The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide [Sponsor]

April 07, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

My Thanks to the folks that made The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide for sponsoring Macdrifter this week. It's available in a universal format for only $17. It's also a great resource, no matter how sophisticated your use cases are. Want to host a Web site with Dropbox? That's in the guide. Want to clean Dropbox with Hazel? Yup, in there. Just having trouble syncing TextExpander snippets? That's in there too.


We think Dropbox is the most powerful piece of software on our computers. We use it every day in an increasingly diverse set of ways. But most people only use Dropbox for one or two things instead of as the power-house of storage and digital organization that it is.  We put together this guide to take you through everything you need to know about Dropbox while changing the way you manage your content and digital information.

This guide was created to help the modern knowledge worker who wants to make their digital life more organized and efficient. And let’s be honest, our digital lives impact our physical world more and more, so keeping it organized has many benefits. The basics are covered for those who are just getting started (you know you’re parents still need help with this!), as well as unique tips and ideas for the digital natives who can navigate their way through the cloud, but haven’t yet realized all the ways to use Dropbox across all their devices.

If you’re a photo-junkie, we’ve got you covered with ways to backup, organize and share your photos effortlessly. For the gamers, or music-lovers, never be without your latest tracks or files regardless of what device or machine you’re using. Or if you just want to hack yourself a small website and host it with Dropbox - you can do that too, we’ll show you how. Just lazy? Setting up automated tasks through Dropbox can turn your digital world into a set-it-and-forget-it paradise.

Get your digital copy instantly of The Ultimate Unofficial Dropbox Guide for just $17. We stand behind our product 100% - if you’re unhappy for any reason, let us know and we’ll refund your costs. You can also stay up to date on the latest tips and tricks for Dropbox and Carousel at our blog.

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  1. Dropbox Hacking Past Two-Factor Authentication [Link]

    July 08, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From SecurityAffairs.co:

    For example to attack the DropBox account zuz.85@hotmail.com the hacker could register a fake account zuz……85@hotmail.com In the second step of hacking process the attacker has to enable two-factor authentication for the fake account he created to obtain the emergency code ...

  2. Dropbox and Security, Again

    January 28, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Yes, the Dropbox security story is still lingering. Patrick Rhone posted an updated article about the FTC complaint recently filed against them for deceptive language in their privacy terms. Read it for yourself, but Patrick argues that all data is at risk so be cautious and accept it.

    I don ...

  3. 1Password on MAS: Dropbox Sync Issue

    September 08, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I was excited to finally migrate my 1Password install to the Mac AppStore. I've been slowly repurchasing through the MAS so that I can quit maintaining an inventory of all of my application licenses.

    Unfortunatley, there is a significant bug with the MAS version. I keep my Dropbox folder ...

  4. More iPad Note Apps: We Might Have a Winner

    July 13, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    There's been a couple of new note apps 1 since my real-world review. Most of them still can not compete with Simplenote and Omnioutlner. However, I have found three very good alternatives. Notely, WriteRoom and Notability.

    All three of these apps started out simple enough but they have evolved ...

  5. Dave Winer's Response to Dropbox

    July 04, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Dave Winer: "I've deleted my Dropbox account."

    THAT is exactly what I was afraid of. Dave has done some very cool things with Dropbox. If you think that's not a loss for the company then research what Dave has accomplished (apache and Dropbox web server). He's been ...

  6. How to shoot yourself in the head and hand your business to Apple in two easy steps

    July 03, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |
    1. Create a temporary security hole in your cloud based document storage system.
    2. Release new terms of service like this:

    “By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works ...

  7. Some OmniFocus Macros

    June 30, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    In light of my previous post about controlling my work environment with Keyboard Maestro, I thought I would share a few more handy macros for OmniFocus.

    Clean and Sync

    This is a pretty simple macro. Most of the work is done by two lines of AppleScript. The macro tells OmniFocus ...

  8. Screenshots to Dropbox with Keyboard Maestro

    May 26, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I hate the default save location for screenshots on the Mac. Why would I want screenshots to go to my desktop? It bothered me enough that I created a new screenshot tool to save files directly to my Dropbox photos folder.

    Screenshot Macro

    Create a new macro in Keyboard Maestro and add ...

  9. Real World Note Taking on the iPad

    May 25, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I recently attended a four day conference. The subject isn’t all that important (generally, the interface of science and IT). What is important is that I decided to take the opportunity to test a number of iPad apps that I had only noodled around with previously. The experiment was ...