Save disk space on Mac by selectively syncing Dropbox folders

Like many of you, I rely on Dropbox to share files with friends, family and coworkers. When it comes to my coworkers, we have a lot of files we share, and some of them are quite sizable photos and graphics files.

I use a MacBook Pro with flash storage, so space is at a premium. While having access to those shared files is helpful, I don’t need all of them taking up valuable storage space locally on my Mac.

Fortunately Dropbox has considered this. There’s a Selective Sync feature that enables you to specify which folders will be copied locally to your Mac. If you need access to them, you can just pull up a web browser and grab them from there instead. Continue reading