Dropbox for Mountain Lion

Posted by David Euresti on July 25, 2012

We just added support for OS X Mountain Lion to our latest version of Dropbox. Today’s release is another way that we’re making sure that Dropbox just works on all your devices — even the brand spanking newest ones!

If you’re using a Mac, we’ll be auto-updating your Dropbox over the next week so you’ll be covered if you upgrade to Mountain Lion. Or you can download the latest version of Dropbox right now.

 

106 Comments to Dropbox for Mountain Lion

Tom
July 26, 2012

Speaking as somebody who knows what's involved, I wanted to say thanks.

awal1987
July 26, 2012

Is there support for the notification center, or am I missing it?

Dan Hlavenka
July 26, 2012

Boy, that was quick! I'm not a Mac user, but it's awesome knowing you guys are so on top of things.

Cyber Killer
July 26, 2012

How about integrating Dropbox for KDE?

Mzobenomzamo
July 26, 2012

hello to everyone i'm new here but trying to get used to this it's veru helpful

Radu
July 26, 2012

I can't open Dropbox after installing the new version! Do you have any idea why? 

VISH™
July 26, 2012

Google Drive tá mais barato!

Vitaliy Shuravko
July 26, 2012

Awesome!

Retina menu bar icon please! And Notification Center!

Thanks!

Champloni
July 26, 2012

Updated here – Mac Book Air Late 2011 – No problem at all

Jakub Suder
July 26, 2012

Any tips for fellow Cocoa developers on what might cause problems on ML?

Moose G
July 26, 2012

Would you like to let us know what the latest version number is by any chance ? 

None
July 26, 2012

Any chance of adding Sparkle support to the Dropbox client to make it even easier to stay up to date with new versions?

soundofjw
July 26, 2012

1.4.12 as determined from the download (:

Alex Rodriguez
July 26, 2012

+1 on Notification Center!

Simon
July 26, 2012

Excellent, thank you

Micah Akuezue
July 26, 2012

I second the request for retina graphics. Shouldn't take too long as there are very few graphics to begin with!

Rw8612
July 26, 2012

agree lets go retina

m.kruse
July 26, 2012

I've used Dropbox on my MBP 2012 since ML dev 3 without any issues!? Only the folder icon in sidebar of the finder looked like a normal one.

knja_net
July 26, 2012

thanks!!!

Emiel
July 26, 2012

Thanks for the update! But… I am wondering why I can't update the Dropbox software from within the app? Like most apps these days. Why don't I get some sort of notification that there is an update? Why do I have to figure out which version I have installed, go to the Dropbox site and figure out if there's an update, download it, mount the dmg, quit Dropbox, replace the old app with the new one, open Dropbox, delete the dmg etc.? Seems like way too many steps for something so simple.

shurcooL
July 26, 2012

It does update automatically from within the app, just not as rapidly.

They do this on purpose. In the unfortunate case there's a bug in the latest version, they want only the early adopters to suffer rather than everyone.

So if you're an advanced user who wants the latest version as soon as it's available, you have to download it manually yourself.

If you don't care about having the latest version every second, just don't do anything. The app will autoupdate eventually.In this case, they said this update will roll out automatically over the course of 7 days.

Lix Fan
July 27, 2012

you don't have to do anything. you don't have to think about what version Dropbox is on. Worry about other things, Dropbox will always be up to date.

None
July 27, 2012

Rojer that! just update my MBP with the newest Dropbox. Thank you very much for the info.

Joe
July 27, 2012

How about having your designer spend about half a day making sure your app looks great on those MacBook Pro with Retina displays? 

Currently looks like crap (see screenshot).I guess my $700/yr. subscription isn't enough for you?

Tmlambert13
July 27, 2012

Awww sour grapes

Idtboy
July 27, 2012

Sounds like someone likes pretty pictures as opposed to usefulness.

domaz
July 27, 2012

Ofc. He uses a mac.

Guest
July 27, 2012

+1 on retina and notification center

Emiel
July 27, 2012

Well… this must be a new feature or not working, cause I have never seen Dropbox do some form of auto update of the Mac application. Once in a while I check the Dropbox site to download a newer version.

Jan Steinke
July 27, 2012

saddest story i've ever heard :'(

Chris
July 27, 2012

We need Dropbox for Windows Mobile.. Pleaseeeeeee

Matteo Corti
July 27, 2012

Not really, I still had 1.4.7 (I realized just now that I was 5 versions behind …)

Matteo Corti
July 27, 2012

Same situation as Emiel. Drobox never did an update on my three machines.

Delmar
July 27, 2012

If you’re using a Mac, we’ll be auto-updating your Dropbox over the next
week so you’ll be covered if you upgrade to Mountain Lion.

Joseph W. Yarbrough
July 27, 2012

Yes, please, Notification Center support!

Mohned_ashek_1988
July 27, 2012
sti
July 28, 2012

Notification center APIs are only available for apps that are distributed via Mac app store, so I guess not.

sti
July 28, 2012

Ditto. My dad's Mac was running Dropbox 1.2.something. If the auto update works, the interval for checking updates is longer than 1 year.

John Boy
July 28, 2012

Power nap capacity is a must!

txf
July 28, 2012

nope. Local Notifications can be used by anybody. Only networks (via iCloud) requires the App to be sold via the app store

schihei
July 29, 2012

Hopefully with notification center support. :)

schihei
July 29, 2012

Seems that Dropbox has not support for the Notification Center of Mountain Lion.

None
July 29, 2012

 Mountain Lion has only been released for a few days.. We're kinda lucky that so many apps – like Dropbox – are fully compatible and aren't causing for any problems on our Macs.
Those extra ML-features will probably be added later on. *I hope* ^^

Michał Gołębiowski
July 29, 2012

 Beta versions were available long time ago. Developers had a lot of time to test their apps against Mountain Lion before the final release.

Michał Gołębiowski
July 29, 2012

 It seems you live in the past… Or did you mean Windows Phone?

Michał Gołębiowski
July 29, 2012

  It seems you live in the past… Or did you mean Windows Phone?

Mike Pike
July 29, 2012

I want to say that there are very few apps that I love, and literally cannot live without.  Dropbox is one of them,  I was skeptical about dropbox years ago, but have grown to love i and not be able to live without it.

I've had them all… DropBox, SugarSync (awful support, and corrupts more files than it syncs), SkyDrive, GoogleDrive… and iCloud.

I love that DropBox always supports the latest of everything, and I have never had a problem with them.

Thank you DropBox… thank you for a great product and service.  And here's to years of success ahead!

hamishniven
July 30, 2012

Good, its been driving me mad for the last 3 weeks, I've had to use the website to copy links.
I've also had issues with Google Drive, so you are not alone in having to make a change

Lincoln
July 30, 2012

I've also had issues with Google Drive, so you are not alone in having to make a change

Josh
July 30, 2012

Thanks for the update, but having a rather annoying problem on Mountain Lion with the most recent version (tried downgrading to .7, but the problem persisted, see attached pic.

Gerhard Uhlhorn
July 30, 2012

Why is Apple giving beta versions of a new system to the developers month before they are releasing the final version?

Alec Bradley
July 31, 2012

Great news for mac users!

Moly Yim
July 31, 2012

I'm also using TotalFinder but didn't notice this until Josh pointed it out since I always use column view.

Lucas Gondim
August 1, 2012

Same problem here. Any solution?

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August 2, 2012

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Daniel Mendalka
August 2, 2012

Maybe those few months wasn't enough and they slip a deadline a little? They have other issues as well. Be patinet guys :)

Daniel Mendalka
August 2, 2012

I've never checked if my Dropbox app is up to date. Until everything works – syncing is enough in fact – I don't care :)

Gerhard Uhlhorn
August 2, 2012

Ah, okay, I understand. It’s very very difficult to develop a support for Notification Center. ;-)

Hma Foto
August 2, 2012

i recently upgrade my MacOS up to the mountain lion and i download the new version of dropbox but my dropbox dosent work why is that?

Tony-avid dropbox user
August 2, 2012

Hey guys,love that you've addressed the security issue promptly,but regarding having to change a password if it hasn't been changed for a long time, i think this is unreasonable.i have a very safe password that includes a mixture of capital letters,numbers and small letters that would be hard for even an experienced hacker to break so even though i haven't changed my password for a while i will not be very happy having to remember a new long cryptic password. I agree with the easfly guessed passwords but not the unchanged.There are reasons passwords haven't been changed for a long time other than laziness.good passwords are good passwords!!

H. Pike Oliver
August 3, 2012

As of August 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM, senior engineers at Apple Support stated that Dropbox is incompatible with Mountain LIon and interferes with Time Machine, yet your site indicates that your update was available on July 25, 2012.  Good for Dropbox on getting this done timely and a pox on Apple senior engineers for being misinformed on this!  Please advise if there are any Time Machine issues as I have been having major problems with that feature since upgrading to Mountain LIon.

Dustin Hagen
August 5, 2012

Difficult…Its like 30 lines of code tops…

Dave
August 5, 2012

Use the following link to register Dropbox and get extra 500MB
 http://db.tt/IuAqwjlx

Josea27
August 6, 2012

Ok

Karl Tiedemann
August 6, 2012

I think that Dropbox would have to be in the Mac App Store to be allowed into the Notification Center. And since Dropbox injects code into the Finder to achieve their syncing badges, it's unlikely Apple would accept them into the App Store.

Daniel Mendalka
August 6, 2012

That's a pretty good guess. Again people complain to wrong company when something isn't working :)

schihei
August 7, 2012

Then they should just get rid of their syncing badges or implement it in an acceptable way.

Seyfried
August 13, 2012

What about Icons with support for the Retina Display? Currently the app looks ugly.

Jason Newton
August 17, 2012

Does notification center work? I cannot get it to send any notifications at all.

Regards

Jochen
August 19, 2012

Same here. No notifications. Dropbox 1.5.12 on 10.8.

Gerhard Uhlhorn
August 22, 2012

Where can I get the beta 1.5.12?

Landon Buckley
August 27, 2012

I agree with the easfly guessed passwords but not the unchanged.There
are reasons passwords haven’t been changed for a long time other than
laziness.good passwords are good passwords!!

Rex
August 27, 2012

“making sure that Dropbox just works on all your devices — even the brand spanking newest ones!” and yet there is still no official Windows Phone 7.5 Dropbox app. Dropbox’s turnaround time is commically slow.

Nicola Efflandrin
August 27, 2012

I’ve issued some sync problems with the public folder, after 10.8.1 all seems ok.

Radyo Dinle
September 1, 2012

Excellent, thank you

rfpuyana
September 4, 2012

I’ve just installed Mountain Lion and my dropbox files do not show any green/blue icon or right click contextual menu options. Making Dropbox having issues with Mountain Lion looks so convenient for Apple’s iCloud. No matter if I have to go to the website and get my links I will keep up with you. Good Job Dropbox.

Web dizajn
September 7, 2012

I just want to say thanks for great service

Rosalind Benavides
September 12, 2012

I’ve issued some sync problems with the public folder, after 10.8.1 all seems ok.

Luella Allred
September 13, 2012

I agree with the easfly guessed passwords but not the unchanged.

Virgie Valentin
September 13, 2012

Currently looks like crap (see screenshot).I guess my $700/yr. subscription isn’t enough for you?

http://www.myanswering.com/

Bo Schaefer
September 15, 2012

Making Dropbox having issues with Mountain Lion looks so convenient for
Apple’s iCloud. No matter if I have to go to the website and get my
links I will keep up with you. Good Job Dropbox.

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Jamie
September 17, 2012

I am using Dropbox on Mac for over one year. Everything is fine so far, but on Mountain Lion the performance is very bad. When dropbox syncs my mac nearly freezes. I have to pause syncing to work without breaks. Please analyse this performance issue. Thanks.

Morgan Hoo
September 17, 2012

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Gabriel Visser
September 18, 2012

Just FYI: Dropbox can support local Notification Center notifications (which they do in the latest experimental build). Only networking notifications (when the app is closed) require Mac App Store, because it goes through Apple.

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September 18, 2012

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Beyhan
September 18, 2012

I have been using dropbox for years and loved it until yesterday. Then all hell broke loose. After reformatting my computer, I found I can no longer log onto my dropbox account because my email address is obsolete and they changed my password. There is NO WAY to contact dropbox except to send in a report which they say they will respond to in 1-3 BUSINESS days! That is a long time when your business relies on files in dropbox. And they don’t even have a phone number! I’ve been waiting 42 hours and have yet to hear from them. No way to treat a customer!

Cherry Watson
September 19, 2012

I was skeptical about dropbox years ago, but have grown to love i and not be able to live without it.

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maria albright
September 23, 2012

Today’s release is another way that we’re making sure that Dropbox just
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Christina
September 28, 2012

Today’s release is another way that we’re making sure that Dropbox just
works on all your devices — even the brand spanking newest ones!

Henk
September 29, 2012

I have reinstalled Dropbox on my iMac with OSX Mountain Lion, but Dropbox does not show up in the contextual menu. What did I do wrong?

Henk
September 29, 2012

I have reinstalled Dropbox on my iMac with OSX Mountain Lion, but Dropbox does not show up in the contextual menu. What did I do wrong?

Gwydno
October 6, 2012

Dropbox is not working since I installed OSX 10.8.2. It hangs as soon as it starts running.

Khkafs
October 9, 2012

same here! what’s the problem?

Darren
October 10, 2012

Since installing Mountain Lion we can no longer load the dropbox website from Safari or Firefox browsers. We have installed the latest version of dropbox but still no joy! This is across the whole company which includes 10 machines!

Meta
October 10, 2012

Since installing Mountain Lion we can no longer load the dropbox website from Safari or Firefox browsers. We have installed the latest version of dropbox but still no joy! This is across the whole company which includes 10 machines!

Kathlyn Houghton
October 14, 2012

Since installing Mountain Lion we can no longer load the dropbox website from Safari or Firefox browsers. We have installed the latest version of dropbox but still no joy! This is across the whole company which includes 10 machines!

Carlotta Millard
October 18, 2012

Dropbox is not working since I installed OSX 10.8.2. It hangs as soon as it starts running.

Kai
October 18, 2012

Same here!
Dropbox hangs as soon as it starts and it’s just the spinning rainbow-circle above the dropbox icon in system menu bar but only above dropbox – no single other icon / program.
wait for an update instantly.

Queenie Bock
November 2, 2012

Today’s release is another way that we’re making sure that Dropbox just works on all your devices — even the brand spanking newest ones!

Dez
November 8, 2012

Installing dropbox on my mac osx mountain lion machine causes a portion of the keyboard not to work (rtyuiop keys). I had the same issue with Google Updater. Cannot install dropbox on this machine until problem goes away. Issue started after I upgraded to 10.8.2.

tisthebigo
November 24, 2012

driving me crazy…how do i link my dropbox widget to send files over to my dropbox folder. I drag them over and the widget wiggles and jiggles but nothing happens. New ’12 macbook air 11″ and new to dropbox. Can’t get widget to work without public folder…HELP!!!

matt_ala
February 7, 2013

Dropbox V1.6.16 is very slow to sync at best, often doesn’t sync. Requires restart of Mac to sync properly using OS X 10.8.2 I now resort to ‘Launch Dropbox Website’ to see files.

Kai
February 7, 2013

Replying myself:
Three months later I could all tell you that Dropbox just started to work again when I installed a new Mac OS over the old (no clean installation).
Probably something got mixed-up. Happy to have it working again right now!

reeceq
February 8, 2013

The same thing is happening to me. I just re-downloaded and reinstalled Dropbox today. Hopefully it will sync this time. Resorting to the “Launch Dropbox Website” isn’t giving me the speed I need in my workflow. (I’m also on OS X 10.8.2)

Jacki
February 17, 2013

I’m having the same issue on my imac. I reinstalled but still nothing. It syncs some things, but not everything. But it gives the green check mark like it’s synced.
I have no problems on my macbook air (also running mountain lion) or any of my windows machines.

robert SRB Systems
March 4, 2013

The blue swirlign circle recently stopped showign up on my Dropbox folder which is annoying – how do I reinstate the blue swirling circle on dropbox folder that show folders are beign uploaded?