By Christian Zibreg on Apr 26, 2016
Popular cloud-storage startup Dropbox said today at the Dropbox Open London conference that it’s working to let you access your files through the Finder as you normally would, but without taking up storage space on a Mac until they’re actually needed—no matter how small your hard disk, no matter how much stuff’s in your Dropbox.
Code-named Project Infinite, the initiative will let you decide which files in your Dropbox will be instantly downloaded and which ones will be referenced. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 14, 2016
Downloading and saving files or documents to a computer is something we don’t think about. Click, click, done. It’s saved on the hard drive and ready to be accessed when needed. On iOS though, it’s a little more complicated than that. The lack of a user file system can be confusing, and something as simple as downloading a file can all the sudden become a daunting task.
How do I download a file to my iPhone? Where do I download it to? These are questions I’ve recently been asked, but also problems I have faced myself. In this post, I’ll try to share different options for downloading files to an iPhone or iPad. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 13, 2016
The failing Internet pioneer Yahoo today announced a major update for its mobile email application.
Bumped to version 4.3, Yahoo Mail for iOS introduces new third-party integrations allowing you to add cloud files directly from your Google Drive or Dropbox to your messages as attachments, or add animated GIFs to your emails from Tumblr, which is another Yahoo-owned property.
The compose interface makes it easy to choose among Tumblr’s most popular GIFs of the moment, search for that perfect GIF or browse GIF categories including Love, LOL, Cute, Cheers, Fail, Happy and more. GIFs are added to your emails as attachments. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 12, 2016
As Facebook continues advancing its mobile Messenger app, the company just announced in a blog post that users can now take advantage of a brand new integration to share their Dropbox files from within the mobile Messenger app.
The new feature is accessible through the More button in Messenger chats, where Dropbox is now listed as an available source. Simply tap the new icon to open the Dropbox app on your device and select cloud files that you’d like to share in a chat. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 29, 2016
The popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp today received a pretty cool update in the App Store which adds the ability to share photos or videos from other apps installed on your iPhone via a new option exposed after tapping the Photo/Video Library button.
In addition, WhatsApp has gained a pair of new shortcuts in the 3D Touch menu on the Home screen and now supports solid colors as chat backgrounds.
Oh, and you can now zoom in on videos while they’re playing. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 20, 2015
Our tutorial series on closing user accounts on popular online services continues and today we’re dealing with Dropbox. As a quick backgrounder, Dropbox is a cloud storage service that offers free (Basic) and paid (Pro and Business) accounts.
If you have decided to take your files elsewhere and think you won’t be using Dropbox going forward, it may be a good idea to delete your account.
In this tutorial, we’ll highlight steps you need to take to permanently close your Dropbox account, including downloading files to a computer before the account is deleted. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 7, 2015
Cloud storage startup Dropbox made a surprising announcement Monday, saying it will be shutting down Mailbox, the once popular app it acquired in March 2013, as well as Carousel, a photo-management app released in April 2014. Mailbox will be winding down on February 28, 2016 and Carousel is next on the chopping block on March 31, 2016.
This development doesn’t surprise me: Mailbox for iOS has been receiving only compatibility updates post-acquisition while Mailbox for Mac hasn’t dropped its beta flag since August 2014 debut of the first public beta (its current version number: 0.76). Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2015
Managing multiple projects in your Dropbox can be a pain when you need to quickly find that presentation you’ve been working on recently. While Dropbox’s iPhone and iPad app has had a dedicated Recents tab since May of this year, it wasn’t available through the web UI at dropbox.com.
Starting today, a Recents webpage is now available on dropbox.com so you can find what you need faster. Sadly, the Recents feature isn’t cross-platform as of yet because Dropbox for Android lacks it, but the company assures us it’s coming to that platform, too, “over the next few months”. Read More
By Matthew Miller on Nov 2, 2015
Dropbox, the cloud storage provider, has updated their iOS app with new features for App Extensions and an assortment of bug fixes. Now users who have the App Extension enabled in Safari can save webpages to PDFs and also can protect the App Extension itself with their Touch ID fingerprint.
Dropbox previously updated their app with support for iOS 9 and 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, among other new features. While you can already save a webpage to a PDF with iBooks, this is a good update for those that need access to websites later and use Dropbox on another device, such as a desktop computer. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 16, 2015
Dropbox joins the onslaught of app updates today, following Apple’s release of iOS 9. The new version of the cloud-based storage provider’s iOS client is labeled 4.0, and it brings about a number of improvements, including support for some of iOS 9’s new features.
Folks with the new Dropbox app on iOS 9 will see Dropbox files in Spotlight search results. This includes recently used files, plus any marked for offline access, and a quick tap will open them in-app. Additionally, any Dropbox link you tap on will open within the app. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 19, 2015
It’s been more than two years since cloud-storage startup Dropbox acquired the popular iOS email client Mailbox, and a full twelve months have passed since a public beta of Dropbox for Mac launched, and the software still hasn’t dropped the beta flag.
As a matter of fact, those among you who use Mailbox as your daily driver should hold on upgrading to the most recent release as it breaks compatibility with Macs running OS X Mavericks while introducing a host of new problems, as first reported by The Next Web. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 28, 2015
Red-hot cloud-storage startup Dropbox on Tuesday announced a new commenting system which permits anyone to provide some context and give helpful feedback on that shared presentation, photo, movie or other upload of yours.
The new feature is now accessible by everyone after Dropbox for Business early access users have been trying out commenting for the past month.
The ability to comment on shared files includes such perks as Twitter-like @mentions, reply notifications and more. The feature is currently available in Dropbox’s web interface and should be accessible from mobile apps “soon”. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 18, 2015
Popular cloud-storage service Dropbox today announced it’s refreshed its mobile app for iOS and Android with the much-appreciated ability to open shared links on the iPhone, iPad or Android tablets and smartphones.
In the past, sending someone a link to a shared Dropbox document meant firing up the web interface, but not anymore. Starting today, tapping on a shared link from your iOS device opens the file in the Dropbox app.
Not only does this give you rich previews for shared documents and photos, but also the ability to instantly save shared content to your Dropbox account. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 17, 2015
If you’ve been longing to save files from your favorite apps directly to Dropbox without leaving said app, then I have some good news for you. Dropbox was just updated to bring DropBox action extension capability to iOS 8. This means that you can now effortlessly save files directly to Dropbox from many of your favorite apps. It doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles, but it’s a great first step for Dropbox. Read More
By iDB Deals on Feb 5, 2015
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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