MacDropUpdate
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Automatically update Dropbox to the latest forum build.   Free
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MacDropUpdate is an automatic updater for Mac OS X that can automatically download, install and update your Dropbox to the latest forum build of Dropbox. If you are experiencing issues getting MacDropUpdate to run, please see this blog post for instructions on how to resolve these issues.
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Critical bug fix that responds to change's in Dropbox's site layout to ensure continued functionality.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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  • Dropbox account
  • Growl is recommended, though not required.



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MacDropUpdate User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+15

Corpjester reviewed on 16 May 2013
Used to work. Now it fails everytime at the Disk Image Mounting Stage (could not mount disk image). Hmmmm.
[Version 2.1.1]

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+4
Caryblack replied on 20 May 2013
Same issues… doesn’t function at all.
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+3
Paul Claude replied on 14 Jun 2013
From the developer's site:
"MacDropUpdate has been turned over to the community for continued development. Please see the latest posts in this thread for any updates for that endeavor "

https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=28713
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+42
jdanek630 commented on 25 Nov 2012
Is there a method for disabling the prompt asking for the location of Growl.app? I do not use Growl, nor do I wish to do so. It's a bit of a nuisance, but not a deal breaker for me. I figured I'd ask and not assume that it is a requirement for me to select 'cancel' each time MDU is launched and requests the Growl.app.

Thanks ahead of time for any follow-up I receive either from the developer or fellow users.
[Version 2.1.1]


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+5

+62

Nicolasd reviewed on 11 Sep 2012
Where's the app that updates THIS automatically.

D'OH!
[Version 2.1.0]


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-4

Ola reviewed on 01 Sep 2012
Does not work on 10.8.1


The operation couldn't be completed.
(OSStatus error -67049.)
[Version 2.0.9]

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Jazzyguy replied on 01 Sep 2012
I have 10.8.1 and it works great on my MacBook Air. I haven't tried it on My MacBook Pro with 10.8.1 but I will. It also works well on my iMacs 21" And 27" with Snow Leopard. Have you repaired permissions or used FSCK or DiskWarrior? Maybe that would help because it sure works well.
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+1
Zibity (developer) replied on 02 Sep 2012
This is an Apple bug. Please see this post on my website for instructions on how to work around it: http://bit.ly/N0RP3u
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Jazzyguy replied on 02 Sep 2012
Ah The gatekeeper is not working causing these problems That is why it is working for me and not for this user because I have the Gatekeeper turned off. I think only getting apps from the app store although protecting you is not a great idea.
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+9
Lik replied on 11 Sep 2012
Same here.
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+2

+671

Jazzyguy reviewed on 01 Sep 2012
Works GREAT again in Mountain Lion 10.8.1 It is great to have it back again with no problems!
[Version 2.0.9]


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+35
Tony-Aguila commented on 31 Aug 2012
Version 2.0.9, which was just released, will not install or launch. The OS gives the message,

The operation couldn't be completed.
(OSStatus error -67049.)

Could be a Mountain Lion issue.
[Version 2.0.8]

2 Replies

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Macthomas57 replied on 01 Sep 2012
Same for me!
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Zibity (developer) replied on 02 Sep 2012
This is an Apple bug. Please see this post on my website for instructions on how to work around it: http://bit.ly/N0RP3u
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+2

+5

Dmitriusa reviewed on 22 Mar 2012
I keep getting message "Dropbox can not be reached for update. Please check your internet connection." Internet is up and running and this used to work up till about a week ago.
[Version 2.0.8]

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+26
Runtime replied on 14 Aug 2012
Lately I have the same behavior, can find no reason. No firewall, nothing in its way. Deleting.
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+1

+52
Solosaint replied on 15 Aug 2012
i get this message too... dropbox version 1.5.10
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+9
Lik replied on 15 Aug 2012
Yup. Same here.
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+22
TeRRyZx replied on 21 Aug 2012
Me also
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+44
Mar6473 replied on 30 Aug 2012
Yeah, doesn't work. Just says no internet connection. Too bad.
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+9
Lik replied on 30 Aug 2012
From the author:

MacDropUpdate is still actively supported for automatically updating Dropbox.app to the latest forum build. Please note that the Dropbox forums are (as of 11 August 2012) currently offline for maintenance, and as MacDropUpdate uses information from these forums to know when a new version is available, you will an error message will appear saying that MacDropUpdate can’t connect to the Dropbox forums. Please don’t be alarmed; this is to be expected. Once the forums come back online, MacDropUpdate should resume normal functionality. Notwithstanding the Dropbox forums being down, MacDropUpdate runs on Mountain Lion for me without any troubles.
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+671
Jazzyguy replied on 31 Aug 2012
When is this going to work? It doesn't look like it will be any time soon per the Developer's posting.
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+671
Jazzyguy replied on 31 Aug 2012
I just checked the Forum for Dropbox is on line and still I get the same message to check my internet connection.
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+52
Solosaint replied on 31 Aug 2012
jesus Christ child, the forum JUST came back online right now, its a FREE app he puts out that takes care of a small update that isn't even necessary... is it gonna kill you to download it and install the beta yourself... kids these days
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+671
Jazzyguy replied on 01 Sep 2012
@solosaint Some people might take offense at your use of their Saviors name in your criticism. Just a tip to you as I KNOW you wouldn't want to intentionally offend anyone.
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Lik replied on 01 Sep 2012
SOLOSAINT is allowed to Jeez everything he wants I guess. ;-)
My personal opinion: Religion: get over it. But also: don't offend people on the internet, especially not those who bring you FREE software or FREE support. It's not a right to use that stuff, it'S a priviledge.
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+671
Jazzyguy replied on 01 Sep 2012
@Lik I try not to offend anyone especially when it comes to religion or politics as far as my use of this app is concerned take a look at my recent review. I DO appreciate the Developer's efforts.
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+9
Lik replied on 01 Sep 2012
Ah sorry, I didn't mean you, I was generally speaking *pointing towards solosaint* …
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+52
Solosaint replied on 01 Sep 2012
I dont want to offend anyone, if any Muslims are offended by my picture representing Muhammad or any members of any cult are offended by simple words or pictures they should probably just pray. I dont know the rules to your cult or any religion as I am a scientist and we base our behavior on logic, facts, and our moral compass.
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Wizened reviewed on 19 Jan 2012
Getting really sick of this app asking be to install update Now or Later and no matter how many times I click on or the other in the last week I keep getting the notification when I quit Safari.

I suspect being on a geriatric Mac with PPCs the new version is incompatible?

How can I un-install please?
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[Version 2.0.8]

1 Reply

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+25
Zibity (developer) replied on 03 Mar 2012
Hi Wizened,

I'm sorry that you've been having issues with MacDropUpdate. I see no reason why the latest version should not work on your PPC computer. MacDropUpdate isn't a particularly complex app, so you should be fine running it on an older computer.

I advise you update.

Sebastian
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+18

Steven_Sky reviewed on 17 Jan 2012
Great tool.
One thing though: it should be possible to change the time it updates.
[Version 2.0.8]


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+1

+24

pintapass reviewed on 04 Jan 2012
Great little app that does one (niche) thing and does it well: MDU automatically checks for experimental beta/forum builds of DropBox for Mac OS and updates your existing version accordingly.

Doesn't seem to use a lot of resources and hasn't ever given me much hassle. Many of the niggles — like Growl notifications that hovered indefinitely or a superfluous menubar presence — have been addressed the longer it's been around.

One thing still gets me, though. It seems like every time I return to my computer, my Growl history tells me that I don't need a new version of DropBox. I'd really like to customize MDU so that it only updates once a day or once a week, since experimental forum builds really only appear once every two weeks at the most.

I've given it 3.5 stars on features since it's a one-trick pony and could use some basic GUI preferences — but top marks in all other categories.
[Version 2.0.7]


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thightower rated on 28 Dec 2011

[Version 2.0.7]



+9

Dochoz rated on 02 Dec 2011

[Version 2.0.7]



+153

hced rated on 03 Jul 2011

[Version 2.0.1]


Downloads:15,472
Version Downloads:9,857
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:08 Nov 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MacDropUpdate is an automatic updater for Mac OS X that can automatically download, install and update your Dropbox to the latest forum build of Dropbox. If you are experiencing issues getting MacDropUpdate to run, please see this blog post for instructions on how to resolve these issues.


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