Dropbox for iOS updated with lots of goodies

Dropbox has just updated its iOS application and now includes some interesting new features. First on the list is the ability to upload photos and videos in the user’s camera roll automatically (over Wi-Fi or carrier connections), which is a great little feature that enjoy for quite some time now.

        

After the update has been downloaded and applied the application will prompt the user with a permission request asking to store the user's images and movie clips in Dropbox the next time they open it. With this new method of storing things comes a whole new way of earning some extra storage for your account.

Dropbox is rewarding users that automatically upload photos and videos with up to 3GB of bonus capacity, given to users 500MB’s at a time. It is assumed that the storage you receive will directly correlate with the amount of media you upload to the cloud service.

With the ability to host images and videos, it’s only right that there are means of viewing these pieces of media, and Dropbox has done exactly that with its new gallery view.

There are a number of minor but efficient enhancements in this update, including the ability to move or delete multiple files at once and upload files of any size.

Dropbox 1.5 for iOS is available now in the iTunes App Store.

Source: iTunes

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Microsoft releases Skype 4.0 for Linux

Next Story

TechSpot: Ultrabooks vs. 13" MacBook Air - Is the Apple Tax Real?

21 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

The Article said,
which is a great little feature that enjoy for quite some time now
Was there supposed to be an "I" somewhere in there?

Septimus said,
Don't really see the point for iOS as its built into iCloud for the most part.

iCloud only gives 5GB of free storage, with Dropbox it's possible to reach 20GB+ for free.

Something just seems odd about them offering more space for the more photos / videos you upload to them. Perhaps they have the right to use your photos at any time or something.

Edrick Smith said,
Something just seems odd about them offering more space for the more photos / videos you upload to them. Perhaps they have the right to use your photos at any time or something.

Nope. From their terms of service:

We may need your permission to do things you ask us to do with your stuff, for example, hosting your files, or sharing them at your direction. This includes product features visible to you, for example, image thumbnails or document previews. It also includes design choices we make to technically administer our Services, for example, how we redundantly backup data to keep it safe. You give us the permissions we need to do those things solely to provide the Services. This permission also extends to trusted third parties we work with to provide the Services, for example Amazon, which provides our storage space (again, only to provide the Services).
To be clear, aside from the rare exceptions we identify in our Privacy Policy, no matter how the Services change, we won't share your content with others, including law enforcement, for any purpose unless you direct us to.

tl;dr: you own your stuff. Dropbox doesn't share it with anyone for any reason, nor do they use it themselves for anything other than to store it, back it up, give it to you, or generate thumbnails.

I think the "free space" thing is just part of what Dropbox does, and how it's gotten to be so widely used. People like it when you give them free space, and are more likely to spread the word. It's also to raise awareness of the new feature, and encourage people to use it.

Edrick Smith said,
Something just seems odd about them offering more space for the more photos / videos you upload to them. Perhaps they have the right to use your photos at any time or something.

Probably just a clever way to compete with the competition - others are offering more free space (Amazon, Google, Skydrive) and Dropbox has been doing this picture thing for awhile now.

tonyunreal said,
Don't forget (the unmentioned) retina support for the new iPad.

Yes, because a higher resolution is so important with an app that's mostly text

TCLN Ryster said,

Yes, because a higher resolution is so important with an app that's mostly text


did you not see the part about the gallery to view photos and videos?

ccoltmanm said,
This is dangerous. Same with Facetime on 3G. With people on 2 or 5GB limits, they can hit it quick.
That's their problem. I'd rather they hit their limit, than be denied features because some people who have limits and can't manage them themselves..

Except it doesn't use cellular data it just sits there say "Waiting for Wi-Fi". You could if you wanted turn on the use of your cellular network connection though. They weren't that stupid.