Remember when we told you that the popular jailbreak app, iFile, was going to gain Dropbox support?

iFile and Dropbox have officially integrated with each other to provide cloud syncing and storage between the two apps. With the latest update to iFile, you can send locally-stored data through iFile to your Dropbox account and vice-versa.

Screenshots and a demo video after the break…



Demo video:

iFile release notes for Dropbox integration:

  • Copy/move from local file system to Dropbox, from Dropbox to local file system, from Dropbox to Dropbox.
  • Create new folders in Dropbox.
  • Edit filename for files and folders on Dropbox.
  • Show thumbnails in file browser if they are available from Dropbox – supported in 32×32 and 64×64 (retina) resolution.
  • Downloaded files and thumbnails get cached locally.
  • The Dropbox cache can be cleared in Preferences.
  • A user can link to and unlink from Dropbox via Preferences.
  • Pressing Home button on a Dropbox tab gets the user to Dropbox root directory.

iFile has always been the best file manager for jailbroken iPhones, and Dropbox is considered the king of consumer cloud sync technologies. It’s nice to see the two join forces to make iFile more appealing as a file transfer solution. Being connected with your Dropbox allows you to send files back and forth between the cloud and the local storage on your iPhone.

iFile is available in Cydia for $4. Dropbox is a free service with tiered pricing for extra storage.

Are you happy to see iFile and Dropbox join forces? Let us know how you use iFile and Dropbox together in the comments below.


  • airizom

    Great new feature!

  • eric

    it’s not on cydia yet for me? is this really out yet?

    • Hal ulrich

      Yeah can’t find an update me neither

    • William

      you should already had it, i believe the updates for both dropbox & ifile was quite a while ago.

  • Otc

    Also not available for me yet. What version includes the dropbox update?

  • Bytenapple

    No where to be found on Cydia. Is this dact or fiction?

  • Selcuk

    If you update Dropbox, the functionality of file integration is already there from what I know. I don’t think ifile has an update, but correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Eric

      The first line of the article says with an iFile update. So ….. You’re corrected or the article is wrong which wouldn’t surprise me

  • XepptizZ

    This is awesome! Great for easy backing up files and such.

  • William

    this is certainly a welcome new feature, being able to transfer files from Dropbox to iFile directly saves me the hassle of having to send myself many meaningless emails w/ file attached.
    w/ that said, I still think iPhone’s file management system is pretty awkward, hope iOS5 will bring a centralized file management system from which all apps can read/write file.

  • Ramon

    Great news. I have the updated Dropbox and iFile. I believe this is not live yet.
    Can someone confirm this please.

  • Genesicgaogaiga

    Mine is still 1.5. On cydia, the A/V one is 1.5 too.
    According to the demo, it is 1.6. Where can I get it??

  • Bytenapple

    It must be a pre-release demo

  • you need to update dropbox. the first image here is one i sent after installing the update (via app store of course). iFile doesn’t need updating.. (not pre-release demo @Bytenapple)

    • Genesicgaiga

      I just installed the latest version of dropbox but I can never find the link to dropbox on ifile. How can you do it without any new version ?

  • Bytenapple

    If that is the case @EvanLugh, please enlighten us with a tutorial.

  • Bytenapple

    Scratch that. I just figured it out, at least within iFile for all of you who still need assistance. First you need to open iFile and find any file you have stored on your iPhone. Secondly, click on the file. A list of apps to send the file to will then appear which includes dropbox if you have it installed on your iPhone.

  • Bytenapple

    By clicking on Dropbox, A new window will appear opening the Dropbox app and you will be able to choose which folder you would like the file to be uploaded to.

  • Dan

    Amazing idea to bring two ingenious services together for a true experience in the clouds. When is it scheduled to launch on cydia?

  • Just wanted to say Thank You!!!!

  • Is there a way to auto sync the contents of 2 local folders using dropbox as a go between ?

  • TC Fatih Inelii

    It works thanks a lot 🙂