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:
    358,237
  • Date Added:
    April 05, 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' 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

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    "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 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 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
    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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