Revisions
Revisions
3.0.1

3.7

Revisions free download for Mac

Revisions

3.0.1
20 February 2018

View all your Dropbox activity, past and present.

Overview

Revisions lets you see all file edits in your Dropbox, and restore old versions of files and entire folders with the click of a button. In essence, this is "unlimited undo" for your entire Dropbox! For instance, you can use Revisions to:

  • check what files your coworker changed over the weekend, and investigate exactly what in those files was changed
  • restore the contents of a shared folder after your colleague deleted a large bunch of files to make room in her own Dropbox, inadvertently deleting your copies of the files in the process
  • keep track of what files you or your team worked on in any given week, and exactly what you accomplished

In essence, Revisions provides for "track changes" functionality for all the files in your Dropbox. Under the hood, Revisions relies on functionality already built into Dropbox: For all accounts (including free accounts), Dropbox stores all versions of all your files for the past 30 days. For paid accounts with the optional 'packrat' feature, and for business accounts, Dropbox stores your entire history, indefinitely. Revisions allows you to access and make use of all this data of yours in an intuitive way.

Using Revisions you can use Dropbox as a simple online backup solution, allowing you to restore old versions of your files in case you or somebody else makes a mistake that deletes or modifies your files. Revisions allows you to use a variety of external apps to show the details of individual file edits: You may use Kaleidoscope, Changes, Araxis Merge, BBEdit, or TextWrangler to see changes in text-format files. We are committed to customer satisfaction.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in Revisions

Version 3.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Minor bugfixes and improvements.
  • The app has been updated to use the new Dropbox API (version 2), as the old API is deprecated. All versions of Revisions prior to version 3.0 will not be able to access Dropbox anymore after January 31st, 2018. See the News page for more information.

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10 Revisions Reviews

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Drdul
06 January 2015

Most helpful

Revisions is a great way to track changes in a Dropbox folder, and recover and compare different versions of files. Yes, there is Time Machine, but it only backs up files every hour, so it can miss intermediate versions of a file, or entire files if they've come and gone during that interval. The "premium" upgrade currently includes the ability to filter out files and folders, which is useful for me as I keep my Lightroom catalog and several iPhoto libraries in my Dropbox, and whenever I make a change to one of them there are a lot of database files that get changed. With a new GUI for the filter feature in version 1.3 (available as a direct download from the dev's website), it was easy to filter out these files and folders so that Revisions doesn’t display them (but still indexes them in case I need to recover an earlier version of the database). The other "premium" feature identifies the user who modified a file, which would be helpful for teams who collaborate with shared Dropbox folders but isn't useful to me. I have corresponded with the dev (who is very responsive to questions and requests) and he is planning to add more "premium" features to make the $10 in-app purchase more attractive. I'm looking forward to more features, as Revisions is a really useful app.
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Version 1.2.3
Nontroppo
20 January 2018
I'm really impressed with this app. Technically Dropbox is amazingly solid and works reliably, but the interface to understand: what happens, which changes and when is absolutely AWFUL! Sometimes Dropbox tells me 1000 files have changed on my Dropbox, but it cannot tell me which ones and when. Revisions does exactly that, creating a powerful filterable log of everything that happens with my Dropbox. Really well designed and unique app that no serious power user of dropbox can do without!
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Version 3.0
Drdul
19 January 2018
Once again I'm leaving a 5-star review to counter an undeserved 1-star review and raise the average rating for the current version. Revisions is an indispensable app for me, and deserves 5 stars, especially now as it's free for everyone (it used to be free for the basic version and $10 for the premium version).
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Version 3.0
RunTime
19 January 2018
Why 10.10? (Paid several licenses before it went free).
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Version 3.0
jsmm
09 April 2016
No doubt this is a good app.
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Version 2.2
Drdul
11 August 2015
I see that Revisions is currently showing a half-star rating on MU, so I'm adding a 5-star review to raise the average rating to something more reasonable. In my previous review of version 1.3 I gave it 4.5 stars, and version 2 is worth at least that. Everything I've said before still applies, so rather than repeat myself I'll just say that I continue to find Revisions useful, stable and easy on my CPU. The dev continues to be very responsive and is continually adding features. All in all, Revisions is an indispensable app.
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Version 2.1
MichelH8564
24 May 2015
After waiting for 4 days for the application to finish indexing my Dropbox files, I canceled the whole thing and threw Revisions to the trash. I have many files, but this slowness is just too much. Bye, Revisions.
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Version 2.0.2
1 answer(s)
Bayesbits Ltd
Bayesbits Ltd
25 May 2015
Hi MichelH8564. Yes, I'm sorry to say that if you have a *very* large number of files then currently Revisions (2.0.2 and earlier) cannot really handle that. An upcoming updated version (probably already version 2.1) will allow a much smoother start in such cases, so if you like the idea of the app, stay tuned... I think you'll be pleasantly surprised! Best, Patrik (developer of Revisions)
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Drdul
21 April 2015
Version 2 is a great upgrade. Revisions now runs in the menubar as a background process, which enables me to easily and quickly check on activity in my Dropbox. I noticed that version 2.0 uses a bit more of the CPU than other background processes do. I contacted the dev, who is already working on a version that uses less CPU power. The dev is also incredibly helpful. I wanted to set up some filters (a Premium feature), and he took the time to help me use a regex expression. I know almost nothing about regex, but it's what I needed for this particular filter, and with his help it's working perfectly!
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Version 1.3
Drdul
06 January 2015
Revisions is a great way to track changes in a Dropbox folder, and recover and compare different versions of files. Yes, there is Time Machine, but it only backs up files every hour, so it can miss intermediate versions of a file, or entire files if they've come and gone during that interval. The "premium" upgrade currently includes the ability to filter out files and folders, which is useful for me as I keep my Lightroom catalog and several iPhoto libraries in my Dropbox, and whenever I make a change to one of them there are a lot of database files that get changed. With a new GUI for the filter feature in version 1.3 (available as a direct download from the dev's website), it was easy to filter out these files and folders so that Revisions doesn’t display them (but still indexes them in case I need to recover an earlier version of the database). The other "premium" feature identifies the user who modified a file, which would be helpful for teams who collaborate with shared Dropbox folders but isn't useful to me. I have corresponded with the dev (who is very responsive to questions and requests) and he is planning to add more "premium" features to make the $10 in-app purchase more attractive. I'm looking forward to more features, as Revisions is a really useful app.
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Version 1.2.3
Neil-M
07 December 2014
Looks good, free app - however, the premium features 1 (user who changed file) 1 ½ (filter search/omit - is not GUI driven) are probably not worth $9.99, but this is definitely worth watching. I'm hoping that they'll add in a lot of premium features and I'll be a paying customer.
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Version 1.2.3
Drdul
29 November 2014
FYI: The app is also available direct from the developer. The current non-MAS version is 1.2.2.
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Version 1.2.1
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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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