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Dropbox – Folder Sync over the Internet

Dropbox iconDropbox is an application that manages a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. Dropbox allows you to keep this folder up-to-date between systems.

Dropbox is available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS (iPhone & iPad), and other mobile devices.

Getting started with Dropbox is easy:

  1. Watch the introductory video on the Dropbox site.
  2. Create an account on the Dropbox site. (Using the video link in step 1 added a 500 MB bonus to your free 2 GB account.)
  3. Download and install the Dropbox application on your primary Mac.
  4. Launch Dropbox (in the Applications folder).

On your other computers and/or mobile devices, install and set up Dropbox (using your account created in step 2 above).

Dropbox Encore – 2 Dropbox accounts

Dropbox Encore iconDropbox shared folders let two users (i.e., two accounts) share a folder of files. See the Dropbox Help for more information.

But sometimes Dropbox Sharing is not what you want, e.g., independent work and home accounts. Dropbox Encore enables a second instance of Dropbox to run in a single Mac OS X user account.

See the Dropbox Encore 1.0 page for more information, including installation instructions.

Dropbox Encore is a freeware application from the Joy of Macs.

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