Dropbox shared folders let two users (i.e., two accounts) share a folder of files. But sometimes Dropbox Sharing is not what you want, e.g., independent work and home accounts. The Joy of Macs’ new Dropbox Encore enables a second instance of Dropbox to run in a single Mac OS X user account. Each instance of DropBox must have a unique Dropbox account and a separate local Dropbox folder.
The sole function of the Dropbox Encore application is to launch a second instance of Dropbox using the official Dropbox application in your Applications folder.
Dropbox does not officially support two accounts on a single Mac account…but The Joy of Macs says it works. Note well that folder and file icons in the second Dropbox do not have the Dropbox “checkmark” indicating the item has been synchronized. Multiple, simultaneous Dropbox accounts can be confusing and lead to mistakes, so be sure to check out official Dropbox Sharing before experimenting with Dropbox Encore.
Dropbox Encore running with the Dropbox 1.2. may also encounter a Keychain speed bump. It also runs as a background application, e.g., no Dock icon.
Dropbox Encore requires Dropbox 2.0.0 on Lion (Mac OS X 10.7.5) or Mountain Lion (10.8.2).
For more information, visit www.joyofmacs.com.