Monday, October 28, 2013

Use two Dropbox accounts at the same time on OSX

I've always found it a pain that Dropbox doesn't support syncing to multiple accounts at the same time, e.g. to my work account as well as to my personal one.

Of course, I could share the contents of one with the other, but I only have a free Dropbox account for my personal files, and I like to keep work and personal content separate.

After some Googling, I came across this blog post by Daniel Mann that shows you how you can sync multiple Dropbox accounts to your Mac:

The gist of it is that you simply run two separate Dropbox instances at the same time using the Automator to run a shell script:
HOME=$HOME/Dropbox-personal /Applications/ &
You even can setup your Mac to automatically run the Automator .app in your System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items.

Check out Mr Mann's blog for step-by-step details on how you can set up multiple Dropboxes on your Mac.

1 comment:

cdjwells said...

Hey Ifung. Cheers for this. That could come in quite handy – thanks for sharing. You're rather enjoying using a Mac now, it seems... :-)))