Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gnystrom, May 24, 2010.
Any issues good or bad?
lots and lots of threads around.
<3 my dropbox! No issues to date.
i love dropbox
Yup, I have it and it's great.
Dropbox is the s**t!
i use drop box all the time to load apks and snesoid roms.. just drop them into a folder on ur pc and they appear almost magically on the phone.
I probably should know this but what is dropbox?
Agreed. I use it heavily. Works fantastically!
i just installed it. and lov'n it!!!!
Here's a referral: https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTYzNTA1NDk5
haha we need a referal thread where we help eachother out... saw one at droidforums
There is an official referral thread here:
As for the OP's question. The good is that it can run on most systems, and it's very low maintenance. You install the dropbox program on your computer and it assigns a dropbox folder and any files you "drop" into it or change within it gets automatically sync'd with all the other computers running the dropbox program and a copy is sync'd online. The bad is that it doesn't sync with handheld devices. From your android phone the app lets you can access all the latest updated files (and download to your device is you choose) but it doesn't sync with a folder on your device to the files on your other systems. Also you from your device you can only upload media or text files. Another negative is that you only get 2gb at first and have to give out referrals to get increments of 256kb per referral or purchase extra space. So unless you pay for the extra capacity, it's really mostly good for sync'ing/backing up just your important files, sharing files, or replacing usb thumb drives.
You can upload/download any type of file if you install OI File Manager (Free from the app store). This is a temporary workaround - see Tom's post here: Android file changed, how to sync back to dropbox? Dropbox Forums
Might as well add that Dropbox kicks a$$!!!!!!!!!!! I use it all the time between 3 computers and my DroidInc.....
Thanks for the tip. I checked it out and that solution may come in handy for moving files from my Dinc to my pc, but I really need sync to make changes to excel documents across my pc's and phone and it seems that doesn't work yet. Though I see from the thread an update is coming soon, so crossing my fingers.
I have the dropbox application and can see the files there, but is there a way to copy the file from there to my SDCard?
Lex, files downloaded through Dropbox end up on your SD card in the 'Dropbox' folder. So, for example, if you want to download an actual mp3 file rather than just stream it, you can click and hold on a file in Dropbox to get a small menu and select that option.
To move files from the 'Dropbox' folder to another location on your SD card, you'll need to hook your phone to a computer or use a file manager (like Astro or the previously mentioned OI file manager). These will give you a nice UI to use to copy/paste/delete/etc files (and some other features as well).
I just downloaded it because of this thread. So I guess you just use it when you can't use your usb cord?
Ok, figured out how to go into SDCard/dropbox and see the files there and I can move them wherever I want at that point.
MTC, yes, that's pretty much the idea. It's like wireless syncing of files.