Dropbox 1.2.46 RC available for download


Dropbox 1.2.46 RC is now available for download. This release contains fix Finder beachballing at Startup along with other small bug fixes that affected some of MAC OS X, Linux and Windows users in previous release.

Overview

Dropbox works just like any other folder on your computer, but with a few differences. Any files or folders inside Dropbox will get synchronized to Dropbox’s servers (Online storage) and any other computer linked to your account. The green checkmarks will appear on top of your files to let you know that they’re synced and up to date. All data is transferred over SSL and encrypted with AES-256 before storage. Dropbox keeps track of every change made to any of its contents.

Key Features

Here are some key features of Dropbox:

Synchronization:

Once installed, any file you drop into your Dropbox folder will synchronize and be available on any other computer you’ve installed Dropbox on, as well as from the web. Also, any changes you make to files in your Dropbox will sync to your other computers, instantly.

Backup:

Let’s say you accidentally delete that 8 page report that you were supposed to have for a meeting tomorrow. A handy Dropbox feature is the ability to undelete files or pull up any previous versions of it.

Sharing:

You can also share files and folders with whomever you choose, whether it be music with buddies, docs with colleagues or photos with grandma, even if they’re not Dropbox users.

Speed:

We obsess over speed, and it shows. Dropbox is very smart about the way it handles files. For example, if you make a change to a huge file, dropbox will only update the piece of the file that changed.

Security:

All files are transported over SSL and encrypted using AES-256 (banks use this too).

How to Download Dropbox 1.2.46

The links in this section correspond to files available for Dropbox 1.2.46. Download the files appropriate for you.

New feature in Dropbox 1.2:

Dropbox 1.2 contains new features listed below:

  • Security enhancements, an attacker will not be able to steal your computer’s account credentials just by copying configuration files to another machine.
  • New encrypted database format to prevent unauthorized access to local Dropbox client database.

What’s new in Dropbox 1.2.46 (October 18, 2011)

This release contains the following updates and fixes:

  • Fix Finder beachballing at Startup.
  • Other small fixes.

System Requirements

The Dropbox application runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. To run the Dropbox application on your computer requires:

  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • Free space on your computer equal to your Dropbox storage quota.
  • Win logo thumbnailWindows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit).
  • Mac logo thumbnailMac: OS X Tiger (10.4) or later.
  • Linux penguin logo thumbnailUbuntu 7.10+ and Fedora Core 9+.

Source: Dropbox Release Notes

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