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:
    1.7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    358,237
  • Date Added:
    February 25, 2013
  • File Size:
    43.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,140
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

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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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 4 votes

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    • 4 star 2
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    out of 237 votes

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

"Confusion about version number"

August 03, 2014  |  By KerryGinn--2008

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.27

Pros

(uncertain)

Cons

Upon running the installer for version 2.10.27 to update from version 2.10.3, the resulting application called itself version 2.10.3 (size: 58,996,714 bytes).

Summary

Perhaps version 2.10.27 is not needed for the Mac edition of Dropbox.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.7
  • Fix a bug where notifications may enter a bad state without the ability to recover.
  • Clicking a shared folder invitation now opens the invitation inbox.
  • Re-enable Notification Center on OSX 10.8.
  • Fix a bug where the popup would remain visible while the tray icon was hidden while quitting the application.
  • Improved performance when acknowledging notifications.
  • Fix a bug where notifications would sometimes fail to appear on Windows.
  • Other small fixes and polish.
General
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date February 25, 2013
Date Added February 25, 2013
Version 1.7.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 43.8MB
File Name Dropbox 2.11.26.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 358,237
Downloads Last Week 2,140
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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