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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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"This is an Experimental Build"

March 29, 2013  |  By remo

2013-03-29 12:39:12  |  By remo

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.1.5


Love the software and I use it every day


I don't have any experience with this particular version since it an experimental version. CNET needs to stop listing these releases as new and label them as betas.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.5
  • Dropbox context menu items are no longer in a submenu
  • Dropbox no longer uses the discrete graphics card on 10.8.3 for 2010 MBPs (yay Max!)
  • Improved accessibility support for the menu on Windows
  • Option-clicking displays the old menu on Mac
  • Fix an issue with notifications not displaying properly
  • Improved the hit target for dismissing the new menu
  • Selectively synced folders that are deleted remotely can now be un-selectively synced
  • Fix an issue which caused a resync after upgrade
  • The Dropbox folder can now be placed in the root (C:\Dropbox)
  • Fix an issue which caused spurious conflicted copies
  • Recently Changed files now show the correct time
  • Deleted files no longer appear in Recently Changed
  • Fix issues with extended attribute syncing
  • Fix issues with Camera Uploads on Mac, XP, and Win8
Publisher Dropbox
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Release Date March 29, 2013
Date Added March 29, 2013
Version 2.1.5
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 52.33MB
File Name Dropbox 3.14.2.dmg
Total Downloads 410,221
Downloads Last Week 346
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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