Dropbox, the cloud based file sharing service for Macs, PCs, and mobile phones, has quietly rolled out an update for Mac OS X Lion users, bringing back a number of features that they’ve probably been missing.
The new update includes integration support for Mac OS X Lion 10.7, and a fix from 1.2.x; a rare issue (from 1.2.x) where certain Mac OS X machines wouldn't upload files automatically. There's also another fix of a bug from 1.2.x that caused the tray menu to become unresponsive on certain Linux machines.
Dropbox works by silently updating your software, and will roll out the new updates over a couple of months to its users, but because of the introduction of the Mac OS X Lion OS some features aren’t working. If that annoys you, there is a solution. Perform a manual update.
If you’re one of the people that would like to perform the update manually, follow these three simple steps:
1) Go to Dropbox > Preferences > Accounts and see what software version you currently have. The latest version is 1.1.40
2) If you haven’t got that version go to https://www.dropbox.com/install
3) Download the new version, quit Dropbox, install the new version and drag it to your Applications folder.
If that sounds like too much effort you can of course sit back and wait for the software update to eventually come to you.