Dropbox coming to Android and BlackBerry

According to an email sent out to Dropbox users, the team is hard at work bringing the "magic" to more mobile platforms. The popular online synced folder service currently has an app for the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition, you can access your files via the Dropbox mobile website. However, the email sent out specifically mentions Android and BlackBerry as platforms that will soon be supported.

"Do you own a Blackberry or Android phone? Don't worry! We've got plenty more mobile magic coming soon!"

Dropbox gives users 2GB of free cloud storage space, with extra space available for a fee. Users can also gain up to 3GB of additional free space by referring other people to the service. When you load Dropbox onto a computer or mobile device, the data you put in it will be synced across all locations, in addition to the Dropbox servers. This makes it an ideal situation for backing up important data, and keeping yourself organized across multiple locations. Should a user accidentally delete or overwrite a file, it can still be retrieved within 30 days via the Dropbox website.

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I would recommend Dropbox over Drop.io. Drop.io really went overboard with their Ajax stuff which is dog-gone slow and won't work on IE6! It's not like they're a complex app like Gmail or Zimbra. They're really only a thin skin over an FTP server so there's no reason they can't offer on-par service for IE6 users. (FYI, we can't upgrade IE6 at work because we're still using Win2K on a tight budget and remotely administered group policies which are only enforcable through IE.)

em_te said,
I would recommend Dropbox over Drop.io. Drop.io really went overboard with their Ajax stuff which is dog-gone slow and won't work on IE6! It's not like they're a complex app like Gmail or Zimbra. They're really only a thin skin over an FTP server so there's no reason they can't offer on-par service for IE6 users. (FYI, we can't upgrade IE6 at work because we're still using Win2K on a tight budget and remotely administered group policies which are only enforcable through IE.)

Does your workplace restrict usage of USB flash drives? Portable versions of Firefox and Chrome have come into existance :P

just_laze said,
Can someone provide some usage scenarios for Dropbox on your phone?

Maybe you have a file or document that you need to look over while you're on the go. If you uploaded it to Dropbox from your computer, you can retrieve it for viewing on the phone (or download it to the phone by marking it as a Favorite). I don't really use Dropbox for this particular purpose that much anymore - I use Evernote for that. But I still use Dropbox for application installation files, scripts, etc. that I may need elsewhere.

chaos_disorder said,

Maybe you have a file or document that you need to look over while you're on the go. If you uploaded it to Dropbox from your computer, you can retrieve it for viewing on the phone (or download it to the phone by marking it as a Favorite). I don't really use Dropbox for this particular purpose that much anymore - I use Evernote for that. But I still use Dropbox for application installation files, scripts, etc. that I may need elsewhere.

So essentially I could use this instead of sending data to myself as GMail emails?

The m.dropbox.com site works really well ... I really don't know what I'd do without dropbox ... it was always a hassle making sure everything was synced between my work desktop, home laptop, and mobile netbook carried everywhere ... now having everything accessible on my mobile phone is just sweet!

I'll have to try out the iPhone app one day...im just not sure if I'll ever need my files on my phone though....but I WILL try it out when I get my iPad :)

Rudy said,
I'll have to try out the iPhone app one day...im just not sure if I'll ever need my files on my phone though....but I WILL try it out when I get my iPad :)

The big problem with the iPhone app is you can really only upload photos and view standard stuff that is supported by the iPhone OS (PDF, Word Docs, Excel Spreadsheets, music files, video files, etc). Actually, it is pretty sweet. It would be a LOT better if the iPhone had a friggen file system accessible to the user and the apps.

Rudy said,
I'll have to try out the iPhone app one day...im just not sure if I'll ever need my files on my phone though....but I WILL try it out when I get my iPad :)

I hope to the Lord above that you're kidding about gettin' one of those useless things.

Benjamin Rubenstein said,

I hope to the Lord above that you're kidding about gettin' one of those useless things.
No I'm not, I'm even on the list to be notified as soon as it's available in the Apple Store. I already ported my game to the iPad too, it works a lot better with the larger screen I can't wait for people to try it out.

Rudy said,
No I'm not, I'm even on the list to be notified as soon as it's available in the Apple Store. I already ported my game to the iPad too, it works a lot better with the larger screen I can't wait for people to try it out.

I read ^ and was tempted to report your comment. LoL :)

Good luck with your game man. Hope you make a killing. What's it called?

Benjamin Rubenstein said,

I hope to the Lord above that you're kidding about gettin' one of those useless things.

Just because you don't see a use for something doesn't make it useless to other people. No need to be-little someone who has (*gasp*) a different preference than you do.