Dropbox launches to the public!

Posted by Drew Houston on September 11, 2008

It’s been a wild, almost two-year ride.

It started in Boston’s South Station in November 2006 where one night, while waiting for the Chinatown bus to New York, I wrote the first lines of code of what eventually became Dropbox. I had forgotten my USB drive at home and was frustrated that I couldn’t get any “real work” done.

Arash joined shortly thereafter, and we set up shop in Cambridge for the Y Combinator program. That summer is worthy of many blog posts, but we have countless fond memories of coding like crazy and setting our own hours (“the sun’s come up again, we really should go home, no really…”)

Our office sublet had “personality.” When we arrived, our little room was bare except for a framed portrait of a donkey, and a whiteboard which permanently bore the vestiges of some earlier startup’s plan for world domination, no matter how many times we scrubbed it. And the entryway always smelled “interesting”, to put it delicately.

Fast forward to today. We’re in San Francisco; we’ve got a beautiful office and comfy chairs. There are few visible remnants of our humble beginnings, but the spirit remains the same. In the meantime, we’ve built an amazing team, work with fantastic investors, and most importantly have been fortunate enough to have tens of thousands of people from all over the world try Dropbox and participate in our vibrant community.

We’re excited to announce, after what’s been a long wait for many of the folks on our beta list, and a great launch at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco, that Dropbox is finally publicly available for everyone to try. (Go get it!)

Of course, we’ve got a few other announcements.

We get hundreds of feature requests, but none have been as passionate (or persistent) as those for a Linux client. Of course, it helps that we’re Linux zealots ourselves, with about half of us using Linux as our primary desktop environment. Dropbox for Linux is something we needed too. So we’re happy to announce that the Linux client goes live today, and is functionally identical to our Windows and Mac versions. (Special thanks to our alpha testers, and the poets in the forums.)

Sometimes you need your files on the run, and we were amazed that no one had made it easy. So we developed an iPhone-optimized interface that lets you get to your Dropbox from anywhere, including special support for photo galleries. (It works great on other mobile browsers, too.)

Our most common request has been for more storage. Next week, you’ll be able to buy a 50GB Dropbox for $9.99/month, or $99.99/year. Don’t worry — the free 2GB accounts will always be free, and you can keep the amount of space you had in the beta. Stay tuned for more on this.

As always, we’ve been blown away by your support and enthusiasm — nearly 200,000 people signed up for the waiting list — and we read every piece of feedback and every tweet.

So thanks again, and let us know how we can make Dropbox continue to change the way you think about your files and storage.

UPDATE: We’ve been dugg — show us some love :)

153 Comments to Dropbox launches to the public!

Ted
September 11, 2008

Congrats on going live to the general public! I've been using DropBox for about 6 months now, and it's awesome.

I'm still amazed that MobileMe doesn't allow iPhone access to the iDisk, let alone an iPhone optimized interface. Kudos to DropBox for “getting it”. Can you guess who's getting my $100 next year?

Semi
September 11, 2008

Yay news – and it's awesome news! ^^

Semi
September 11, 2008

Yay news – and it's awesome news! ^^

Guest
September 11, 2008

is that the fung wah bus you refer to in south station?

Dave Ambrose
September 11, 2008

Congratulations guys and job well done! I wish you the best of luck.

Great meeting you last night Drew.

Jake
September 11, 2008

Thanks guys!!

Bryan
September 11, 2008

Great job guys! This is truly an accomplishment to be proud of, keep up the good work.

Domino
September 11, 2008

When you guys will put the option to back-up any directory in my computer than my 100$ will go to you, definitely.

Untill then I am still using S3 from Amazon

Michael V.
September 11, 2008

Hi!

So far it was really fun to be a part of the community that supported the team by developing new ideas or by insisting on features ;-)

It's great that the team had the courage to finally go into the wild. I hope that it will remain as stable as it was for a long time. And I hope that the team won't stop developing new features we all would like to see.

But … after the last days you all deserve some rest.

So lay down and relax for a week.

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Better one day.

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Hmm … one hour should be enough … ;-)

Michael

Peter Christensen
September 11, 2008

Some beta praise from a few months ago: http://www.pchristensen.com/bl

Mike
September 11, 2008

Congrats! Awesome product/service.

spacebear
September 11, 2008

Congrats, guys! You really deserved it.

I have followed you for a few months already, and was always sold on your enthusiasm and your always friendly responses. Keep it up!

And: $9.99/month for 50GB sounds perfectly reasonable.

I'm happy :)

linhares
September 11, 2008

Thanks for all the invisible magic! It's a fantastic service, and I hope you'll monetize it in a big way! Best of luck!

selcuk
September 11, 2008

THE CHINA BUS WAS IT WAH FUN WAH? i went on that bus for $15 the other day from boston to nyc. hahaha its cheap nice ride.

Daniel Ma
September 11, 2008

Great job guys. I've been part of the beta and i can't say enough good things about dropbox to anyone.

Ryan
September 12, 2008

Congrats. One tip though you really need an about page that describes your product, has some screen shots, and tells users about the feature set as well as addresses security and encryption.

pageman
September 12, 2008

tried dropbox yesterday! it's awesome awesome awesome! keep up the good work guys! :)

Don
September 12, 2008

how to sign in? the invitation code is no longer work?

Yousuf
September 12, 2008

Congrats. Fantastic! I love this app.

Thor Marius K.H
September 12, 2008

It's been a wild ride since the beta started. Loads of questions and discussions in the forums. Great to see that you're opening up now! As Michael said, it's been a wild ride. Oh those haiku poems.

Great job you guys. Now, let me translate Dropbox!

xxx
September 12, 2008

Too bad the Linux client is partially binary-only crap :-(

I don't know what reasons could you possibly have to not open source the daemon too, I can only imagine there's some uber secret in there — which makes the protocol *by definition* unsecure (that's security 101, really) and Dropbox untrustworthy. If you're offering secure storage, you ought to be able to survive peer review.

And that's on top of notorious problems with binary-only things on Linux. Color me not impressed.

Andrew
September 12, 2008

Any ideas on having a incremental cost per GB? I wouldn't mind paying extra for something like 500GB.

Bill
September 12, 2008

Dropbox is quickly becoming a favorite app for me. I have a home office with three computers at home and 3 at work including one Mac. Keeping the files straight was an ongoing nightmare. Dropbox is helping me to tame the beast and get all of these little monsters on the same page. Thanks and the only thing I could want is one of those free 50 gig accounts to be truely content.

by2sell
September 12, 2008

Maybe Dropbox can help the Reps reach across to the Dems like it has helped my PC's reach out to my Mac. Great job, I am always amazed when an app works like it is supposed to before the 1st or 2nd upgrade.

Novioplan
September 12, 2008

Congrats! I just installed Dropbox her on my IMac (in the Netherlands)

I will give it a try, but I believe right now the prommissis are very good.

Thanks for the invite.

Ton

cubus
September 12, 2008

This service is really looking promising. Congratulations with the work over the past 2 years.

Going to give it a try.

Ruiz
September 12, 2008

Using Windows Vista Business SP1 – Installer does not work. No idea why. I have full administrative privileges.

Error Message:

See the logfile 'C:Program FilesDropboxDropbox.exe.log' for details

Dropbox.exe.log:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

</module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module>

Golden Ape
September 12, 2008

Yeh, I've got exactly this error too. Also running Vista Business (32) SP1. I've tried run as admin and compatibility mode but not luck.

nick
September 12, 2008

Just tried DropBox and i have to say its awesome! This is something that has been needed for ages and you guys have certainly created a fantastic product! Keep up the good work :-)

Anders
September 12, 2008

All the best to you guys – you have created a product that is an exact fit to oru needs!

sprvr
September 12, 2008
Papa Bodehase
September 12, 2008

I'm just wondering, what i can do with dropbox, that can't be done with a ssh-mapped webspace that i own?

Papa Bodehase
September 12, 2008

I'm just wondering, what i can do with dropbox, that can't be done with a ssh-mapped webspace that i own?

Hyaena
September 12, 2008

Congratulations! I’ve been using Dropbox for a while and it's awesome!

roi
September 12, 2008

Great news, congrats and thanks for the great product!

Chris Jackson
September 12, 2008

Drew, Congratulations!

You've come a log way since I chatted with you about DropBox at MIT and the WebInno in Boston a few years ago. I was one of the first beta users of DropBox and I still use – happily. Really good and useful piecie of software.

Keep up the good work and congrats again.

Chris Jackson

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Jannica
September 12, 2008

I absolutely, seriously, beyond-a-doubt, unbelievably, passionately LOVE Dropbox. I wish your company great success! :-)

Zack
September 12, 2008

This is wonderful. Good Job. Very useful.

afjudge
September 12, 2008

Hoooray! It's been a long wait for the public invite, but well worth it. So simple, so clever, so why didn't I think of it? The Hotmail idea of the 00's? Good luck, guys. I hope you make a fortune!!!

JP
September 12, 2008

Sweet. How do I get Dropbox optimized for the iPhone?

carlos
September 12, 2008

Hi have ann error In Windows 2000, right after DropBox starts:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 174, in <module>

File “dropbox.py“, line 169, in main_startup

File “archwin32startup.pyc”, line 300, in main_thread_loop

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “uiwx_core.pyc”, line 4, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “wx__init__.pyc”, line 45, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “wx_core.pyc”, line 4, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 98, in load_module

ImportError: MemoryLoadLibrary failed loading wx_core_.pyd

Exception in thread AUTHENTICATE (most likely raised during interpreter shutdown):

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “threading.pyc”, line 486, in __bootstrap_inner

File “client_apiauthenticate.pyc”, line 204, in run

<type 'exceptions.importerror'=”">: No module named ui.setupwizard

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 174, in <module>

File “dropbox.py“, line 169, in main_startup

File “archwin32startup.pyc”, line 300, in main_thread_loop

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “uiwx_core.pyc”, line 4, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “wx__init__.pyc”, line 45, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “wx_core.pyc”, line 4, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 98, in load_module

ImportError: MemoryLoadLibrary failed loading wx_core_.pyd

Exception in thread AUTHENTICATE (most likely raised during interpreter shutdown):

</module></module></module></module></type></module></module></module></module>

steve
September 12, 2008

I expect the secret is in the mechanisms used to synchronise the files, rather than the protocol itself.

Jordi Linares
September 12, 2008

It's just fantastic. I work in Windows, Mac and Linux; so thank you very much for such a good product and to have linux users in mind … the web interface, the clients, tutorials, docs etc. everything an example on how to be a technological leader.

JJ
September 12, 2008

!$%#@!#!!

I watched the promo video, I took the tour, I read the FAQ, and I still have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how much storage I get when I sign up. This seems like a rather important piece of information to put on your site, I would think!

The FAQ even goes so far as to say that more storage will be available for purchase in the future, without saying how much is available free now.

I thought it might be mentioned in the forums, but I'm not allowed to even see the forums until after I've already signed up. No way to contact support — or anybody else — either. (Not that I blame them.)

Finally I came here, to the blog, and this post mentions in passing that free users get 2GB.

A lot of users won't bother to look that hard. And they won't bother to sign up for an online storage service that won't even tell them how much space they get.

david
September 12, 2008

I've been waiting to get Dropbox for months!

This is so damn useful!!

Jeff Judge
September 12, 2008

I've been using the service for months and continue to love it. Thank you so much for creating it, and congratulations on the public launch. Now get back to those comfy chairs and code :)

Mike
September 12, 2008

Amazing!! Amazing!! I've been using it and just amazed! Pretty Neat!

fashionista808
September 12, 2008

Sweetness, linux client? iPhone compatible? What more could we want!

Studiomedical
September 12, 2008

Thanks for developing a great product, I heard about Dropbox a few months ago on a Podcast then signed up to be notified when you releasd it on the 11th in the meantime a friend of mine tried Live Mesh and FoldeShare and and SyncToy we both believe that Dropbox is much easier to use and like you say “It Just Works” Can't wait for more storage space and take a little rest for yourself you guys deserve it.

Baumi
September 12, 2008

Please don't sell this great service to google or microsoft! It's great to have an independent data storage somewhere there in the internet cloud … thanks guys

marco
September 12, 2008

thanks, your work is great!

maciakl
September 12, 2008

I'm thrilled that you now have a working Linux client but I'm really disappointed that it relies on nautilus. What about millions of us KDE users? Do you have any plans for making a Dolphin/Konquerror plugin as well?

Alex Funk
September 12, 2008

congrats to you guys and with continued success, great simple to use, useful product!!!

Jodacardo
September 12, 2008

First test very positive, it looks great

Thank you !!!

Jon Moss
September 12, 2008

Congrats guys! Superb news and you deserve every success :-)

Curious George
September 12, 2008

won't MSFT mesh kill this?

or for that matter the million other alternatives in this space?

also with storage getting cheaper, is that how you are making your margins?

Daniel Andersson
September 12, 2008

Really great!

acdasd
September 12, 2008

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minjay
September 13, 2008

I couldn't install dropbox.

Maybe… I use Windows Vista, that's why I couldn't install it.

I really want to know how I can solve this problem.

phoebuzz
September 13, 2008

my gentoo baby loves it!

hjp
September 13, 2008

Congratulation!

Dustin
September 13, 2008

2 years is along time to develop a piece of software, but what came out was defiantly worth it

Jennifer
September 13, 2008

i am totally blown away! this is the solution i think i have been looking for! this is amazing!

按时
September 13, 2008
Alexey Sidorenko
September 13, 2008

Yeah, I've got the same problem. I have Vista Home Basic

balsamiq
September 13, 2008

Congrats DropBoxers! UX FTW!

R
September 13, 2008

any plans for other lnaguages???

Praveen
September 13, 2008

You guys rock! Awesome job so far. I love Dropbox!

Alexander
September 13, 2008

Just found out about your service and registered an account. Loving the nice integration of my dropbox into my gnome desktop already! Well done!

eragle
September 13, 2008

In a word: awesome. I see no reason why I won't be upgrading to a 50 gig box. This is something that seems like it should have been invented a long time ago.

remote
September 13, 2008

this thing is gonna be a HUGE success…

looks very promising.

Lasse
September 13, 2008

I _really_ like DropBox- good work, guys and many thank`s!

bugsnw
September 13, 2008

If I had known how to code, this is exactly what I would have created. I can't believe this isn't a feature of every OS.

It solves File Sharing issues as well.

May you guys be rewarded handsomely! Awesome work!

Sebastian
September 13, 2008

Good work boys!

Gordon Talley
September 13, 2008

Sorry, Dropbox is crashing for me (refuses to launch) on Mac OS 10.4.11. Console notes multiple lines of :

Looking for devices matching vendor ID=1193 and product ID=8717

then files a crash log. I tried several times to launch. This is the last of the logs:

**********

Host Name: xxxxxx

Date/Time: 2008-09-12 18:22:26.940 -0400

OS Version: 10.4.11 (Build 8S165)

Report Version: 4

Command: Dropbox

Path: /Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/Dropbox

Parent: WindowServer [77]

Version: Dropbox 0.6.384 (0.6.384)

PID: 925

Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0×0001)

Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0×0002) at 0×00000020

Thread 0 Crashed:

0 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x9083ad64 CFBundleGetDataPointerForName + 24

1 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x908548b8 CFBundleGetDataPointersForNames + 84

2 _Foundation.so 0x013cbdf0 init_Foundation + 880

3 org.python.python 0x004d1e34 _PyImport_LoadDynamicModule + 196

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7 org.python.python 0x004b5d70 PyEval_EvalCodeEx + 2096

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Thread 0 crashed with PPC Thread State 64:

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cr: 0×44004424 xer: 0×0000000000000004 lr: 0x00000000908548b8 ctr: 0×0000000090854864

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dirk wallmann
September 14, 2008

the dropbox integration into the explorer as a drive is GREAT – the most easy handling of files and folders. -

T
September 14, 2008

awesome app !

Am amazed with the Linux version, its simply kicka$$.

T
September 14, 2008

awesome app !

Am amazed with the Linux version, its simply kicka$$.

Adis
September 14, 2008

This works excellent so far and I've been using it on my macbook and 2 widnows PC, one at work and one at home (testing vista). Hope you guys come up with a command based client for linux very soon. Many thanks and hope to get that 50GB account very soon ;D

Best of luck

chnrxn
September 14, 2008

Would storage on Gmail or Yahoo mailboxes be supported? (Or even envisioned?)

Is paid storage your primary revenue model?

Valerie
September 14, 2008

Love the dropbox! I think it is the best tool I have used in a long time. Aston, please change your picture!!!

deuts
September 15, 2008

I have been longing for this type of service. Now, at last I found it, and it's very new and hot.

Thanks guys for this great service.

Sophie
September 15, 2008

Im having trouble downloading dropbox as i run through a proxy server. Ive input all the proxy details manually but still no joy. Any thoughts?

Dude
September 15, 2008

So what is in it for you guys? CIA looking through all our files or what?

Nasrin
September 15, 2008

I just love your hard work and wish you success all the way!

way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

mohammed
September 15, 2008

good job team!

this is the best sync and back up service i see it ever!!!!!

and no one will beat it

dashuai
September 15, 2008

I cannot use the dropbox on my mac, the OS is Tiger 10.4.11.

But still thx for the windows version.

mkjones
September 15, 2008

Gahh! It Won't install on my PC :(

I keep getting this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

App works fine on my XP machine and Vista laptop but not my main Vista PC?</module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module>

jk
September 15, 2008

Going to give it a try.

dany
September 15, 2008

working so far on vista x64 ultimate

Jakob Breivik Grimstveit
September 15, 2008

What about a FreeBSD client…? Otherwise, I'm not able to become a customer of your service, which looks intriguing.

dabawenyang iska
September 15, 2008

hey, how do i sign up?:) I'd like to try this service.

Gregory D. Baker
September 15, 2008

Tell Jonathan Ying that he is the greatest. I am so excited for him and know that each of you will cahnge the earth with your work. All the best.

Greg Baker

Sebastian
September 15, 2008

Could we get a similar scheme to nearlyfreespeech.net? Where you pay only for the storage you use. So if I need 3 gigs I wouldn't need to pay the full 9.99 a month. Ideally it would be an up-fron payment to (i.e. I give you twenty bucks, and then you put that on my account, and then it just ticks down based on my storage usage – this simplifies things for you too as you don't need to worry about missed payments etc.).

Jan Simmen
September 15, 2008

Would be nice if you had lets say 10 gb for 2 dollars/month or even 5.

Kane
September 15, 2008

I found you through an Ars Technica article by way of digg. I went to your website. I clicked on your tour, on “About Us” and even on “Policy” but found NO mention of price.

I refuse to watch the screencast.

So now I'm here because the comments section is the only way to contact you. Scrolling down to this comment box I happened to see some prices… but it's too late, I'm already annoyed.

Here's a tip: If you want to sell sandwiches then you better have a god damn menu.

(Annoyance aside, as a Linux user, this could be cool.)

Seriously, don't make people work to give you money… that's just stupid.

You know what, while I'm at it… I don't give money to a company that doesn't provide me with a way to contact them. The classic “Contact Us” link usually does the trick.

John Haydon
September 15, 2008

Drew,

Great job. Found out about you guys three hours ago and am already a fan! In fact, I posted it on my blog:

http://www.corporatedollar.org

Take care,

John

Mark Bradley
September 16, 2008

Thanks for a great product, I have tried many many similar products yours is the best, fast. stable and most of all simple. I thinks its a mobileme idisk killer. Congrats on your success so far

Robbin Hunter
September 16, 2008

I just want to say congratulations to the Dropbox team and especially my son, Rian. From the time I bought my first computer, Rian was about a year old. All he did was bang on the keys, his face would just light up. He loved to bang on the keys. Now, just look at him. King of the World and we are so proud of him.

I wish a great future to you all. I haven't met any of you, but have told everyone about dropbox and your journey.

Love

Dad

David
September 16, 2008

I've been using Dropbox for one day. Already, I love it. It's brilliant. It rocks. It is exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks!

Michael
September 16, 2008

Having issues running installer. It fails with:

Installer Integrity Check has Failed.

I redownloaded it a few time, still same error. Is this a known issue?

Eugenia
September 16, 2008

>Installer Integrity Check has Failed.

>I redownloaded it a few time, still same error. Is this a known issue?

I have the exact same problem! I can't download Dropbox! It stops downloading when it reaches about 4 MBs. I am with Comcast in West Coast btw — if that helps.

eleven
September 16, 2008

Very nice,I like it!

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Zalt
September 16, 2008

Great tool. I found nothing i actually liked that much.

But there is one killer feature missing:

Support for other folders than the “dropbox” (including network shares)

If thats in, i happily buy more space.

What do you say?

Cheers,

Zalt

P.s.: By the way….its fantastic that DB runs on Windows Servers…..very nice. Please don't stop supporting this.

No Customer
September 16, 2008

A closed-source daemon to sync my data? Are you serious? Its bad enough that i don't know whats going on on your server, but i don't see any point in using a closed source daemon.

Your offering is a joke, the cheapest webhosting and some scripts who crypt my data and then use rsync over ssh is more trustworthy and useful.

JohnJamesJacoby
September 16, 2008

Hey guys, looks promising but I've run into a bit of a snaffoo…

When I try to run the install from the currently available download, I receive an error message that says “Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed.”

I'm thinking this may be as a result of me having a few non-essential Windows XP services disabled. Is it possible to outline the services required to be active to run Dropbox?

Marcamillion
September 17, 2008

When you launch the 50GB version, will there also be a bigger version too? Or just 50GB?

a.k.a.
September 17, 2008

Oh well. I was all set to go with DropBox, based on lots of praise, but the price killed the deal.

I'm no ueber-downloader or power user, but I do need a complete off-site backup for peace of mind. Since I'm gradually getting rid of my CDs, my backup will max out down the road at about 500GB, I'm estimating. (I'd like to do a complete image of my 2 drives as well.) I'm sorry to be stating the cold, hard facts, but $10/mo for 50GB is nonsense — just way overpriced. ElephantDrive and KeepIt will do $5/mo for unlimited storage (1TB+). Their GUIs are very functional. And ED uses Amazon, which isn't going to be closing shop anytime soon.

Good luck to you guys, but I don't understand why you don't alter your revenue model to attract all the users who are clamoring for no-hassle system backups.

Jon_Y
September 18, 2008

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Jon_Y
September 18, 2008

Hey Ryan,

Maybe http://www.getdropbox.com/tour has what you're looking for ;)

We'll be adding other stuff to it in the future too.

Jon_Y
September 18, 2008

Don,

You can sign in from the homepage (http://www.getdropbox.com)

No need for invitations anymore!

Jon_Y
September 18, 2008

soon….

Jon_Y
September 18, 2008

Hey there,

could you shoot me a line at jon @ getdropbox dot com so we can try sorting this out? i look forward to hearing from you.

Jon_Y
September 18, 2008

We've got a load of users who've offered to volunteer their translating services… might that be something you're interested in? Let me know at jon at getdropbox dot com.

Traveling Tech Guy
September 18, 2008

Tried installing this on Windows Vista and ran into issues with python scripts.

Bottom line – can't get it installed. Do you have any support offered? Couldn't find a link or an email anywhere on your site.

Thanks,

Guy

Filippo
September 19, 2008

what are your prices?

after much poking around

just a four-o-four

http://www.getdropbox.com/pric

Mark
September 19, 2008

“Next Week” is almost over… must…have…more….space………

Sean
September 21, 2008

Must have more space, too. :)

Stephen
September 22, 2008

Hey, I'm having some troubles with DropBox. During the set up process the wizard acts as if I'm not connected to the internet, though I am. I'm not behind a proxy server either. Think you could help?

Nick
September 23, 2008

I just started using this service and it has been working well.

Is there a set date for user's ability to purchase additional space or more info about this upcoming feature. thanks

pkmr
September 24, 2008

how protected are my files on drop box on the net?? please enlighten so I can be careful in uploads..

thanks

pkmr
September 24, 2008

pl check your firewall..this may solve the problem

ngatanni
September 24, 2008

goo savice

Jon_Y
September 26, 2008

Hi pkmr,

Your files are transferred over SSL and encrypted using AES256 (the same standards used by banks/financial institutions with your data), so you can rest assured that your files are safe :)

Jon_Y
September 26, 2008

Hey Filippo,

Right now, we've only got one plan announced – 50GB for $99 a year, or $9.99 a month.

dropbox
September 26, 2008

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francesco
September 28, 2008

hi guys

this is really a good project! thanks a lot from Italy

Pedro Antonio Guevara Ramírez
September 28, 2008

Could you add a 25GB plan for 49.99/year?? That would be very appealing for a lot people, including me. I just want to sync my Documents folders across 2 computers, so far I've been using my iDisk and is cumbersome to put it mildly. Many times I get this Last Sync Failed error, and more than once I had to download again all the information which can take hours.

Islam Farouk
September 28, 2008

Hi there,

Its really a great service but I would like to know about security features you provide, how my data is stored on your servers and weather the transfer protocol is secured or not?

Is the security mechanisms you follow for a free account the same as the payed one?

Thank you.

Oil Paintings Reproductions
September 30, 2008

I'm getting the same error, what can I do? did you solve it?

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

Traceback (most recent call last):

File “dropbox.py“, line 2, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “arch__init__.pyc”, line 5, in <module>

File “zipextimporter.pyc”, line 82, in load_module

File “archwin32globals.pyc”, line 20, in <module>

pywintypes.com_error: (-2147024891, 'Access is denied.', None, None)

</module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module></module>

MLPrice
October 1, 2008

Exactly how will DropBox help you with your iPhone? Did I miss someting? I see what appears to be pretty expensive to me for just a file storage service. No synching of contacts, e-mail, calendar. Just a, “DropBox” allowing limited storage of only 50GB (not paltry for sure, but limited). I don't know.

Personally I'd like to see a certain amount of storage dedicated to a workgroup and the ability to assign different people access. So I could drop stuff in one of my many dropboxes and only give certain people access.

Jonathan Koay
October 2, 2008

It will be great if you allowed us to use our own web hosting to store the files instead of the 2GB account.

Widget
October 3, 2008

I Think DropBox is awesome, great tech. 2 gig is great to try the service. I will get it later tommorow. THX

Ryan
October 4, 2008

I LOVE this software! This has made things so much easier. Finally, a working, multi platform, free sync tool!

David
October 9, 2008

Is the Dropbox still beta?

Milo M.
October 9, 2008

So when are we going to see these paid accounts go live?

Arash
October 9, 2008

they're already available at https://www.getdropbox.com/pla… :)

Southbrook Creative
October 11, 2008

Drop Box Guys-

Just wanted to give you mad props. I'm a creative volunteer for a church in Charlotte NC. Within our all volunteer creative team we have two graphic artist, a photographer, two video editors, a film industry vetran, and a photographer.

At any given time the number of emails moving back and forth, and trying to remember who has what version of what work in progress made things quite a challenge.

Drop Box has streamlined our workflow, increased our productivity, and brought a new level of colorabation to our team.

mike
October 13, 2008

Thanks guys, i just found the site and i like the community here, great post anyway and congratulations for the great services. Just bookmark your site.

cheers.

mikerambling

Todd
October 13, 2008

Great product. Like many, I'm already transitioning from MobileMe to DropBox. My only “complaint” is storage. A 50 GB dropbox is great, but I'd like to see a 100 GB for $100/year. To really use the service completely, I want my music and photos in my DropBox too!

JJ Jr
October 15, 2008

@JJ-

Not only that, but there is only one mention (almost in passing) about any type of security in use. It's not unreasonable to expect that some people will want to sync up some high-security info (aside from the standard security pics, contacts, work files, etc) and a little more info or explanation on what and how security is achieved seems necessary. It has the potential to be a great product, but right now I just can't get enough info from their site.

Michael
October 15, 2008

JJ,

The connection to dropbox is secured using SSL and the data is stored encrypted using AES256

Michael N.

Mike O'Brien
October 23, 2008

Fantastic. Thanks, guys.

I haven't even installed it yet, but can see how easily it works. Looking forward.

Mike

izte
October 30, 2008

Just a quick note – the Nautilus icon really should be transparent – the white box dosen't look nice in Ubuntu 8.10.

Exept from that, it's really a great product!

arash
November 5, 2008
arash
November 5, 2008
Jim
November 24, 2008

I love this service, 50GB seems to be plenty for me and im sure most people unless you plan on sticking full length DVD videos up there?? Anyway, its great for dropping stuff off there from home to use at work :D.

Marcus
November 25, 2008

I don't think “sticking” any copy protected content up is a good idea, you might get banned as you do not own the rights to that material (unless you bought it, but there is no way of proving).

rashash
February 1, 2013

Hmm… well… that’s … your opinion. There is no way of proving the content was stolen.

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