Android Apps

Dropbox Android app drops into the Android Market

May 4, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka


Dropbox Android app drops into the Android Market

Dropbox has been in the lucky hands of a few beta users for a few weeks, but the app is now available for general consumption. Dropbox has been uploaded into the Android Market, the latest among a slew of syncing solutions for desktops, mobiles, and cloud-stored content.

Dropbox is a service that syncs content between multiple devices. It offers up to 2GB’s of storage for your documents, photos, music, or other files (more space is available for paid upgrades). Text documents can be edited from within the app and changes are reflected on all devices since they all sync to the cloud-based Dropbox.

Other important features include:

  • Upload from the phone to Dropbox
  • Download files stored online
  • Share links to files with friends or the public
  • Automatically upload images taken from your camera
  • Open files with other Android apps (for instance, Word docs can open with DocsToGo, images in PicSay, etc.)
  • Search your Dropbox archive

Download the app in the Android Market. Beta users should delete the beta version before installing the app from the Market. To uninstall, take the following steps:

  1. Press Menu > Settings
  2. Press Applications
  3. Press Manage Applications
  4. Scroll to Dropbox
  5. Press Uninstall