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Dropbox 3 in Ubuntu

Dropbox for Linux finally reaches the 3.x release with new Qt UI and setup wizard. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Dropbox 3 Login

Dropbox is a free file hosting service that provides client for Desktop PC, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS and web browsers. It’s one of the best alternatives to the Ubuntu One Cloud Storage. The latest release has reached v3.0.x, which brings the below changes:

  • Fixes rare issue that would cause infinite sync for some files.
  • Rewrite of the Windows & Linux UI
  • File identifiers
  • Windows long path support
  • New Linux headless setup flow
  • Updated splash screens
  • New Finder icon overlays
  • New Windows notification area icons
  • New black and white Mac menu bar icons
How to Install Dropbox in Ubuntu & Receive Future Updates:

Dropbox provides binary packages in its website for Ubuntu Linux users, so the installing process is quite easy.

1. Download the .deb installer:

Download Dropbox for Linux

32-bit or 64-bit? Go to top-right corner shutdown menu -> About This Computer and check it out.

2. After downloaded the official installer, double-click on the package in your file browser and select open it with Ubuntu Software Center. When it opens, click the install button.

NOTE: Dropbox official repository will be added into your system during the installing process, so that running regular system updates also updating Dropbox to the latest.

3. Once installed, start Dropbox from the Unity Dash or Application Menu. Wait until the downloading process finished:

Downloading Dropbox

During this time, you’ll be prompted to restart Nautilus (run nautilus -q in terminal) so that the Dropbox synchronization folder and context menu integration will work!

Once done, sign up and log in (see the first picture), and enjoy!

Dropbox in Ubuntu 14.04

dropbox 2.4.0

Dropbox 2.4.0 stable has been released with better upload and download speed. It adds the Move to Dropbox context menu, which show up for most files or folders outside of Dropbox, and much faster upload/download speeds for large files.

New features in Dropbox 2.4.x:

  • Screenshot to Dropbox (Mac & Windows only)
  • Move to Dropbox
  • Import from iPhoto
  • Mavericks Support!
  • Much faster upload/download speeds for large files

Install Dropbox 2.4.0 in Ubuntu:

The new release doesn’t work in Ubuntu 13.10 (tested in 64-bit). Below steps show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to download and uncompress Dropbox 2.4 (Check 32-bit or 64-bit via Details utility):

For 32-bit system:

wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

For 64-bit system:

wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

2.) Now you can launch dropbox by:


Follow the setup wizard and you’re done!


a.) You can open Startup Applications utility and add dropbox as a start up app by type previous code in command area.

b.) You can create a launcher for Dropbox by reading this tutorial.