Dropbox for Android receives update to level the playing field with iOS version

Dropbox for Android receives update to level the playing field with iOS version
Just because you might find the same app available for iOS and Android, doesn't mean that the apps are the same. Occasionally, an iOS app might have a few features not yet offered to Android users, until an update makes it so. Take Dropbox, for example, The cloud storage application offers iOS users a few nifty things not available from the Android version. Well, at least not until now, when an update to Dropbox for Android levels the playing field.

The update brings a redesigned search feature that tracks previous searches and suggests searches using "typeahead" recommendations. And as you type the name of files or folders in any field, matching names will appear. You can also preview any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF in your Dropbox directly from your Android device, with the ability to view, scroll, and zoom.

And if you are sharing a Dropbox with your business associates, you can arrange to give them view only access to certain documents and files. This way, you won't have to worry about Reggie in the corner office changing the Anderson contract, without your permission. The update also includes the usual bug fixes and improvements, and can be found at the Google Play Store.


source: Dropbox via MobileSyrup

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16 Comments

1. wilsong17 unregistered

Yeah but ios use can't upload automatically pic or file

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Really? That's the whole reason why I even had it on my android device to begin with. Automated backup of pictures and videos. Not like it matters to me any more as I've replaced Dropbox with Google Drive, the amount of free storage space is so much greater.

5. wilsong17 unregistered

You didn't read ios user Can't. . For example in android I can take a pic and automatically get upload ed to Dropbox on apple you have to open the app

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your point is?

11. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's easier and therfore better on Android, not level as the headline stated. If it's true, I have no idea.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's easy on iOS.

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Thats funny, because I'm doing it right now..

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, the guy missed the memo. He was honest as far as he had read. Thank you for providing an actual link as most people don't take the effort to look something like this up.

4. TechEnthu

Posts: 19; Member since: May 08, 2013

Well I love dropbox very much... but my stupid college blocked it.. so have to use google drive now..

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd be fine with Drive, but it sucks that your college doesn't allow you to pick and choose a cloud storage provider.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why did they block it? Piracy?

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Many organizations block file sharing services like Dropbox because of intellectual property concerns. For example, proprietary research being put on Dropbox can cause a lot of issues because Dropbox data mines all the files, and could potentially take the research and file patents on it, sell it, etc.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You remind me of Remixfa and Sniggly Hypresearch You seem to be very knowledgeable?

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Always welcome new improvements. Anyone use Mega? Hard to get mad at its free service IMO.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Regardless, the platform, wish they gave end users more storage.

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