An early Christmas at Dropbox

Posted by Jon Ying on October 02, 2009

Oh man, there’s so much stuff to talk about!  The iPhone app was a huge announcement a few days ago but lots of other exciting stuff has happened since our last update:

Snow Leopard

Dropbox works just fine with Snow Leopard!  There have been some huge performance improvements and those ugly folder icons are now gone too!  If you’ve upgraded, you shouldn’t notice many changes to the service.  In fact, you probably won’t notice anything at all because Dropbox will auto-update itself within the next week and work properly on Snow Leopard without any problems.  There’s no need to re-download it :).

Commoncraft Video

Watch a video about Dropbox!

Our friends Lee and Sachi over at Common Craft made a video that explains Dropbox in plain English.  It’s a pretty awesome video (and might help you explain Dropbox to your friends and family).  It’s also featured on the referral landing page so new users won’t be so confused when you refer them to Dropbox.  Let us know how you like it!

2 million users!

Some of you may have already read the TechCrunch article, but it’s true!  Dropbox has reached 2 million users.  We’re really excited to welcome all of our new users who are just beginning to try out Dropbox, and even more flattered by those of you who have stuck around since the beginning.  It’s breathtaking to look back and think that we were at about 30,000 users at this point last year (and the team was only 8 people rather than the 17 strong today).  As we continue to grow, we promise to continue providing the same syncing goodness you’ve come to expect from us, as well as many more awesome features and poetry contests ;).

23 Comments to An early Christmas at Dropbox

October 2, 2009

i'm on 0.6.556 on snow leopard. when can i expect the auto-update?

October 2, 2009

everybody should be auto-upgraded in the next 4-5 days!

if you want to upgrade manually, you can do so from here:

Eren Emre Kanal
October 2, 2009

Congrats dropboxers! we love you, thank you for this awesome product.

One thing, the TC link is broken (… should be w/o %29.

October 2, 2009

Congratulations Dropbox! I do my part in sharing my love for Dropbox. Is there an embed code available for the CommonCraft video? This would be incredible to share it in my blog to people who ask me 'what is Dropbox?'.

I searched CommonCraft site but couldn't find this video.

October 2, 2009

Great, now what about an Android app for DB ?

October 2, 2009

You say 17 people, but how many devs do you have?

October 2, 2009

Android – Android – Android …


I swaped my iP against a Hero and now wait 4 the Andropox ;)


October 3, 2009

the same video on youtube:

now i'm gonna post it on my blog :) http://all-tech-thoughts.blogs

October 3, 2009

great news.. wow this is keeping the dropboxers busy

October 3, 2009

Since I upgraded to Snow leopard I have been unable to right click on items to get the public url. Is this no longer an option? I have had to login to the website and get a public url that way for the last month. I sure miss that. I am currently using 0.6.557

October 4, 2009

just don't start with coporate stuff like trying to maximize revenue on every pixel and spying on users / what people have in their dropbox! *concerned*

October 5, 2009

i lik dropbox vmuch!

October 6, 2009

Congratulations, Dropbox staff.

You have been doing an outstanding job… It is the best piece of software I have come across throughout the last years.

October 6, 2009

Dropbox works like a charm!

'Been recommending it to my friends, and they seem to love it too.

So a thank you to everyone in the Dropbox team is in place here!

October 7, 2009

dropbox is awesome, but wanted to give you guys a quick heads up. the new Microsoft security essentials virus scanner that was just released a week or two ago is reporting that DropBox is a potential threat to my machine. I know of course it isn't, but you guys may want to contact them to get that notification fixed.

Keep up the good work!

October 17, 2009

A review of Dropbox was just published on Skatter Tech:


Robert G Boulay
October 19, 2009

Any plans for a DB web app so I could replace on my Linkedin page?

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October 3, 2011

any updated data?

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October 16, 2011

What Christmas gift this year? :)

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November 2, 2011

I have not tried dropbox yet, but after reading through your site and all the information may well try it.

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November 2, 2011

Dropbox does look fantastic and it is certainly something that I will think about using now, especially now that I have read so much about it.

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August 16, 2012

I’d like to find out more? I’d care to find out some additional information.

October 8, 2012

Oh man, there’s so much stuff to talk about! The iPhone app was a huge announcement a few days ago but lots of other exciting stuff has happened since our last update: