By Christian Zibreg on Jan 21, 2015
Dropbox has snapped up CloudOn, a cloud-based Microsoft Office document editing application. The company said in a blog post announcing the deal that its more than 30 employees will be joining the Dropbox team and confirmed shutting down the service on March 15, 2015.
The free CloudOn iOS app, which launched in 2012, has been updated today with a note confirming the service will be no longer accepting new users as a result of the deal. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 17, 2014
Carousel, the gallery app for all your Dropbox photos and videos, is useful and promising even though it’s been lacking some much-needed features.
On Wednesday, the Dropbox-owned app received a major refresh seeking to address some of key user complaints regarding the missing features. Introducing new ways to free up space on your device, Carousel can now remove photos and videos from your device that are already on Dropbox.
Moreover, the app has introduced albums, one of its most-requested features, so now you can organize your photos better on the iPhone and iPad. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2014
Dropbox on Monday issued a small refresh to its iPhone and iPad client, bringing out the notably missing ability to rename files and folders on the go to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Bumped to version 3.6, Dropbox has also gained a new more actions button when viewing files which on iPhones includes additional item details such as the full file name, size and more.
A new swipe gestured has been added as well, with the recently announced ability to Edit Office documents and save them back to your Dropbox now being added for everyone. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 25, 2014
Following Microsoft-issued updates to itsWord, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps for iOS with native Dropbox integration, the popular cloud storage startup on Tuesday announced it is adding the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents to its free iOS client.
That’s right, both iOS and Android users can take advantage of the newly refreshed Dropbox mobile client with Microsoft Office integration to work on the Office files stored in your Dropbox even when you’re on the go.
In addition to editing your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from the Dropbox app, you can also access them directly from Microsoft’s mobile Office apps. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 20, 2014
Released in April of 2014, Carousel is a great app to enjoy all your photos stored in Dropbox, but I’ve always resented that it didn’t have a native interface on the iPad. The Dropbox-owned software has received a refresh Thursday, at last adding the native interface on Apple’s tablets.
In addition, Carousel now lets you share images from your Dropbox to Facebook-owner Instagram mobile photography service and WhatsApp mobile messaging platform. And as a nice bonus, the team has thrown in a compelling Carousel web app.
Carousel is available free in the App Store. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 17, 2014
Dropbox, the hot cloud-storage startup which a few years back turned down an acquisition offer from Steve Jobs, on Monday gave its mobile client for the iPhone and iPad significant new accessibility improvements to make sure it’s simple to get stuff done if your vision or hearing is impaired.
Based on both Dropbox’s own customer research and feedback from the AppleVis community, the improved software makes it easier for people with disabilities to use the app with Apple’s VoiceOver feature when logging in to Dropbox, navigating actions within the app and more.
The new accessibility features will be rolling out to users later today, the company said.
Dropbox is a free download from the App Store. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 4, 2014
Software giant Microsoft has partnered with Dropbox, the hot cloud-storage startup that Steve Jobs once wanted to buy for $800+ million, to give Office users across desktop, mobile and the web built-in access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in their Dropbox, the firms said Tuesday.
Soon, Dropbox users will be able to link their account directly to the Word, Excel and PowerPoint iPad apps.
As a result, customers will be able to edit Office documents right from their Dropbox mobile app, and access their Dropbox from within their mobile Office apps. Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 19, 2014
Great news for Dropbox users this evening, as it appears the online storage service pushed out an update for its iOS client this weekend. Dubbed version 3.5, the new build of the app brings about support for the higher resolution displays of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and other enhancements.
In the change log, Dropbox lists a fix for previewing RTF files on iOS 8 and other general stability and performance improvements. It also notes that users with an iPhone 5s or later, running iOS 8 or later, now have the option to unlock their Dropbox accounts using Touch ID fingerprints. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 13, 2014
Fans of the popular Mailbox email client, rejoice! A compatibility update became available Monday, bringing native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that lets you see more of your emails rather than be limited by a blown-up interface.
Mailbox 2.3.1, a free download, also brings the ability to customize your swipes further and includes a pair of fixes, one resolving issues with rendering of some emails and the other squashing a bug affecting delivery of Push Notification for new messages in iOS 8. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 27, 2014
Dropbox, the popular cloud-storage startup, today announced it’s increased the $9.99 per month Dropbox Pro tier to one terabyte of storage, up from the previous capacity of 500 gigabytes.
In addition to doubling the amount of storage included in the plan, Dropbox Pro also introduces new sharing controls and safeguards for lost devices allowing you to share content using password-protected links and initiate a remote wipe of your Dropbox on any lost device. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 25, 2014
After introducing document previews and smarter search in its Android client two weeks ago, Dropbox today gave its iOS client a little love.
Bumped to version 3.3, Dropbox for iPhone and iPad has brought out an enhancement to the built-in search feature allowing you to search within Word and PowerPoint documents with “higher fidelity previews”.
By the way, those who love to create memes will be pleased to know that Dropbox now syncs larger animated GIFs than before — my life will never be the same again! Other features included in this update are listed right after the jump. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 20, 2014
Less than 24 hours after releasing the first public beta of Mailbox for Mac bringing new snooze options and support for the Drafts folder, the Dropbox-owned startup has updated its Mailbox mobile client with the same capability.
Sitting at version 2.2, Mailbox now predictably allows you to access your work-in-progress messages stored in Drafts across desktop and mobile apps for Mac, iOS and Android… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 13, 2014
Mailbox has updated its popular iOS email client this afternoon, bringing the app to version 2.1. The update is fairly significant, as it adds new spam options, Passbook support, and support for several new languages.
With 2.1, it’s now possible to print your emails, mark them as spam or unread, and favorite them by clicking on the three little dots at the top of a thread view. You can also now add items directly to the Passbook app… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 14, 2014
Heavy Dropbox users may have noticed that large files sixteen megabytes in size and up won’t start downloading to their other devices until they’ve finished uploading fully to the Dropbox cloud on the device which has initiated sync.
A new Dropbox technology dubbed Streaming Sync promises to speed up sync times of large files by up to two times, by downloading small slices of a large file as it’s still being uploaded to the servers.
Before you can start taking advantage of this technology, you must update your desktop Dropbox client to the latest version… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 24, 2014
Dropbox just issued an interesting update to its iOS app with several new features in tow, among them one which makes it a lot easier to set up Dropbox on desktop by scanning an image code with your iPhone’s camera.
Now available free in the App Store, Dropbox version 3.2 contains several accessibility and usability improvements, support for an additional four languages, the ability to reorder your Favorites lists and more.
So, how does one set up Dropbox’s desktop app using their iPhone’s camera? Read on… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 19, 2014
The popular iOS email client Mailbox, which Dropbox acquired in March 2013, has received an update today bringing support for Facebook’s App Links.
Introduced last month as an open-sourced solution for cross-platform app-to-app linking, App Links lets developers control what happens when users click on their content in mobile to send them easily out of their app and directly into another.
Dropbox was listed as an App Links launch partner and today’s update enables this feature while squashing some bugs. The update is now live in the App Store… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 4, 2014
AllDrop is a brand new jailbreak tweak that just recently appeared on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s a tweak that unlocks access to the native iOS filesystem for uploading to Dropbox.
By default, you can only upload photos or videos from the file picker in the Dropbox app, but with AllDrop installed, any file that you have on your device is uploadable. AllDrop is a powerful tweak, especially if you’re a heavy Dropbox user. Take a look at our video walkthrough after the break. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 21, 2014
Mailbox users will be happy to hear that the iOS email client received an update today. The release, which brings the app to version 2.0, brings about ‘lots of bug fixes and improvements’ as well as 2 new features: Dropbox syncing for preferences and Auto-swipe.
While Dropbox syncing for preferences is fairly self-explanatory, Auto-swipe takes some explaining. The feature was first announced by the Mailbox team earlier this month, and its purpose is to learn your in-app behavior in an effort to automate processes…
By Cody Lee on Apr 17, 2014
Following the debut of its new Carousel photo and video management app last week, Dropbox announced today that it has acquired Loom, a cloud-based service for storing your photos. The move should surprise no one, as both companies have very similar goals, but it will affect end users.
Starting today, Loom is no longer accepting new users, and the service will officially shut down on May 16. Current users have until then to act if they wish to save any of their photos/videos by either exporting them to Dropbox, with no interruption in service, or downloading them via a zip file… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2014
Mailbox, the popular Dropbox-owned email client, announced this morning that it would be bringing its app to two new platforms: Android and OS X. The Android version will be available later today in the Google Play store, and the team says that the OS X version is “coming soon.”
First launched on iPhone in February 2013, Mailbox is an email client that syncs up with Gmail, Yahoo Mail and iCloud. It’s not feature-rich, but it stands out thanks to its gesture-based navigation and procrastination features, which let you delay various email actions to a later time… Read More