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Had It With the Dropbox App? Here Are Five Alternative Dropbox Clients

Wednesday December 1, 2021 3:19 am PST by
The Dropbox app has a troubled reputation among Mac users. The client is often called out for using significant system resources, even when it's not doing anything in the background. And when it does lurch into action, syncing with Dropbox's servers can sometimes be painfully slow, for no obvious reason. Added to this is the fact that almost a year after the first Macs with the M1 chip...

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Dropbox Plans to Release Mac App Beta With Full Support for macOS Monterey in Fourth Quarter

Thursday August 11, 2022 1:30 pm PDT by
Dropbox plans to release a public beta of its Mac desktop app with full support for macOS Monterey and later in the early fourth quarter of 2022, a company representative said today in a forum post shared on Reddit. With the release of macOS 12.3 in March, Apple deprecated kernel extensions used by cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive, resulting in users being unable to open...
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Apple Confirms macOS 12.3 Deprecates Kernel Extensions Used by Dropbox and OneDrive

Thursday January 27, 2022 10:29 am PST by
Apple today seeded the first beta of macOS 12.3 to developers for testing. In the release notes for the update, Apple confirms that it has deprecated kernel extensions used by Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive and notes that both cloud storage services have replacements for the functionality currently in beta. Earlier this week, Dropbox announced that users who update to macOS 12.3 may...
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macOS 12.3 Will Include Cloud Storage Changes Affecting Dropbox and OneDrive

Tuesday January 25, 2022 2:31 pm PST by
Dropbox today announced that users who update to macOS 12.3 once that software version becomes available may temporarily encounter issues with opening online-only files in some third-party apps on their Mac. In a support document and an email to customers, Dropbox said it is actively working on full support for online-only files on macOS 12.3 and will begin rolling out an updated version of...
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Dropbox Mac App With Apple Silicon Support Now Available to All Beta Users

Thursday January 13, 2022 12:01 am PST by
Following limited testing of native support, Dropbox's Mac app built for Apple silicon is now available to all beta testers. Earlier this month, Dropbox began testing native Apple silicon support with a handful of beta testers, promising to expand testing to all beta users before the end of the month. Now, all Dropbox users who have enabled "Early releases" in their account preferences will...
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Dropbox Finally Begins Testing Mac App With Native Apple Silicon Support

Thursday January 6, 2022 11:37 pm PST by
Dropbox has finally begun testing a native version of its Mac app with Apple silicon support, following widespread criticism from customers and users who initially thought it had no plans to take advantage of the latest Macs powered by Apple's custom processors. In October, official responses to comments on the Dropbox forums suggested Dropbox had no plans to add support for Apple silicon...
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Dropbox Planning to Add Native Apple Silicon Support to Mac App in First Half of 2022 [Updated]

Thursday October 28, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Update 9:45 a.m.: In a reply on Twitter, Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston apologized for the confusion sparked by the "not ideal" support responses and said that Dropbox is "certainly supporting Apple silicon" with a native Apple silicon build planned for release in the first half of next year. Original article below. We're certainly supporting Apple Silicon, sorry for the confusion. We've ...
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Dropbox Expanding Its Password Manager to Free Users With Limitations

Tuesday March 16, 2021 6:38 am PDT by
Dropbox today announced that it will be rolling out a limited version of its Dropbox Passwords password manager to users with a free Dropbox Basic account in early April. The feature launched last year for paying subscribers only. Dropbox Basic users will be able to store up to 50 passwords, with automatic syncing on up to three devices. These limits are likely in place to incentivize users...
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Dropbox Launches Password Manager, File Vault, and More Across iPhone and Mac

Wednesday August 12, 2020 8:26 am PDT by
Dropbox today announced that it has made three new features available to the public following beta testing, including a password manager, file vault, and automatic computer backup functionality on the Mac and PC, as noted by The Verge. An overview of the new features:Dropbox Passwords: Similar to 1Password, this password manager allows you to save your account usernames and passwords and...
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Dropbox Touts New Collaborative Cloud Storage Management App

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:12 am PDT by
Dropbox on Tuesday announced a new client for Mac and Windows that seeks to make the cloud storage service a "meta-platform" for collaborative tools in the productivity workspace. Called "the new Dropbox," the client aims to let teams create and collaborate without ever leaving the app, by enabling them to create and edit Google and Microsoft-based documents, spreadsheets and slides, start...
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Dropbox's Free Storage Plan Now Limited to Three Devices

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:39 am PDT by
Dropbox users who have a free Dropbox account are now limited to using that account on a total of three devices, according to new information added to the Dropbox website and spotted on Twitter (via The Verge). Dropbox says that as of March 2019, "Basic" users, which is the free tier, can add their account to three devices. Dropbox users who already have their account attached to more than...
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Dropbox Increases Storage Space for Professional and Business Standard Customers

Monday July 30, 2018 10:00 am PDT by
Dropbox today announced that it is increasing the amount of storage space available to many of its paid subscribers for no additional charge. Starting today, Dropbox Professional accounts get 2TB of storage space, while Business Standard teams have access to 3TB of shared storage space. According to Dropbox, its new storage limits give customers more freedom to free up phone and hard...
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Dropbox Launches New 'Dropbox Professional' Account Option for Freelancers

Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:11 am PDT by
Dropbox today introduced a new account option called Dropbox Professional, aimed at individuals who need more storage and features than are available with a standard Plus account, but don't need a business account. Priced at $19.99 per month, Dropbox Professional offers 1TB of storage and it includes a new feature called Dropbox Showcase. Dropbox Showcase allows for Dropbox content to be...
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Dropbox Introduces New Brand Design With Bright Colors, Revamped Logo and New Typeface

Tuesday October 3, 2017 3:58 pm PDT by
Dropbox today announced a major brand redesign that focuses on bright, contrasting colors, with a new logo design, new illustration style, and a revamped signature font. According to Dropbox, the new design "juxtaposes color pairs in bold, unexpected ways," which will be used for marketing and branding purposes. The new colors will be applied to the redesigned Dropbox logo, which features the...
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Dropbox Paper For iOS Gains Offline Mode and Multiple Language Support

Wednesday April 12, 2017 3:25 am PDT by
Dropbox's collaborative editing software Paper received an update to its iOS app on Tuesday that allows users to edit their documents offline. Similar to Google Docs, Paper offers Dropbox account holders a minimalist document editor and conversational tools for collaborative projects. Users review and revise work in a single, shared space which includes an image gallery feature, advanced...
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Dropbox Launches Collaborative Office Suite 'Paper', Plus 'Smart Sync' for Business Users

Tuesday January 31, 2017 2:10 am PST by
Dropbox yesterday officially launched its collaborative editing software called Paper, following six months of public beta testing. Similar to Google Docs, the service offers Dropbox account holders a minimalist document editor and conversational tools for collaborative projects. Paper lets users review and revise work in a single, shared space which includes an image gallery feature, advanced ...
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Dropbox for iOS Gains PDF Signing Tool, Messages Integration and Picture-in-Picture Support

Tuesday October 11, 2016 9:30 am PDT by
Dropbox for iOS is being updated today with iOS 10 support and new features to improve the file storage and sharing experience. With Messages integration, Dropbox users can select Dropbox files from within the Messages app and share them with friends and colleagues, alleviating the need to open the Dropbox app and copy a link. A new Dropbox widget can be added to the lock screen, providing...
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macOS Sierra Addresses Dropbox Security Concerns by Explicitly Asking for Accessibility User Permission

Tuesday September 20, 2016 2:32 pm PDT by
Following Dropbox-related security concerns that surfaced earlier this month, developer Phil Stokes has confirmed that macOS Sierra now explicitly requires apps to ask for user permission to access Accessibility (via Daring Fireball). Users can give access to an app, or click "not now" to deny the request. Concerns were raised after it was demonstrated that Dropbox appears in System...
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Dropbox Responds to Mac 'Security Risk' Accusations [Updated]

Monday September 12, 2016 3:16 am PDT by
Dropbox has said it needs to do a "better job" of communicating its OS X integration, after claims emerged online that its Mac app was phishing for user passwords and even "hacks" the operating system on installation. Developers of the cloud storage service were forced to reply to accusations which appeared on Hacker News that the client app was a security risk and "couldn't be trusted",...
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Dropbox Hack in 2012 Targeted Over 60 Million Accounts

Wednesday August 31, 2016 5:24 am PDT by
After Dropbox forced a password reset on any user who hadn't changed their login credentials since mid-2012 -- due to a hack faced by the company that year -- new information has surfaced recently detailing the extent of the user data leak. According to a collection of files obtained by Motherboard, containing the email addresses and hashed passwords of the affected user base, a total of...
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Dropbox Requiring Users to Change Old Passwords Dating Back to Mid-2012

Friday August 26, 2016 2:11 am PDT by
Dropbox yesterday emailed users who have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to inform them they will be prompted to do so the next time they log in. The cloud storage firm called the action a "preventative measure" and said that there was no indication user accounts had been improperly accessed. Users who held passwords created after mid-2012 were not affected, said the company. In...