Dropbox for Mac

Dropbox for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 236 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.10.3
File Size:
40.06MB
Date Added:
July 22, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
343,177
Downloads Last Week:
1,272
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Dropbox for Mac is a convenient cloud storage system that lets you access your files on any computer with an Internet connection. Installing the app is quick and easy, and you can set up a free account to try out the program to see if it's a good fit.

Pros

Smooth integration: This app integrates seamlessly with your Mac, and you can access it directly at any time through the icon on the top toolbar. You can also open any of the Dropbox files on your computer through your Mac's Finder feature. And when you want to save an item to Dropbox, all you have to do is select it as the location from the drop-down menu in the Save window.

Access from anywhere: When you have files saved in a Dropbox account, you can access them from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Even if the Dropbox app isn't installed on the device you're using, you can log in to your account on the Dropbox Web site and find your files that way.

Cons

Dashboard interface: Once Dropbox is installed on your Mac, there really is no dashboard-type interface you can access without going on the Dropbox Web site. While this doesn't have to be a major drawback, it can be a bit of an inconvenience for users who prefer that type of interface.

Bottom Line

Dropbox for Mac is straightforward to use and makes sharing your files with others or accessing them remotely easier than ever. When you open a Dropbox account, you'll get up to 2GB of storage for free. You can earn up to 16GB more, also for free, by referring friends to the service. And if you need even more space, upgrading to a Pro account gets you 100GB or more of storage with rates starting at $9.99 per month.

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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 236 votes

    • 5 star: 165
    • 4 star: 46
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 4 stars

    "Great program for saving docs to other devices"

    July 09, 2014   |   By sang-froid

    Version: Dropbox 2.10.1

    Pros

    Great and easy to use.

    Cons

    To many updates!! I get anywhere from 5 to 10 updates a month! What is wrong with the program that it needs that many corrections every month??!! No other program I have has that many updates in a single year!

    Summary

    Good and easy to use but be prepared to update far more then the average program.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great program but far to many updates"

    May 01, 2014   |   By sang-froid

    Version: Dropbox 2.7.53

    Pros

    The program works great and seamlessly, why the constant fix-ups?

    Cons

    Three, four and up to ten updates per month? What is with you guys? I haven't had any problems with it so the problems you are apparently fixing are not critical. Wait for a couple of weeks and them put out a monthly up-date. See for yourself. Look at all the versions under Previous Versions below.

    Summary

    Use it, but ignore all up-dates except one a month. That has worked for me and I have had zero problems with it.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good program"

    March 08, 2014   |   By sang-froid

    Version: Dropbox 2.7.41

    Pros

    I use this always to sync items with my iPad for future reading.

    Cons

    To many f@*$%&#!ing updates. What's with the nearly weekly updates and no explanation for it? Give us some hints why as it is irritating to update so often.

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  • 5 stars

    "A great option for remotely backing-up files!"

    November 30, 2013   |   By Gretchen Hurlbert

    Version: Dropbox 2.5.40

    Pros

    Easy interface! Reliable. As a bonus, it is a great way to share large files!

    Cons

    Can't think of any!

    Summary

    I am a 'back-up' maniac and use a number of different sites and devices. Dropbox is right up there at the top of my preferred options! I've been using it for a number of years and can't imagine any reason to cease doing so.

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  • 3 stars

    "Excellent product - Installer hijacks browser settings!"

    November 29, 2013   |   By BKMiller

    Version: Dropbox 2.5.40

    Pros

    Dropbox works seamlessly in the background to sync your files. No issues at all.

    Cons

    My last download of Dropbox, through the CNET installer also hijacked my browsers (Safari, Firefox and Chrome), resetting my default home pages and search engines to Yahoo, and adding Amazon and eBay buttons on my toolbars (it did the same when I downloaded Onyx through the CNET site for my wife's MacBook Pro). CNET should be ashamed of itself to allow this.

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  • 4 stars

    "Experimental build"

    November 28, 2013   |   By domrob

    Version: Dropbox 2.4.8

    Pros

    you get bug fixes faster

    Cons

    You're a unknowing beta tester

    Summary

    2.4.8 is the current stable build. Here you can read what the 2.5 versions are about:
    https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=108616

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  • 3 stars

    "What version is this?"

    November 27, 2013   |   By MyronVL

    Version: Dropbox 2.4.8

    Pros

    The previous version was Dropbox 2.5.38 on Nov 21, 2013.

    Cons

    Why is the new version Dropbox 2.4.8 on Nov 25, 2013?

    Summary

    I miss Version Tracker.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product"

    October 25, 2013   |   By travonia

    Version: Dropbox 2.5.29

    Pros

    It just works without a hitch - can't do without it

    Cons

    Only 5 GB of free storage. Seems like they could increase this. Google Drive gives you 15GB

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  • 3 stars

    "Great Idea... too expensive"

    October 19, 2013   |   By itasara

    Version: Dropbox 2.5.24

    Pros

    very convenient, great idea but.... (see below)

    Cons

    I started to use drop box... uploaded my photos, etc. til I ran out of room and then the expenses would occur if I wanted to increase my storage. Everyone wants money. Icloud wanted more money to put my pictures etc and storage from my phone and ipad... and I'll tell you what, I don't want to keep shelvling out money for this. Yes, dropbox and icloud are very convenient, but not if retirement is looming in the near future. I think dropbox is a great feature but I just can't keep dishing out more money. I'll just have to back everything up to an external drive which I only had to pay once for--not every omnth. Everyone it seems wants money.. cable is costly, my iphone is costly, and now storage too? Not worth is, so I'm hardly using drop box anymore.

    Summary

    Don't know what else to say. I said it above.

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  • 4 stars

    "Simple working with, always available"

    October 05, 2013   |   By horsepower85

    Version: Dropbox 2.4.1

    Pros

    Easy working with as well Windows as iMac, MacAir etc.

    Cons

    No cons to my opinion, maybe the cost of more space if you compare with Google.

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