Storage and syncing files hassle-free
Dropbox for Mac delivers simple storage for large files and photos, and lets you share those documents with others without any problem. When collaborating or sharing files across multiple devices, this tool can be your go-to resource for everyday tasks.
Pick up where you left off
Dropbox is a straightforward tool that promises easy syncing and sharing capabilities.
When you install Dropbox on your Mac, you can set it up to load upon startup and integrate with Finder. Dropbox will act like any other folder on your Mac and make file storage and syncing clean and efficient. As Dropbox has been around for some time, most other platforms and apps will work well with the software. This means you can share your data with all of your devices without any issue.
The program is a simple tool to use; just place a file in the Dropbox folder, and it will instantly sync to your cloud storage. You can then access this file from any other device logged in to your account. Simple symbols, such as a blue circle to show syncing and a green tick to show completion, mean you don’t need to be tech-savvy to complete tasks.
Although the free storage is a good way to try out Dropbox, you'll have to take a large leap to enjoy the next level of storage of 1TB. iCloud, however, involves slower progression, with the second step reaching 50GB. You'll see that you won't find middle ground in the case of Dropbox.
When it comes to file storage, security is a critical component. Dropbox has implemented some top security methods, including two-factor authentication. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have zero-knowledge encryption, which means metadata extracted from files remains as plain text that isn’t encrypted.
Where can you run this program?
The program runs on OS X Yosemite 10.10 up to macOS Mojave 10.14. It’s also available on Android and Windows.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Dropbox is a good choice, but alternatives like Google Drive give you more flexibility with storage.
Dropbox is all in all practical, whether it is sharing files or syncing numerous documents. If it falls short in one aspect, it is primarily the lack of an intermediate storage space option.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you want to maximize your file storage, it’s a great addition to be used in conjunction with other services.
- Instant syncing
- Integrates with OS
- Easy to use
- Storage limitations
- Uncomfortable folder structure