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  • 2.0 stars

    "Version numbers are a joke, right?"

    May 6, 2015  |   By stantastic

    Version: Dropbox 3.4.6

    Pros

    Yeah, it works.

    Cons

    I downloaded 3.5.63 a few days ago. Now they're releasing 3.4.6!! Can somebody PLEASE explain to me WHY there are new version releases almost every day or every other day, and the version numbers just don't make any sense at all? They go up, they go down -- *** is going on??? Geeeeez....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "An update almost EVERY day!!???"

    March 4, 2015  |   By stantastic

    Version: Dropbox 3.3.35

    Pros

    It does what it does, and I don't pay much attention to it, other than just using it.

    Cons

    Why is there an update released almost every day of the week?? And not only that, there seem to be two concurrent updated versions being released all the time. I see a version number via CNET Download, then later in the day I see a version number EARLIER (lower) than the one I just uploaded and installed. It's extremely confusing to know if I'm installing a NEWER version, or an OLDER one, or which one I SHOULD BE installing. What gives with that?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Dropbox is a resource hog!"

    January 23, 2015  |   By paulcwest

    Version: Dropbox 3.1.274

    Pros

    It will sync your files, eventually.

    Cons

    While it syncs your files, it will hog so much of your CPU that it renders even the fastest Macs virtually unusable. Get used to taking more coffee breaks.

    Summary

    Try Google Drive or other service before you commit you company and clients to the Dropbox ecosystem that will slow down your workflow and hurt your bottom line.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Confusion about version number"

    August 3, 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great program for saving docs to other devices"

    July 9, 2014  |   By sang-froid

    Version: Dropbox 2.10.1

    Pros

    Great and easy to use.

    Cons

    To many updates!! I get anywhere from 5 to 10 updates a month! What is wrong with the program that it needs that many corrections every month??!! No other program I have has that many updates in a single year!

    Summary

    Good and easy to use but be prepared to update far more then the average program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great program but far to many updates"

    May 1, 2014  |   By sang-froid

    Version: Dropbox 2.7.53

    Pros

    The program works great and seamlessly, why the constant fix-ups?

    Cons

    Three, four and up to ten updates per month? What is with you guys? I haven't had any problems with it so the problems you are apparently fixing are not critical. Wait for a couple of weeks and them put out a monthly up-date. See for yourself. Look at all the versions under Previous Versions below.

    Summary

    Use it, but ignore all up-dates except one a month. That has worked for me and I have had zero problems with it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good program"

    March 8, 2014  |   By sang-froid

    Version: Dropbox 2.7.41

    Pros

    I use this always to sync items with my iPad for future reading.

    Cons

    To many f@*$%&#!ing updates. What's with the nearly weekly updates and no explanation for it? Give us some hints why as it is irritating to update so often.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A great option for remotely backing-up files!"

    November 30, 2013  |   By Gretchen Hurlbert

    Version: Dropbox 2.5.40

    Pros

    Easy interface! Reliable. As a bonus, it is a great way to share large files!

    Cons

    Can't think of any!

    Summary

    I am a 'back-up' maniac and use a number of different sites and devices. Dropbox is right up there at the top of my preferred options! I've been using it for a number of years and can't imagine any reason to cease doing so.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Excellent product - Installer hijacks browser settings!"

    November 29, 2013  |   By BKMiller

    Version: Dropbox 2.5.40

    Pros

    Dropbox works seamlessly in the background to sync your files. No issues at all.

    Cons

    My last download of Dropbox, through the CNET installer also hijacked my browsers (Safari, Firefox and Chrome), resetting my default home pages and search engines to Yahoo, and adding Amazon and eBay buttons on my toolbars (it did the same when I downloaded Onyx through the CNET site for my wife's MacBook Pro). CNET should be ashamed of itself to allow this.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Experimental build"

    November 28, 2013  |   By domrob

    Version: Dropbox 2.4.8

    Pros

    you get bug fixes faster

    Cons

    You're a unknowing beta tester

    Summary

    2.4.8 is the current stable build. Here you can read what the 2.5 versions are about:
    https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=108616

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