Brand name cloud-based file storage system with live syncing to a web app, desktop apps, and mobile apps. Not to be confused with the native folder on OS X which people can "drop" files into.

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Is there a way Spotlight can search for files in iPhoto folder?

I keep my iPhoto library in Dropbox. Sometimes Dropbox creates “conflicted copy” labelled duplicates of files (luckily, the library ignores those files and is working properly). I want to get rid of ...
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Applescript to get Dropbox file direct/share link

Is it possible to retrieve the direct/share link of a file that is in my Dropbox folder, but not in its Public subfolder? I'd like to use that for an Alfred workflow. I saw many tutorials on how to ...
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Symlink TO dropbox folder in different user account

Recently purchased a new Mac to be used as a family Mac. We share my Dropbox account and I have installed this into my user folder. Question: Can I create a symlink into my wife's documents folder ...
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How to customize Finder's Share menu?

Is there a way to add custom services to Finder's Share menu? I have created an automator service to copy selected files to my Dropbox directory (similar to this). I enabled this service in the ...
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Is it possible to connect a single Dropbox Mac app with two or more Dropbox accounts?

Is it possible to connect a single Dropbox Mac app with two or more Dropbox accounts? Assume I have corporate and private account. How can I use a single dropbox app for them?
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What is the best way to backup photos & videos from iPhoto online?

I'd love to use Dropbox to back up all my photos and videos, especially from iPhoto. But I'm not exactly sure the best way to do this is, given that I know that my 2 computers with iPhoto directories ...
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Applications (Google Drive, Dropbox, Eclipse, etc) only start when I launch them from within their package

I am running Mountain Lion and I have an issue when trying to start certain applications: Dropbox, Google Drive and Eclipse. If I click their icon inside the Applications Folder or I try to launch ...
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Symlink to hidden file

I have 2 macs, and use Dropbox a lot. On my MacBook I have one folder synced with Dropbox (through a symlink, ln -s ~/folder ~/Dropbox) that is actually in my ~/Library directory, so it's hidden. It ...
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How can I import private keys to iSSH app in iPhone?

Suppose a private key in Dropbox/server. I have tried copying it from Dropbox to iPhone's default clipboard and then to iSSH app but there is no area to paste it in iSSH, very unintuitive ...
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How can I turn ~/Documents into a symlink?

I keep my Documents in an encrypted directory in Dropbox (~/Dropbox/encrypted), which I then mount at ~/clear when I log in. On my other Macs, I have change ~/Documents to a symlink that points at ...
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Share a Mail.app mailbox between multiple computers

I have a Mail.app mailbox on my Mac where I archive mails received from an IMAP account which has a relatively strict quota on mailbox size (500MB). I write mails into the archive once a month (as I ...
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How can I do a full text search of plaintext files in my DropBox folder?

I understand that Spotlight will search the full text of files in any folder and will show files that contain instances of the searched text. But I would also like to see highlighted instances of the ...
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Is there an iPad text editor that supports c and Objective C and has an elegant dropbox sync solution?

I've been using Textastic and the Obj-C support is great but the Dropbox connection is kind of like firing blind — there's not really a way to tell whether the server or the iPad has the latest ...
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How to disable Gatekeeper alerts on opening text files synced with Dropbox?

I use WriteRoom to create and edit text files on the Mac (10.8.2). I keep these files in my DropBox (v1.6.14) folder so that they're synced to the cloud and can be edited on my iOS devices and other ...
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Dropbox syncing issue (permissions) after new hard drive migration on OS X

Since upgrading my hard drive (and reinstalling OS X), doing an OS X "Migration" to the new drive, and finally re-logging into Dropbox, I now show 700 files have syncing issues. This shows up when I ...
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what are some good apps for backing up all iphone data to dropbox?

I'm already using the Dropbox iPhone app, but it only backs up my photos. Basically, I'm looking for the iPhone equivalent of the Android "SanDisk Memory Zone" app, which automatically and regularly ...
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How to duplicate an entire dropbox directory tree to skydrive?

I've got a directory tree set up in my Dropbox folder. For redundancy, I'd like to duplicate that entire tree in SkyDrive. I'd like everything to update and sync automatically (from Dropbox to ...
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Skydrive reports errors synchronizing files shared with VirtualBox

I'm getting the following errors when synchronizing my Skydrive I believe the issue is that I save my Windows 7 based Virtual Box files on the Mac. See below how I share files between the guest ...
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How to share annotations in PDFs between iPad and MacBook?

At the moment I use Dropbox to share PDFs between my MacBook and iPad. It works very well, except sharing annotations in the PDF-files. I open the PDF using Adobe Reader on my iPad and add some ...
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iPad: DjVU reader with the support for DropBox?

Does there exist an excellent reader for DjVU with the the key property i.e. the support for DropBox so I can download DjVU files easily to it from my DropBox and upload stuff to DropBox from it?
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Putting iBank on Dropbox

I'm wondering if anyone has put an iBank file on dropbox and accessed it from different machines. Are there any gotcha's or will it work just as if it was residing locally but with the benefit of ...
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Is there an application for creating an text inventory of media files and/or applications

For insurance purposes, I would like to keep a list of the following: All of the movie files on my Mac All of the music files on my Mac All of the applications on my Mac The lists needs to be ...
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How do I use Automator to add files download via Transmission to iTunes?

Here's the setup… Computer A - Running Transmission - placing files in a Dropbox folder - Uses iTunes Match to load music from Computer B's iTunes library - Is always running Computer B - Shares ...
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How to back up iPhoto and iTunes using Dropbox

Could someone explain in simple terms exactly how to back up iPhoto and iTunes (and if possible keep it synced) using Dropbox, please? I have purchased some additional space with Dropbox to do this, ...
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Corporate alternatives to DropBox for iPad

I am currently the only iPad user in a large company, and am loving using it, especially for meetings. I keep a lot of information relevant to meetings on DropBox, such as minutes, reports, ...
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Dropbox and login items list

I have Dropbox installed on my Mac with OS X Lion 10.8.2. I don't use it often, so I eliminated it from the login item list. However, every time I open Dropbox from the application folder, it ...
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Change directory for screenshots on IPad for using Dropbox

I would like to change the directory for the screenshots in a way that dropbox uploads it automatially. There are a lot of tutorials on MAC OS but I cannot find it for IPad. Does someone knows how to ...
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geolocate iPad via Dropbox activity

Is it possible to find the location of an iPad via Dropbox activity? We are looking for a 'lost' iPad and don't have any other app that might be able to give us information.
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How to stream my video files from the cloud?

I use Dropbox to backup all my important files, but I'm running out of storage space on my computer. Many of the files are video files that take up the majority of my storage, and it's not imperative ...
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How to remove duplicate and unclickable Dropbox folder shortcut in Finder sidebar?

Here is a screenshot of my Finder sidebar with the non-functional duplicate Dropbox folder shortcut: How can I remove this non-functional duplicate Dropbox folder shortcut from the sidebar? I have ...
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How to use Dropbox to share files in Finder by right click on Mac OS 10.8?

In Mac OS 10.7, when I right click a file in Dropbox folder, there's a "Dropbox" option which could share files or get the URL of the file. Also there's a "Dropbox" button in Finder's toolbar. But in ...
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1 old (Snow Leopard) iMac & 2 newer (Mountain Lion) MacBooks — iCloud or DropBox?

I have an old iMac (circa 2006, Intel Core Duo) which is running Snow Leopard (somewhat slowly) and cannot be upgraded to Mountain Lion, so there's no iCloud on that machine. I also have 2 MacBook ...
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Permissions issues with shared folder

OK, I'm a certified Apple fan-boy but there are at least a dozen (or more) things that just REALLY annoy me with Apple. One of the big ones is multiple users using the same Mac. For example, I have ...
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Is FileVault 2 causing issues with TextExpander sync using Dropbox? [closed]

After turning on FileVault on my newly "Lionized" early-2011 MBP, I noticed that TextExpander was resetting to the default snippets that it comes with. The issue appears to have arisen after turning ...
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Video backup solution in the Cloud

I'm about to purchase the new Macbook Pro with Retina display and I want to get the cheapest version. But it only comes with a 256gbyte hard drive. I probably use 30gbytes for all my data and ...
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Sync dropbox to native iPad folder?

I have a Dropbox account, and an iPad. How do I sync the Dropbox account to a native folder on the iPad so that I don't have to manually open the Dropbox app to open/edit a file, find attachments for ...
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How can I keep copies of my iCloud documents in Dropbox?

More and more of my favorite apps are beginning to include support for document syncing via iCloud. I like the idea of using iCloud to store my documents, but for several reasons I'm not ready to ...
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Should I use Dropbox or Aperture to back up iPhone photos?

I want to back up my iPhone 4 photos and have been just downloading them into Aperture and then deleting them from my phone. No desire to do any of the various sharing options, I just want to make ...
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Streaming music from dropbox to iPad

Is there really no way to stream music from dropbox to iPad and play MORE THAN ONE song at once and without giving third parties (Boxytunes etc) my dropbox password?
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How do I setup 1Password on a second machine to use a shared Agile Keychain file in Dropbox?

This should be so straightforward but it's not working for me. I've followed Agile Bit's help guide for setting up a new Mac but it's not working. I have 1Password installed on one machine. It's ...
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Developer setup install script, with Homebrew & Dropbox?

Installing development tools is not too hard these days, with the likes of Homebrew - http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ ... So I thought I would try to write a script with the homebrew installation and ...
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Dropbox sync alike app, that use own web server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dropbox-like client for FTP? or WebDAV? or CMIS? Is there any Dropbox sync alike app , that can -use own ftp server -sync like Dropbox(if there is a change is local ...
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How do you customize Lion Finder sidebar icons?

I'm not looking to hack resources or use SIMBL plugins, but I would like to be able to show custom icons in the Lion sidebar. As far as I've understood custom icons on the folder no longer show up in ...
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How can I put my music on dropbox without moving the iTunes folder

I want to copy just my music (not films/tv/etc, so I cant just move the iTunes folder) on to dropbox, so I can listen to it from anywhere for free, but without copying the music as my hard drive space ...
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Mac: back up to cloud storage or iPod

I need to hand back my current MacBook Pro, and setup up a new one. What I want is to save my all user-specific data and, maybe, all the programs installed (not necessary). I believe it is possible, ...
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How do I move a file into a folder in the iOS version of DropBox?

I uploaded a file from my email to DropBox on my iPad. Then I got several more files of the same type and realized that it would be appropriate to keep all of them in a folder. I created the folder ...
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Why is Dropbox erring on startup?

I opened up Dropbox and received this error: I am on an Intel i5 MBP running 10.6.8. Dropbox is version 1.1.45. Console log: 11/1/11 9:54:56 AM [0x0-0x156156].com.getdropbox.dropbox[2434] ...
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Opening documents inside Dropbox iOS app

I have installed drop box iOS app. It syncs with the documents that I have on the pc. Is there any way I can open a word/excel file inside the drop box app with a document editing app like Documents, ...
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How do I sync games save data across different computers?

Is there a way to continue saved games (e.g., Cave Story) across multiple machines? I.e., I play Cave Story on my iMac, but would occasionally like to pick up a saved game from my MacBook too. It ...
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File sharing between OSX Lion (10.7) and OSX Tiger (10.4)

I recently purchased an iMac with OSX Lion already installed. My parents have an iMac running 10.4 Tiger. I have been trying to file share between the two but when I try to open the dropbox (from ...