Latest version of Dropbox App brings an interesting way of linking new computers using their smartphones.
Cloud storage options are becoming essential for every smartphone these days. Increasingly users are putting important documents, photos, videos and other files on their portable devices, and that needs to be backed up. Last week, Dropbox, leading cloud storage provider, released the updated version of app for Android devices. The update comes on April 7, just two days prior to of scheduled press event for announcing its business app. Compared to earlier version the new Dropbox app looks better and performs better. The latest Dropbox app is now available on Google Play store for download.
Dropbox app for connecting your web world together
More than 200m smartphone users worldwide make use of Dropbox app services to store their files, photos, and videos. The feature rich app comes free and is available for wide range of devices and operating systems. The app supports Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android platforms and works seamlessly with iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Kindle fire, and all Android phones. The company provides a free account with 2GB of cloud storage space. Depending on schemes and incentives, it can go as high as 16 GB.
Once you have the Dropbox account, it is super convenient to add more devices and keep them in sync. On a Wi-Fi network Dropbox app automatically downloads updates when it is launched for the first time. In contrast, when on a cellular network, the app smartly switches to update-on-demand mode.
In addition, users do not have to worry about losing one or all the devices. Even if they lose their smartphone or if their home computer crashes, they will have a copy of files safe in the cloud storage space. All they have to do is add the new device and all the files will be copied from the cloud.
Users can share files and folders with colleagues and friends in real-time. They can choose to upload all their cell photos automatically into Dropbox as soon as they snap them.
Changes in the latest app version
Version 2.4 of the Dropbox app includes following changes:
– Fix for third party app authentication issue
– New process for setting up Dropbox on computers using phone’s camera
– New service icon and other minor UI tweaks
One of the exciting features is the use of QR code for adding a new computer. New process comprises of three simple steps.
- Go to Dropbox Connect URL on new computer. The page displays company logo, which is made up of QR codes.
- Scan the QR code / logo by pointing mobile phone camera at screen.
- A pre-authorized installer gets into action and does the rest.
Dropbox app service icon has few takers
Along with other changes, Dropbox has experimented with a new icon for its service app. unfortunately; the user community does not like the change. The new Dropbox app icon contains blue box having thick, white borders. Play store blog is flooded with requests for bringing the old icon back.
Not very often users get a choice as good as Dropbox app. The latest app v2.4 is good looking, stable and works better than ever before. If you are an Android smartphone or tablet user, adding this app will be a wise decision.