If you’re like a few gazillion other Mac users then you’ve dipped your toe into Dropbox, what iCloud would be if iCloud were dependable. At the very basic level, Dropbox is a cloud storage service, but because many apps provide the option to store files into your Dropbox account, the app is more than the sum of the parts.
Here’s the problem. Over time, Dropbox gets used often, mostly in the background, and occasionally things get out of sync, files disappear (or, don’t disappear), and there’s no easy way to undo what Dropbox does.
Add the free utility Revisions to your Mac and get what amounts to an unlimited undo, a veritable Time Machine for all the files stored in your Dropbox account.
Here’s how it works.
Revisions lets you view all of the activity in your Dropbox account and gives you a rewind feature so you can backup and edit the past. You’ll be able to track changes Dropbox makes, and change them back if you want. Revisions is good for all Mac users with a Dropbox account, but especially for shared accounts with co-workers or family.
Think of it as version control for Dropbox.
Simply select the Dropbox folder in the Activity menu, sort through the change data by time frame, view the details.
What most Dropbox users probably didn’t know is that Dropbox itself helps us out by storing versions of your files for 30 days to a year to forever, depending upon the account type. All those versions means that when Dropbox loses a file or something gets out of sync or whack, the file you want is probably still around, easily found, easily downloaded.
Not bad for free, huh? Alright, Revisions is free but there’s an in-app purchase option which can display the identity of the editing user, ignore certain files or folders during a search, and comes with some extra hand-holding support.
Just think of it as a free Time Machine for Dropbox.