link it here then:

Copy

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/49934/copy
[Version 2.6.27]

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Stoneman replied on 12 Apr 2014
There's probably a limit to how many alternatives they show. If they get enough submissions of this one to overtake one of the other ones, I imagine it would show up.
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Cowicide replied on 13 Apr 2014
Thanks for the reply. The strange this is I'm able to add apps at other places on Macupdate with even more alternatives already in place.
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Turquoise commented on 11 Apr 2014
Yet another update. I guess the NSA is fine tuning its backdoor spying app.
[Version 2.6.27]

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Jmsuijkerbuijk replied on 11 Apr 2014
At least they can find the update. Dropbox can't.
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Neartheredrocks commented on 11 Apr 2014
I am shocked and appalled to hear that Dropbox invited Condoleezza Rice to join their board. This is a bad move. I will stop using Dropbox and I will cancel my account there. Bye-bye Dropbox.
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Mikebenda replied on 11 Apr 2014
Thanks for the heads up. They couldn't find anyone better or less controversial to join their board? What message are they trying to send here?
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Cowicide replied on 11 Apr 2014
Yep, I deleted my Dropbox accounts for the same reason. Goodbye Dropbox. If Dropbox is this dense as to have Rice join their board, you have to wonder what other critical mistakes they make?
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Cowicide replied on 11 Apr 2014
By the way, here's a discussion of alternatives to Dropbox:

http://boingboing.net/2014/04/10/dropping-dropbox-whats-a-r.html
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Turquoise replied on 11 Apr 2014
Just deleted my account as well, and suggested a few friends to do so.
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Vegas-Man! replied on 11 Apr 2014
I deleted FIREFOX for firing CEO and installed dropbox. I am selling my apple products. I here Al Gore Environmental LIAR! is on their board.
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Mikebenda replied on 11 Apr 2014
Vegas-Man!,

Brendan Eich deserved to be removed as the CEO of Mozilla (Firefox is one of their products). Please explain how you are using Dropbox as an alternative to Firefox, as one is a browser and one is a file storage system.

Al Gore joined the Apple board of directors way back in 2003. Please provide some evidence to support your claim that he is an environmental liar.

And it's "hear" not "here".
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Vegas-Man! replied on 11 Apr 2014
Obama and Firefox believed same thing in 2008. Should we call for Obama to be removed?
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Mikebenda replied on 12 Apr 2014
Ok, now you're bringing Obama into this. And you believe that a web browser can think.
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Cowicide replied on 13 Apr 2014
Vegas-Man!, Obama was heavily criticized for his previous, flakey stance. He was hounded about it by vocal civil rights activists until he "evolved" his stance and voiced his support of same-sex marriage.

You're actually unwittingly showing a perfect example of how voicing out against leaders can help move civil rights forward.

And, unlike Obama, the now former Mozilla CEO has made it clear that he still has not evolved as a human being when it comes to civil rights.

Boycotts and other similar, direct actions have a proud, solid history of moving human rights forward.

You have every right to stop using Apple products because you don't believe in global climate change and/or Al Gore's actions. If that's your thing, then go for it. It's your right.
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Protagonisitc replied on 15 Apr 2014
It would be nice if we could keep the discussion focused on things that are actually relevant to the software. I use dropbox for some things and it works well. The political views of their board is not important. Anyone who uploads anything important to any cloud based service and doesn't use very strong encryption is an idiot. If you do that it makes little difference if someone hacks into your storage area.
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Cowicide replied on 15 Apr 2014
>The political views of their board is not important.

That your view and you're welcome to it. Others disagree. If corporations want to be "people", then they are going to have to deal with being treated like people.

The importance of human rights don't vanquish themselves once we enter a building, a website or give money to a company.

Welcome to 2014. This is how things are and how they're going to continue to be as time goes on. It's a part of human evolution that we don't detach the importance of human rights from technology.

>Anyone who uploads anything important to any cloud based service and doesn't use very strong encryption is an idiot.

Agreed, but that's beside the point.
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Protagonisitc replied on 15 Apr 2014
"Welcome to 2014. This is how things are and how they're going to continue to be as time goes on. It's a part of human evolution"

I don't know why it always amazes me how many people think their view is the only view but it does. People like you will be blindsided by the evolution they call upon to support their view. You won't even see it coming because it just can't happen that you might be wrong.

Even corporation board members are entitled to their personal beliefs. As I said, I use the software and it works well for what I use it for. I will stop using it if it ceases to do the job and not because of someones personal beliefs. Unlike many I believe people I disagree with are entitled to their beliefs without interference from me.
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Cowicide replied on 15 Apr 2014
> I don't know why it always amazes me how many
> people think their view is the only view but it does

I've never implied that I or others have "the only view".

>Even corporation board members are entitled to their personal beliefs

Everyone is. Just as board members have a right to free speech, so does anyone else who may or may not agree with them.

It's called an exchange of ideas and not all ideas are created equal, but people are. At least, that's what our silly Declaration of Independence says and our US Constitution protects.

>I will stop using it if it ceases to do the job and not because of someones personal beliefs.

No one is forcing you to stop using software.

>Unlike many I believe people I disagree with are entitled to their beliefs without interference from me.

Once again, you're not following how this works very well. Just as board members have a right to free speech, so does anyone else who may or may not agree with them.

Just as you have the right to say you don't care what anyone does as long as they make you happy as a consumer, we have the right to disagree with that stunted way of life.
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Donmontalvo reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
Alrighty then, all of a sudden auto-update is working again.

Folks, we really want/need a menu option to update (sparkle?).

Dropbox is syncing content fine, never had a problem in that area.

Don
[Version 2.6.25]


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Chuckl reviewed on 31 Mar 2014
DropBox worked wonderfully for me for several years. In the latest update, suddenly my updating got 'stuck' at a certain point.

Tried: reinstalling, linking and unlinking, fixing permissions, running disk utility, reinstalling DropBox and working through DropBox support's scripts to no avail. So far have wasted ~3 days trying to get it working on this one machine again. Am giving up and going to another service.

BTW: DropBox doesn't offer refunds on their prepaid plans.
[Version 2.6.25]


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Kihoalu had trouble on 09 Mar 2014
Anyone else have Dropbox decide what’s best for you on restart?

I saw the comments here about the official site having a slightly newer rev - and pulled it down. Gave me some trouble so & I went back to 2.6.18.

On a reboot - the local parent folder which I had a custom name for had been re-synced & moved to the logged-in user name & renamed to “Dropbox.”

Not so sure I like an app that moves my files on its own.
[Version 2.6.18]


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Ilyeah had trouble on 28 Sep 2013
UI bug in Russian translation
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oqjitiyvzbggc2q/%D0%A1%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%88%D0%BE%D1%82%202013-09-28%2020.26.07.png
[Version 2.4.0]

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Revco replied on 08 Feb 2014
To enable auto updating log into your account on the dropbox site. Go to your profile tab and check "Include me on early releases". If it's already checked and you're not getting the updates then I have no other solution. Sorry.
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Ivan C. had trouble on 06 Jun 2013
Wrong version. The current version is 2.0.26 at the moment.
[Version 2.2.0]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 06 Jun 2013
2.2.0 was released yesterday as well: https://www.dropbox.com/release_notes
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Zoidbert had trouble on 06 Apr 2013
Am I missing something, or does Dropbox *not* have a "Check for Updates..." option?

(I usually see it via my MacUpdate Desktop app, but thought it odd that there's no "check for updates" or "download & install updates automatically" option.)
[Version 2.0.5]


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Ben-Marko had trouble on 16 Mar 2013
Will newly-aquired Mailbox incorporate iCloud e-mail support? Right now it says it will only support Gmail. With Dropbox's acquisition of Mailbox, it would be nice to have an all-inclusive mail app that you could display all mail accounts in.

There doesn't seem to be a link on Dropbox's site for submitting these questions. Not even a help line e-mail...
[Version 2.0.0]


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Tim27 had trouble on 29 Dec 2012
The Download Now link will not download
[Version 1.6.11]


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22duke had trouble on 25 Aug 2011
latest version seems to have a memory leak starts with 34MB and goes up and up over time up 1.5 GB could reproduce this in 3 different machines
[Version 1.1.43]


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Osos10 had trouble on 05 Mar 2011
It looks as if since I installed it "Mail" is crushing quite frequently, in particular every time I switch a location (home, work, etc.) Mail quits. It almost never crushed (I am an OS X user since day 0) till I installed Dropbox - anyone is familiar with that problem ?
[Version 1.0.20]


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Ronl had trouble on 10 Jun 2010
If Dropbox hangs or crashes your Finder (it did for me and there are posts that it has done this for other users)... especially when Control-clicking for contextual menus... substitute a locked textedit file for the DropboxPlugin.plugin (~/Library/Contextual Menu Items/DropboxPlugin.plugin) with the exact same name.

It would be much better, of course, if the authors simply allowed the user to either disable the plugin or trash it, but there is no preference setting that will disable it and the plugin recreates itself if it is deleted.

Console will show you that it is this plugin if your Finder is crashing...
Console > Log Files > CrashReporter

Hope this helps.
[Version 0.7.110]

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Fishscale replied on 28 Aug 2010
Nice post, definitely a bit of a hack but it works. Thanks for taking the time to come back here and report your findings to help others experiencing the same issue(s), very cool of you!
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Imho had trouble on 28 Feb 2010
Am a lucky user of Dropbox. Yesterday night installed the upgrade 0.7.110. This morning Dropbox didn't start up. Error message:

Dropbox Error
Un expected error has occurred during execution of the main script.
ImportError: No module named traceback.

Had to re-install version 0.7.97 and after that Dropbox needed a long time to synchronize, however after about 15 minutes the program reported that only one (small) file had been replaced.

Something wrong with version 0.7.110?
[Version 0.7.110]



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Rasputinsrevengereloadet rated on 18 Apr 2014

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BadBadger rated on 11 Apr 2014

[Version 2.6.27]


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