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:
    2.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    369,068
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 05, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Awesome backup, synchronization, sharing tool and more"

April 07, 2013  |  By mp-net

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.0.5

Pros

After simple installation this program requires no maintenance.
Everything inside Dropbox folder is automatically backed up.
Dropbox folder is automatically synchronized between all your computers.
Access to all your files from Dropbox folder on cell phones and tablets (Android, iOS, BlackBerry).
All your deleted and changed files are available for 30 days in the cloud, and can be easily recovered.

Cons

Only 2GB of cloud space for free, but can be increased to 16GB through referrals and other bonus programs if you don't want to update to paid version. (check referral link below)

Summary

When you create Dropbox account from the referral link below you will receive extra 500MB (2.5GB instead of 2GB) at the beginning:
http://db .tt/12TTxBHt [remove space]
Dropbox awards extra 500MB only after you install the program on your computer and connect it to your account created with referral link.

Great program. I can't imagine my work without it any more. I have all my most important documents on my home computer in sub-folders of Dropbox. They automatically update on my Netbook and my computer at work when I open them. When I don't have any of my computers around me then I open my files on my cell phone.

Recently I also started using automatic upload of pictures from my cell phone to Dropbox. Now I don't have to worry about connecting phone with computer through Bluetooth or USB cable any more.

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5 stars

"Great app, I like the version 2.0.5"

April 06, 2013  |  By Julikr

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.0.5

Pros

Like the new interface, it is attractive, and make operations very straightforward~~ Like it!

Cons

Let me think about it..

Summary

Looks great and I will continue use it~~~

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4 stars

"Confusing number of updates makes me uneasy"

April 05, 2013  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.0.5

Pros

It works...or does it?

Cons

I've simply become confused as heck over why there are so many updates and why there's simply not an option to automatically do this right in the application. Welcome to the 21st century.

Summary

It works, plain and simple, but as another said before--get it done right the first time. I have never seen this many updates spew in such a short time. I have become uneasy and have begun to wonder why? What could go wrong? Was I at risk? I just don't feel confident and am thankful to have another backup solution running concurrently just in case.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.5
Small fixes
General
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date April 05, 2013
Date Added April 05, 2013
Version 2.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.7
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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