Dropbox is one of the most convenient ways to keep your files safe and synchronized across different devices. This coupled with how it easily becomes part of your Mac and daily workflow makes the free 2GB option worth the shot long before you upgrade to a paid subscription.
After installing the free Dropbox for Mac app, you will have to add it to the Finder sidebar to make it easier to use.
Sometimes, Dropbox might end up under your favorites section of the Finder’s sidebar after you’ve finished the installation. If this doesn’t happen, you will have to add it manually.
How to Add Dropbox to Finder
- Open Finder on your Mac
- Click on the drive that contains your installed files
- Open the ‘Users’ folder and navigate to the folder with your username
- You will find the Dropbox folder in there
- Drag and drop the Dropbox folder onto your sidebar under the favorites
This is all you have to do to add Dropbox to your Finder sidebar. The only reason you would want it there is to make your Dropbox folders easier to access. Clicking on the new shortcut you just created will automatically launch your Dropbox folder letting you access and modify all the files you have synced across different devices.
If you ever want to get Dropbox off your Finder sidebar, you can right click on it and click Remove from Sidebar option.
This context menu gives you additional options like renaming the shortcut or adding it to your Dock just in case the name or the location is not good enough for you.
Dropbox is a great way to synchronize your work and important documents across different devices. It offers awesome collaboration tools and capabilities, a feature that makes it the perfect option for corporate use. You might not find its 2GB free or 10GB paid subscription packages enough if you want to synchronize media files.
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