Dropzone 4 Non-Mac App Store Version Released

September 2nd, 2020


It’s finally here: Today I am excited to announce the non-Mac App Store version of Dropzone 4.

I’ve been listening carefully to all the feedback after the initial launch of Dropzone 4 on the Mac App Store and then Setapp.
A large amount of the feedback was around Dropzone moving to the subscription model and even though many users told me they love this, many also still wanted to be able to just pay a one off fee for Dropzone 4 rather than paying a monthly recurring fee. There were also users that were frustrated that they weren’t able to get a discount on Dropzone 4 after they purchased Dropzone 3.

This is all changing today.

Today I am launching the non-Mac App Store version which comes with two different options for upgrading to Dropzone 4 Pro:

  • Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime: A one off purchase for $35 USD. This gives you all the Dropzone 4 Pro features without paying a recurring fee.
  • Dropzone 4 Pro Subscription: A recurring monthly fee of $1.99 USD/month. This is the same option that is currently offered in the Mac App Store version.

This new Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime purchase option gives you all the benefits of a subscription for the lifetime of Dropzone 4 but you do not have to pay any recurring monthly subscription fee. A Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime license will also include cloud features, such as cloud actions we host and update and any Pro specific features or actions we add for the lifetime of Dropzone 4.

I’ve carefully chosen the $35 USD price point for Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime to take into account the fact that there won’t be a source of recurring revenue after the initial purchase and to strike a good balance between making the business viable and not making the app prohibitively expensive. And the subscription option is also supported for non-Mac App Store users who prefer to pay a lower fee for the app on a monthly recurring basis.

And how about those discounted upgrades from Dropzone 3? This is also now an option. If you have a Dropzone 3 license you can now goto this page, enter your serial and get 30% off the purchase price of Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime or 10% recurring off a Dropzone 4 Pro subscription. For Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime this works out to only $24.50 USD one time. If you went with a Dropzone 4 Pro Subscription you would pay only $1.79/month with this discount.

The other key thing with this release is that the non-Mac App Store version of Dropzone 4 runs unsandboxed, so once you download this version you can now install and use all your favourite unsandboxed actions again. You can read more about how sandboxing impacts Dropzone 4 here.

It’s great to be able to offer all these choices and this is in large part thanks to Paddle who are handling our billing for the non-Mac App Store version of Dropzone 4 Pro.

With billing for Dropzone 4 now sorted, you can look forward to some exciting new updates and additions to the app in the near future.
You can download the latest Dropzone 4 non-Mac App Store version from here. The Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime purchase option is available inside Dropzone 4 from the License tab in the Preferences or from our homepage here.

Feel free to post in the comments if you have any questions or feedback.


  1. Hi,

    I am very pleased to read your post above about Dropzone 4 Pro – and I will buy – I just have a question that I think I know the answer to;
    “If I have bought Dropzone 3 via Mac App Store can I then obtain a discount of any kind for Dropzone 4 Pro lifetime”

    Apologies for having, perhaps not reading all the details about this new Dropzone 4 update.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. John (Admin) says:


    Sure, I have emailed you about this.


  3. Jason says:

    hey there, i have a licensed version 3 – purchased via the app store, so i have the same question as Allan. dead keen on grabbing 4 lifetime, can you let me know what my options are too please?

  4. Jim Krenz says:

    I have the same question as Allan. I have version Version 3.8.0 (1013), bought on the Mac App Store.

  5. John (Admin) says:

    Hi guys,

    For today only you can get 20% off your Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime upgrade. Even if you only have the Mac App Store version of Dropzone 3. Here’s the link:



  6. John says:

    Congrats, John! Couple upgrade questions: Will we be able to import all our existing and/or customized v3 Actions into v4? And are any v3 actions incompatible with v4?

  7. Jim Krenz says:

    Will the Pro Lifetime option be available on the Mac App Store version?

  8. John (Admin) says:

    Hi John – yes! All your Dropzone 3 actions and preferences will be transitioned automatically to Dropzone 4.
    And all actions that worked under Dropzone 3 will also work under Dropzone 4.


  9. John (Admin) says:

    Hi Jim,

    The Dropzone 4 Pro Lifetime option is only available for purchase directly from us. Subscription is the only option to get Dropzone 4 Pro in the Mac App Store.


  10. Allan Nyholm Nielsen says:

    Thank you, John!

    Dropzone 4 is a fine update. Fits well with current generation macOS.

  11. John (Admin) says:

    No worries, thanks Allan – Glad you like it!


  12. David says:

    Just wondering what the difference is between Dropzone 3 vs Dropzone 4?

  13. John (Admin) says:

    Hi David,

    The differences are:

    • A redesigned and improved user interface
    • Now fully supports macOS Catalina
    • Dark mode support
    • Google Drive uploading now built-in
    • Improved alternative mail client support
    • TinyURL shortener support
    • A new Resize Images action
    • A new Open URL action
    • Improved grid performance
    • New subscription or lifetime payment model
    • And lots of other bug fixes and improvements

    Dropzone 4 has also already had 9 updates since launch adding further new functionality and improvements. There’s a lot more to come in terms of updates and actions for Dropzone 4 as well.


  14. Pres says:

    Just want to check, is discounted lifetime v4 Pro upgrade from the MAS v3 version still available?

    Just now noticed that the lifetime license has become available, and want to support that.

  15. John (Admin) says:

    Hi Pres,

    Yes it is. Drop me an email support@aptonic.com and I can get that sorted for you.


  16. Jason says:

    Hi, I’m using Dropzone 3 that I bought from the app store.
    How can I get a 30% discount for Dropzone 4?

  17. John (Admin) says:

    Hi Jason,

    Email support@aptonic.com and I can help you get that sorted.


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