Dropbox for Mac

Dropbox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 237 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.21
  • Total Downloads:
    365,671
  • Date Added:
    November 08, 2012
  • File Size:
    44.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    740
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Dropbox for Mac is a Web-based storage location that syncs with specified files or folders on your Mac, allowing you to access them from anywhere. If you have two or more machines using the same Dropbox, changes to a Dropbox-tagged file will be synced on the other devices. Working across Mac, Linux, and Windows, Dropbox for Mac lets you access files even when miles away from your main machine (and even when its off).

To use Dropbox for Mac you need an account, although setting one up is easy. A free account is available that lets you sync 2GB. The Pro version costs $9.99 a month and supports over 100GB, while the Team version lets you sync 1TB (you get more space on each plan by referring new customers to Dropbox). To use Dropbox for Mac, a folder is created into which you copy folders and files (or pointers to files), and those are then synced with the Dropbox server. Obviously, you need an Internet connection to maintain the concurrency of those files, but any updates are synced as soon as you save. To access those files from another device, you install the Dropbox software and log in to your account. The files on the server are synced to your local device.

We've used Dropbox for Windows for quite a while now, and Dropbox for Mac provides a Mac client that lets us move our Office files around regardless of the laptop we're carrying. Once set up, Dropbox for Mac works cleanly and in background. We use it to access work files from home, and vice versa. In almost a year of use, we've never had an issue with Dropbox.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
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  • 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

"Outstanding"

November 15, 2012  |  By jbowly

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.4.21

Pros

For distribution of large files across your country or across the world
an outstanding program that lets you share with permitted users. A service you cannot do without

Cons

not one just 5star

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5 stars

"Now being used for IOS/Mac sync which is very cool"

November 14, 2012  |  By Kerry Dawson

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.4.21

Pros

Great for sharing of file and folders.
A place for cloud storage
Sync of IOS/Mac devices

Cons

A little hard to figure out how this works.Definitely watch the short tutorial.

Summary

This is providing an nice alternative to iCloud sync, which I think is probably better but i believe there are some technical issues.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.21
  • Double click installer for Mac.
General
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date November 08, 2012
Date Added November 08, 2012
Version 1.4.21
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.21MB
File Name Dropbox 2.11.46.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 365,671
Downloads Last Week 740
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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