- Last update: 1 year ago
- Version: 36.2.2
- Size: 62.55M
- Compatibility: 4.1 and up
- Author: Dropbox, Inc.
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: com.dropbox.android
- Last update: 9 years ago
- Version: 72.2
- Size: 220 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Dropbox
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian
- In-App Purchases:
- Dropbox Plus - Monthly $9.99
- Plus – 1 Year $99.99
- Dropbox Plus - Annual $99.99
- Dropbox Professional - Monthly $19.99
- Dropbox Professional - Annual $199.99
Dropbox: Store, Share and View Your Files Review
The global usage of mobile devices is constantly growing, and so is their functionality. Today, your smartphone or tablet can do a lot of things which were hardly imaginable for a desktop PC some twenty years ago. Working with files is a great example of such changes. Users want to be able to access their files even on the go, and Dropbox for mobile devices is a great way to do just that. Keep reading to find out more about Dropbox and its features.
Dropbox is a handy tool that allows you to store all your files in a cloud-based online storage, so they don’t have to take up a lot of space in your device’s physical memory. Another significant advantage of using Dropbox is the fact that all your uploaded files can be accessed from any other device at any time you wish (provided that you have a working Internet connection). This also opens up new possibilities for sharing your files with other users and working on them together.
When you run Dropbox for the first time, you’ll be prompted to sign into your account or create one. Once you sign in, you’ll have the possibility to start uploading your photos immediately or just skip this step and enter the app’s main menu. You can do a lot of things here, so let’s take a look at the main features of the Dropbox app.
First of all, Dropbox can automatically backup your entire photo and video collection, which comes in pretty handy if you happen to get your mobile device lost or stolen. In addition, you can use this feature to make the transfer to a new phone or tablet a lot easier and faster. All you have to do is download Dropbox on your new device, sign in and you can immediately view and download all your media files.
Second, in Dropbox, you can store not only images and video but also any other type of files. For instance, you can upload any Microsoft Office document to Dropbox and even view them using the built-in file viewer. The same is true for PDF documents. What’s more, you can export the files from Dropbox to other apps to be able to edit and modify them. In Dropbox itself, you can save the file to your current device, rename it, move it to another folder, create a copy of it and finally, delete it. You can also perform a quick search within the document to see if it contains the information you need and where exactly it is. Last but not least, you can comment the documents, and let other people know about that by including their name after the “@” sign in the comment. By doing so, you can easily share work-related files and have a short discussion regarding what has to be done with the files in the comment section.
Third, you can also share your uploads with other people, and they don’t necessarily need to have a Dropbox account. To share something with your friend or colleague, you have to verify your own e-mail first, which is a fairly simple procedure that won’t take much time or effort. Having done that, you’ll be able to send the link to a chosen file from your Dropbox account to just about anyone (as long as they have an e-mail address). This simplicity of sharing is the beauty of Dropbox and one of the main reasons why you’re bound to like this app.
Dropbox also has some additional perks, such as the ability to mark a file “Important” to make it available even offline or the option that lets you share whole file folders without having to select each file separately. Also, when you share large files via Dropbox, you don’t have to wait for ages for your file to be uploaded as an e-mail attachment. The file will be available for viewing and downloading straight from the Dropbox servers (even if your recipient doesn’t have a Dropbox account).
The design of Dropbox is a little different on the two major mobile platforms (Android and iOS), but it is equally simple and easy to use on both of them. The interface is quite visually pleasing, and it is fairly intuitive so that even inexperienced users will quickly make sense of it. The attractive, sleek design and the minimalistic user interface are obviously crucial to the success of Dropbox, making it one of the most user-friendly cloud storage apps on the market.
The usability of Dropbox largely depends on the usage scenario. If you’re intending to use a Dropbox as a tool for occasionally sharing files with friends, family or colleagues, Dropbox is probably your best choice. However, if you plan on heavy usage, both for storage and sharing, you might find that what you get for free is insufficient for your needs. You only get 2GB of free storage with your Dropbox account, so if your usage exceeds that, you might want to take a look at other cloud sharing services before investing your money into extended storage.
Apart from the fact that you have to pay for bigger storage options, you’re unlikely to experience any problems with Dropbox. The app is fairly stable on both Android and iOS, so you shouldn’t experience any bugs or crashes.
Cross-Platform Use 5/5
Dropbox is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone/Mobile and Kindle Fire. Also, you can install the official Dropbox app on your Windows or Linux PC, as well as on Mac, so you can access all your files conveniently from just about any device you could own.
Dropbox is a free app, and you get a Dropbox Basic account with 2GB storage for free. If that’s not enough, you’ll need to upgrade your account to Dropbox Pro (1TB storage) or Dropbox Business (unlimited storage). The upgrade is subscription-based, and you can choose to pay on a yearly or monthly basis.
For users who only need a quick, convenient way to share small to medium files, Dropbox is a perfect solution because it is easy to use and free. However, if you need more storage, the one storage increase option (Dropbox Pro) might be too much for you, and since Dropbox doesn’t offer a cheaper plan with less storage, you might want to consider other services.
Dropbox is a great app that combines ease of use with an impressive functionality, so It might be just the option for you despite the limited upgrade possibilities.
Pros : Great functionality even for basic accounts;
Available for a multitude of devices;
Convenient way of storing and sharing files;
Easy to use.
Cons : Few options for a storage upgrade plan.
Cross-platform use 4.0
Average : 4.6
Can I access my files offline on the Dropbox app?
Yes. You'll have to turn on the Available offline option.
How do I share photos on the Dropbox app?
Tap Menu > Photos. Select the checkmark icon in the top right corner or long-press on a photo to choose it. Then, tap the share icon in the top toolbar. After that, you may choose the way you'd like to share a photo — by email, text message, or via social networks.
How delete files on the Dropbox Android app?
Launch the app and find the file you need to remove from your Dropbox. Press the blue down arrow button to the right of the file. Tap Delete to remove the file from all your devices.