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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How can I get files on my iPad into my Dropbox?

Let's say I get a file in an email, or have it stored in GoodReader, or find a link to it on the web, and want to put it into my Dropbox using the ipad app. It seems like the only files you can add ...
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How do I get notified when the Dropbox app is updated?

I realized that I was running a very old version of Dropbox for Mac. Somehow I was not notified about the latest updates. I was expecting the same behavior as apps like 1Password. In the past, I ...
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Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?

When travelling I will need all of the "space" I can claim on my iPad. Am I correct in thinking "space" is not being taken up on the iPad by DB folders, unless I have made them favorites?
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What are some great OS X Dropbox uses?

There are a number of ways I use my Dropbox with OS X apps, or iOS devices. Some of them include: Recipe tracking: I keep a 'recipes' folder inside Together's dropbox-synced-library, so from my Mac ...
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How come Dropbox gets an icon in Finder sidebar?

How come Dropbox gets a non-generic icon in Finder's sidebar, when other directories like Google Drive and Sites (native in OS X before Lion) all have the same generic one? How can I customise the ...
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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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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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Can the iOS Dropbox app download all contents of all folders to my iPad?

Is it possible to force Dropbox on iPad to sync all files? (That is, to make it working it the same way as it does on a laptop/computer.) As far as I see, it saves only files marked as "Favorite". ...
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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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How can you do two-way Dropbox <--> local folder syncing on iOS?

On my iPhone, I sync my camera photos with Dropbox, so that after I do a photo shoot all the photos are automatically uploaded to my laptop in the Dropbox 'Camera Uploads' folder - ready to sort, edit ...
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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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How to automate DropBox startup without logging in

I'd like to have DropBox running under multiple user accounts on a Mac, even after a reboot. The Mac auto logs in as one user, not me. How to best achieve this?
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Multiple users on one machine and Dropbox

If UserA logs in to an OS X machine (at the GUI) and starts Dropbox, UserB logs in via ssh and adds a file to their Dropbox, will Dropbox work for UserB? Or does UserB need to log in via the GUI also, ...
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Is it possible to sync a folder from Dropbox to iBook in iPad?

I want to copy an folder which may contain lots of folders from Dropbox to iBook, and keep the folder hierarchy correct. I used to use GoodReader and works fine, but it crashes a lot under iOS 7.
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iPad DropBox client side encryption

I have just gotten the New IPad - my first foray into the world of Apple. I'm eager to make the most of it that I can, for both personally and for work. In order for me to be able to use it for ...
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Off-site backup of “login.keychain”

I’m using the Keychain.app to manage all my (website) passwords, and I am also using the “Password assistant” to generate secure random passwords. But obviously I’m paranoid that my laptop is lost or ...
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Can OS X access files in my Dropbox account without using space on my local hard drive?

Question in title. Is there any way for such configuration? OR at least that files are stored only on one computer. Of course I am aware that I can use internet browser version of dropbox, but I would ...
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Encrypt data before sync to dropbox?

If I have FileVault on, this will encrypt all my data on my HDD. so this said, will this send to dropbox the encrypted files or the original files?
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What is icon\r file and how do I delete them?

I notice that within my xcode project I see an icon\r file. When I go to the folder where the project is from finder, I dont see this file. I believe this is some sort of hidden file that I should ...
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How to close applications on sleep?

I have a password management application (KeePassX) of which backup I sync over Dropbox across several computers. However the password database can be open only on one computer at a time for file ...
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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 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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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 ...
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How to share a very large voice memo to Dropbox from iPod?

I am a college student and have recorded an interview for a speech assignment on my iPod. It is too large to email (about 24min). I have Dropbox on my iPod but when I try to "share" the voice memo, ...
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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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How can I move files to different Dropbox folders on my iPad?

My specific need came from using a plaintext editor (Plaintext, although the issue is similar in IA Writer, Byword, etc.) where I can create new folders to organize my .txt docs, and I create new docs ...
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How to use Dropbox for applications with Lion Versions support?

I have several Numbers files that I sync between my laptop and desktop. I upgraded both machines to Lion and the latest version of Numbers. I love the Versions feature: many of these spreadsheets that ...
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Photo edits in iOS 7 do not save when exported to PC

I applied some edits to my photo using iOS 7's default photo editor: red eye correction, auto enhance, etc. It looks great when I preview the image on iPhone, but when I look at the image on my PC it ...
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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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What is the best dropbox compatible iPad app for MS office documents?

It's pretty simple. I just got an iPad and want to get the best app to edit word documents that I have saved in my dropbox. There are many options: pages, quick office, docs to go, office2. I am ...
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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition (OS X) and Dropbox

I was trying to share the saved games of Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition using Dropbox (on OS X). Configuration files are stored in ...
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Is there a way to backup Evernote to Dropbox?

I'd like to be able to use a little bit of the space in my Dropbox account to create a backup of Evernote. This way if anything happens to Evernote cloud service I'd still have access to the Dropbox ...
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How can I edit a .docx file in Dropbox on my iPad?

I have all my papers in a .docx on Dropbox and I'd like to be able to edit them on my iPad. How do I do this? All the free editors I've tried only support reading .docx files and they don't have ...
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Why can't I open Dropbox via Launchpad?

The Dropbox app is shown in Launchpad. When I click on it's icon to launch it nothing happens and I return to my browser. Is this normal?
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Unable to start Dropbox due to permission errors

I installed Dropbox 1.6.16 and am running OS 10.7.5 (Lion). I continue to get this message and don't know how to fix: Couldn't start Dropbox This is usually because of permissions error. ...
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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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Set Bitcoin.app to mount image before opening itself

I have all the BitCoin data encrypted on an image on Dropbox. Is it possible to have a script that mounts the data right before I open the BitCoin.app ?
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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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Is there a way to auto-upload photos to Flickr on Mac?

I'm using Dropbox as my primary auto-upload tool from iOS, and I'd like to streamline the process of getting photos to Flickr. Rather than using the Flickr iOS app's built in auto-upload, I'd like to ...
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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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How do I keep the new line/line break/end of line in a file consistent across mac and windows

I use DropBox on both a windows and a mac. Whenever I add lines to a .txt file on my mac and sync it with DropBox to my windows, the "new lines" are skrewed up when reading the file on my windows, ...
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Deleted photos continue appearing in screensaver

I use one of OS X's built-in photo screensavers and point it to my Dropbox folder so that photos I add to Dropbox automatically appear. However, I've noticed that photos I've deleted from Dropbox ...
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Sync between Mac & PC version control system

Having both a PC & Mac for work, I would like to synchronize development between both devices. I could just use Dropbox or Google Drive, but I would like to have version control (git or ...
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Sharing a single Dropbox between multiple accounts on one Mac - possible?

This seems like it should be easy, but... My partner and I use a single Dropbox.com account to keep all of our joint projects synced up between our computers - and this has been working great for ...
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App for editing files in my Dropbox?

My current setup is Dropbox with a directory called /Docs, in which I have my emacs .org outline files. If you don't know about Emacs and org-mode, these files are plain text, just formatted with ** ...
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Dropbox asking for permissions to wrong folder after changing account name

I just got a new macbook and is now installing apps to it. After setting up Dropbox and everything else, I decided that I wanted to change the account name (which was previously "mac") to my name. ...
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share screenshots with Dropbox does not work

the automatically share screenshots with Dropbox does not work for me in 10.9. I’m not sure what to do, already installed the latest version of Dropbox
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Moving Files From Dropbox App to Music App

Recently my laptop was put out of commission. Since then I've downloaded some music into my iPad's Dropbox app. I would like to move this from Dropbox to the Music app, but I'm not sure of a way to do ...