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Dropbox for Mac

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    Dec. 13, 2012
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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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5 stars

"Continued Improvements"

December 19, 2012

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.6.5


I like this application because it continues to improve as I progress through the various Apple OS systems. It allows me to sync my MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPhone, with no difficulties and allows me to retrieve all types of files (DOCX, XLSX,PPSX, PDF, JPEG, TXT, M4V, M4A, etc.) with NO difficulties. This is a "must have" winner.


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5 stars

"Fantastic utility for those who need it"

December 19, 2012  |  By gbdoc

 |  Version: Dropbox 1.6.5


Works like a charm, yet each new iteration an improvement.


Documentation could be better, would be helpful for the neophyte.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.5
  • OS X: Fix notifications not showing up in Snow Leopard and below.
  • OS X: Fix icon overlays getting out of the Dropbox folder.
  • OS X: Fix Dropbox not autostarting after updating.
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date December 13, 2012
Date Added December 13, 2012
Version 1.6.5
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.8MB
File Name Dropbox 3.11.33.dmg
Total Downloads 403,385
Downloads Last Week 552
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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