I’ve just started using Portable dropbox from http://greg.webhop.net/

After a long (and stupid fight) with the software I got it working and it’s simply great.

One of the greatest uses of dropbox is the possibility of having your files with you on the computers you use. The one disadvantages of the software is the usage of dropbox on computers that are not used just by you.

Now thanks to Greg and the guys at portableapps you can take, and use, dropbox on any computer that runs portableapps (have to try to run it on wine).

In order to use the great portable app you need to be a user of portableapps (of course) and download dropbox portable from Greg’s web site. Them  just install it as you would with any other portableapps application and just press next. After the application install start it from the portableapps menu, input your login information and press next (always next).

The syncs files will be on x:\portableapps\dropbox\my documents\my dropbox (or something like this) you cannot change the destination folder.

Wait for the files to sync and your good to go. Dropbox on any windows computer 🙂

Conclusion:

Pros:

  • It’s a portable dropbox… what else can I say?

Cons:

  • Can’t choose the destination folder

Classification: 9/10

Links

Greg’s Portable Dropbox

Portableapps

Technical sheet:

  • Review written on the web application via “Firefox” 3.6.3 for Windows Vista
  • Computer used: Asus Laptop (don’t recall model) running Windows Vista
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