Dropbox

Dropbox

100,000,000 - 500,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Easy uploading system
  • 2 Gb free storage
  • Integration into sharing options of the devices
Cons
  • Lack of integration with other cloud storage services
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Throw your hardisk through the window: cloud storage era has already started"

Reviewed by / May 05, 2011

Dropbox is a web storage service based on cloud computing which allows you to keep and share all your data on multiple virtual servers by file sync.

Dropbox has already exists as a web-based service, but thanks to its Android app, it takes a new dimension: you may backup all the data you keep in your Android uploading it to the cloud. Contacts, photos, sms, apps,... Even if you lose your device, your data will remain safe in the cloud.

The first step you need to take is to create an account in Dropbox. You may do it from the app installed in your Android or by getting into www.dropbox.com. You will get 2 Gb storage for free for registering and 250 Mb extra for each friend you invite to join Dropbox (once he/she sign up). There’s also a paid version with extra storage (9.99$/month for 50 Gb or 19.99$/month for 100 Gb). Then you may create as many folders as you want, setting them as public (everyone can see its content), private (you are the only user who can see its content) or shared (you and whoever you allow to can see its content). Since that moment you will be able to upload by file sync all your data, no matters the format and the size (without exceeding the storage limit). A Dropbox icon will get integrated in the file sharing options of your Android.

For example, after taking a picture, you may select “Menu” and then “Share” and the Dropbox icon will appear in the list of sharing apps (next to messaging, e-mail, Facebook, and the rest). If you select Dropbox, that picture will be uploaded to the folder we select in our Dropbox account. That easy, that useful! You will have this picture and other files that you upload, safe from physical losses. The potential of Dropbox is unlimited and there are coming up some applications as a complements that improves its performance (Droptunes for music, Dropboxifier for games savings, Jotform for receiving files to our Dropbox account from people who doesn’t have a Dropbox account, and many others).

Dropbox has been developed by Dropbox Inc., a promising startup that, despite it has launched just one app in the Android Market, is being really successful thanks to the usability of its web service and its perfect integration with the smartphones.

From our point of view, Dropbox is a MUST HAVE itself. One of those services that becomes a revolution since it changes the way we proceed. Give it a try and it will make your life a little easier.

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Developer's original description available here
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

Read your docs or flip through your albums when you're out and about. Save photos or videos to your Dropbox and share them with friends in just a couple taps. Even if you accidentally leave your Android in a taxi, your stuff is always safe on Dropbox.

Features:
• Always have your stuff with you, no matter where you are.
• Save photos and videos to your Dropbox.
• Share your photos and docs with family and friends.
• Save email attachments straight to your Dropbox.
• Easily edit docs in your Dropbox.

Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/terms?mobile=1

Recently changed in this version

New in 2.4.3.12:
- Fix for a bug where some users could not save edits to PDF files from 3rd party apps
- Other crash and bug fixes

New in 2.4.3:
- In-app previews of Word, PowerPoint and PDF files
- New search experience that tracks recent queries and shows typeahead suggestions
- View-only permissions for shared folders for Dropbox for Business users
- Cache performance enhancements
- Lots of bug fixes and improvements


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Comments and ratings for Dropbox
  • (72)

    by jaywant wadkar on 26/08/2014

    Gre8

  • (72)

    by Steven Bailey on 26/08/2014

    I'd give it 5 stars if folders could "favourited" for offline access.

  • (72)

    by josie ryan on 26/08/2014

    Brilliant app for storing my photos

  • (72)

    by Swanny River on 26/08/2014

    S.R.Music Group/RWS Radio

  • (72)

    by Richard Harris on 26/08/2014

    All my photo's and video's automatically backed up in a safe secure place. My memory card broke. All my photos were safe with Dropbox. It's also good for sharing with friends and family...

  • (72)

    by Ashwin Satheesh on 26/08/2014

    A good storage place

  • (72)

    by Scott Adams on 26/08/2014

    Simple, effective backup and storage. Seamless Android integration and allows to edit and save files as opposed to simply viewing.