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Client Library for the Dropbox API


This is a JavaScript client library for the Dropbox API, written in CoffeeScript, suitable for use in both modern browsers and in server-side code running under node.js.

Supported Platforms

This library is tested against the following JavaScript platforms.

Keep in mind that the versions above are not hard requirements.

Installation and Usage

The getting started guide will help you get your first dropbox.js application up and running.

The code snippets guide contains some JavaScript fragments that may be useful in the latter stages of application development. The sample apps source code can be useful as a scaffold or as an illustration of how all the pieces fit together.

The dropbox.js API reference can be a good place to bookmark while building your application.

If you run into a problem, take a look at the dropbox.js GitHub issue list. Please open a new issue if your problem wasn't already reported.


This project mostly follows semantic versioning.

Until the library reaches version 1.0, changes to the public API will always carry a minor version bump, such as going from 0.7.2 to 0.8.0. Patch releases (e.g. 0.8.0 -> 0.8.1) may introduce new features that don't break the public API.


The development guide will make your life easier if you need to change the source code.

This library is written in CoffeeScript. These notes can help you understand if that matters to you.

Platform-Specific Issues

This lists the most serious problems that you might run into while using dropbox.js. See the GitHub issue list for a full list of outstanding problems.

Internet Explorer 9

The library only works when used from https:// pages, due to these issues.

Reading and writing binary files is unsupported.

At the moment, there are no plans for fixing these issues.

Copyright and License

The library is Copyright (c) 2012 Dropbox Inc., and distributed under the MIT License.