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Two or more Dropbox accounts simultaneously on your Mac, it’s possible and easy!

Dropbox is a great tool for keeping certain documents accessible from everywhere (provided you have an internet connecting!). It is also a very nice cross platform collaborative tool. In the past, I have created specific folders that I share with collaborators across the globe. Recently, something different presented itself: as part of an important international project I am participating in, a specific (free) Dropbox account was created.

Of course, you can access both accounts from a web browser but the OSX Dropbox application does not provide for multiple accounts simultaneously. Daniel Mann posted sometimes ago a great solution to this problem on his Blog theTerran. It used Apple’s Automator to create two or more instances of the Dropbox application all running in parallel. If you look at the figure below you can see the toolbar from my Mac having two instances, the color one is my regular Dropbox account and the B&W one is for this special project. Both folders reside side-by-side on my Mac 😉


It takes no more than a few minutes to go through the step-by-step instructions. Have fun and visit Daniel’s blog!

Are your Cloud data really safe from prying?

This article from Cult of the Mac report on the legality of the US Government to access data from non-us citizen on any US based Cloud-type storage services (not just iCloud as mentioned in the title) without a warrant. This does means DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud and so on.

Read the original post here: U.S. Authorities Can Access Non-Citizen iCloud Data Without A Warrant [Updated] | Cult of Mac.

Digital office part III: mobile software

Previous installments:

Part I: Introduction and hardware

Part II: Mac Software

Part III: Mobile Software

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Digital Office II: Mac Software

For those who might not have read the first post in this series about the hardware side of things, please have a look: Digital Office I

Here is a list of the main software that I used regularly on the Mac as part of my digital workflow, including links to the most important one:

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