Status Update

Hey people. It has been a long time since I have written my last blog post or user group message. Since then, I moved to another city and things were a bit hectic.
Unfortunately, Dropbox updated its software again and DropboxPortableAHK was broken for a few weeks now. I am very sorry that I could not provide an update and was also not reachable via the website or email, since I did not have my development machine with me until now.

Thanks to the community members there were some great instructions over at the user group that allowed you guys to continue using DropboxPortbleAHK while it was broken. My thanks go especially to Henk van den Akker, Xavier Geoffret, Alfonso Arciniega, and Juraj Frankovský, who all contributed to the instructions and continued to point others in the right direction.

I just published the latest Dropbox version (v48.4.58) to bring DropboxPortableAHK back from the dead and I am determined to provide faster updates in the future. Since nothing big has changed for DropboxPortableAHK in the last versions of Dropbox, I am even thinking of making the updates fully automatic. I will also set up the website mail accounts on my phone so that I can at least respond to requests in a timely fashion, even if I do not have my computer with me.

When DropboxPortableAHK works fine I always wonder if people actually still use it, because everything is so quiet. But when it broke a few weeks ago, it became noticeable that there are still quite a few users around (the user group received many messages and my inbox has a couple hundred messages that I go through now), some have been here since many years.
I don’t know why, but Google deactivated my AdSense account, which prevents me from making money from advertisements on this site. Please consider a donation if you use DropboxPortableAHK on a regular basis. If you’re an active user, also please comment here, at the user group, or drop me an email to let me know how DropboxPortableAHK helps you. It always makes me happy to see that my software is of value to others.

Sorry again for my long absence and for letting all of you down :(

EDIT: For clarity, the latest version is still v1.6.8.15 and can be downloaded from: DropboxPortableAHK v1.6.8.15. If you already have this version, you don’t have to download it again. Simply start DropboxPortableAHK.exe and it will offer to download the latest Dropbox version for you.

15 thoughts on “Status Update

  1. Thanks for the update nick! yes I was enjoying dbpahk until it was broken, gladly I found the fix in the user group as mentioned,

    Can’t wait for the feature to allow two instances running simultaneously

    Thanks again

  2. Hi Nick, first of all, let me say that I’m really glad to hear from you again! I was a bit concerned of your long silence…
    and for the rest, thank you for what you do: as you can see a bounce of people from everywhere use this nice now unmissable software
    and, of course, I’ll renew my donation early

  3. You don’t have to be sorry! You did a tremendous job for so long already and everybody is not available sometimes! ;-)

    Thank you for posting again and welcome back!


  4. HI Nick,

    glad you be back an fixed the Problem. I use the portable app. every day. So could you pleas tell me wer i could donwload the newest Version? i can´t find it on your HP or in the goolge user Group. Thank´s a lott

  5. You are! Thank you so much for DBPahk, it has saved me so much trouble! I can’t install any software on my work PC, which can be infuriating, but your Skillz saved the day! Keep up the great work!

  6. Thanks Nick to see you back. Sorry I could not find the latest version. You directed nowhere. A specific link with version number would be highly appreciated.

  7. Thanks, was using this years ago, have installed again. I hate droboxes many services and fluff. Worst of all its a PITA to stop from starting on boot. Your alternative is great.

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