Macintosh, also known as Mac, is the series of computers invented by Apple. Apple has always thrived towards the enhancement of technology by introducing several versatile devices. Mac has its operating system macOS, which is now used in other Apple inventions like laptops, MacBook, etc. Macs are astonishing machines that provide numerous features to use. MacOS's working algorithm is different from windows, but it is fun to use.
Apple deliberately doesn't allow its devices to connect to other devices, whether for security reasons or to prove its versatility from other devices or android. But that also leaves some opposing ends for users as this makes it difficult for the users to transfer data of any kind. So, Apple now announces different features to users' ease to perform any working onto their Mac or iOS devices to non-apple devices.
Many features can help to share or sync the data to other devices; one of them is dropbox. The dropbox is a cloud storage service.
The Dropbox is one of the oldest cloud storage features out there, and most of the users still consider it the best. If you have a dropbox on your computer, anything you put into that dropbox will be available to all your other devices that are synced to it.
The Dropbox is preferably simple to use. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for that and uploads your documents there, which can be accessed on any other device you want or anywhere you want. For example, if you are in public and wish to access any document, just log in to your account, and you would be able to access that document. The dropbox can also be installed on your desktop and provide a separate folder for you to store any kind of file.
The dropbox is available for any operating system, whether it's windows, Linux, or Mac. You can install it on your devices.
Step 1: For a mac, dropbox is a free download. Double click on the dropbox option, and the file will be ready for the computer to get installed.
Step 2: Open the Dropbox installer from your device folder. Double click on the dropbox icon to install from the dropbox installer. A dialogue box for the confirmation of downloading will appear. Select the ok option. Then it will proceed to download on the computer.
Step 3: Once the dropbox is installed, it will ask for login info; if you don't have any, then free sign up for accessing the services.
Step 4: After login, it will start to synchronize your files to the computer. When the install finishes, it will appear on the top of your Mac.
The dropbox is a useful feature in the sense of cloud storage, but it takes the device's internal space. Some users might find other services like Google drive more useful or the other way around. So, if you want to remove dropbox from your mac device or want to reinstall the latest version, it can be done in a few easy steps.
Step 1: Open dropbox and select a preference option in its settings.
Step 2: Select 'Quit Dropbox' from there, and it will stop working.
Step 3: Move the dropbox icon to your mac trash, and it is deleted from your device. To thoroughly delete it from the computer, delete all the dropbox supporting files, and it will be completely removed.
Another easiest way to remove the dropbox from your Mac is to go in the finder and type in the go-to folder /Library and click go. That will take you directly to your library, and within this folder, you will find your dropbox helper tools folder.
So, to get rid of that, one drags it to the trash folder or select the delete option after clicking on it. Enter your username and password to confirm the uninstalling. Again, navigate to go to the folder and type in Dropbox, which will take you to remain dropbox files. That is the main folder hidden in your Mac; drag and drops it to the Trash folder, and it's done. Dropbox feature is successfully removed from your Mac.
Today the internet is filled with cloud services and Dropbox is one of the very popular and reliable cloud services. It can be tricky for some people to remove Dropbox from the MAC because the cloud services keep on working even when you close them. You will have to quit them and stop the processes associated with the application.
You can also add the Dropbox if you need to add it again by the steps mentioned above and keep your data secure. The future is all about cloud services. Famous tech entrepreneurs envisioned a hard disk less future a long time ago. Steve Jobs was of the view that the future is all about cloud storage and cloud computing.
“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” - Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Ex-CEO and Ex-Chairman, Apple Inc.
Similarly, tech giants are rapidly promoting cloud technologies to ensure that young people have enough computing power at their hands to do whatever they want to do.
“Every kid coming out of school now thinks he can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, and with these new technologies like cloud computing, he actually has a shot.” - Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, Board Member of Facebook
Cloud storage was first invented by Dr Joseph Carl and now the immense connectivity and latest communication technologies have outdated the conventional physical storage in devices and it is especially essential if you want to have a huge storage space at cheaper cost and safety.