more than 1 Dropbox

scenario:
you want to run 2 instances for Dropbox, e.g. one personal and one for work.

solution:
This is merely a very brief summary of the steps involved – please do read the original article for more in depth info.

  1. install additional instance via Terminal:
    bash
    HOME=$HOME/Dropbox-personal /Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/Dropbox &
  2. create custom app via Automator:
    – create new workflow via Application template
    – add Shell Script action
    – add same code (as above)
    – save file (add to login items to launch at start up)

source: Use two Dropbox accounts on one computer

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