Dropbox for Mac

Dropbox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 237 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.20
  • Total Downloads:
    369,068
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Dropbox is a free and extremely easy-to-use tool for sharing files and syncing them between computers, and you can also use Dropbox to back up files and access them from other computers and devices (including from your iPad or iPhone, with dedicated apps for each of those devices).

Dropbox's interface is largely invisible, which is part of what makes this app so easy to use. When you install Dropbox on your Mac, you create a Dropbox folder. This is a local folder that lives on your Mac, but you can access the folder from other computers (Macs or PCs), or anywhere you have access to a Web browser. Even better, you can use this folder to share files with other people--either through a designated "Public" folder, or by setting up folders inside your Dropbox with shared access by multiple users that you choose (this solution can be particularly useful in work settings as a productivity tool, especially because Dropbox tracks older versions of files). You can also use Dropbox to back up your files online, although the biggest barriers to this are the size of your backups (you get 2GB free with Dropbox, or up to 100GB with a monthly fee) and the fact that backup files need to be located inside your Dropbox folder (there are some workarounds, though, for more technically savvy users). If you're already a Dropbox user, make sure you update to the most recent version, since Dropbox doesn't reliably do this on its own. Recent updates have added Growl-less notifications, the ability to pause syncing, and several stability fixes.

Dropbox gives you a lot of useful features for free, with a remarkably smooth interface and shallow learning curve. If you find yourself frequently transferring files between different people and computers by hand (either via e-mail or USB drives), Dropbox is a must download.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 237 votes

    • 5 star 165
    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 8
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5 stars

"Amazing file storage and sharing tool"

March 29, 2011  |  By karabee

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

I can store group files and share the folder with collaborators. Best tool on the web.

Cons

No cons I can think of

Summary

I can store group files and share the folder with collaborators. Best tool on the web.

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5 stars

"Best software I have used in years"

March 29, 2011  |  By jamesdion

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Quick backup of critical files, almost immediate sharing to all my devices, iPhone, desktop, notebook and all office machines

Cons

really none

Summary

Great software, works as advertised

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5 stars

"Very efficient way to move files between computers."

March 22, 2011  |  By jdonbook86

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Its free! Easy to move files between computers.

Cons

I currently have no problems with this program.

Summary

Great program. Runs unobtrusively and does not hog processor time.

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5 stars

"Fantastic."

March 10, 2011  |  By felixdiaz3

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Able to transfer files from Mac to PC and vice versa.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Great application.

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4 stars

"Review and kind of a question ..."

March 05, 2011  |  By osos10

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Very easy to use, the sync is usually fast and unnoticed (although I encountered a few "slow" syncs). Allows to share documents with colleagues very easily.

Cons

The default "growll" is terrible (good that it can be turned off), but they should have asked during installation if we want it (I hope it didn't install some "under the hood" software).

Summary

I wish to keep this program, however 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 ?

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5 stars

"Free and very useful. Can't beat that."

March 01, 2011  |  By michaelharmon

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Free, easy, reliable, convenient, compatable

Cons

It would be nice if the paid version had more cost and size options, including a smaller and cheaper one.

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3 stars

"Seems to work well pn the background"

February 20, 2011  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Program it and let it do it;s job

Cons

I have found none yet

Summary

I would recommend this to anyone who feels they need it.

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5 stars

"The best backup, sync, and storage online tool"

February 15, 2011  |  By Wonder_Wonder_Wonder

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Very useful and very short learning curve. Works on PC, Mac, phones. Great tool.Easy to use; easy to sync files; easy to manage - just plain easy.Share files with other computers, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Cons

just have 20GB at most

Summary

If you register by a referral link, you can get extra space. Such as https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTcyNzYzMDY5?src=ab_global8

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3 stars

"Dropbox no longer works since installing the upgrade."

February 13, 2011  |  By jamminjo

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Dropbox is dependable except for backing up databases.

Cons

Dropbox does not recommended the product for backing up databases and I agree. I have lost the same database 3 times.

Summary

Good product that could be better. However CNet may not be a reliable source for recommending upgrades.

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5 stars

"Easy to use storage in the cloud."

February 13, 2011  |  By gobelg

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.0.20

Pros

Very useful and very short learning curve. Works on PC, Mac, phones. Great tool.

Cons

Can't think of any.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.20
  • Fix exclude CLI command to work on Shared Folders.
  • Small tweaks
General
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date January 27, 2011
Date Added January 27, 2011
Version 1.0.20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.21MB
File Name Dropbox 3.0.4.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 369,068
Downloads Last Week 1,656
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations The free version offers only 2GB. We currently have a 50GB plan available for a fee.
Price Free

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