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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by greggebhardt, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Android Enthusiast
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  2. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert

    looks nice, cant wait!
  3. rezeew

    rezeew Well-Known Member

    I'll admit the app looks nicer, but they "moved" the Dropbox folder that was in the root of the SD card. In my case, unfortunately, the files in that folder were not "moved" with it to the new location (which is /Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/scratch .... very intuitive). So I've got to download them all again.

    Didn't like that. Just a heads up to others before you update the app. Might want to move files you've saved out of the Dropbox folder before it goes away.
  4. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Android Enthusiast

    I agree, but I found a cool new feature. If you click on a Dropbox file, then pick "Export", it lets you download the file to any folder on the Nexus that you want.
  5. prostang

    prostang Well-Known Member

    I have been using DropBox since day 1. I also use it for a backup for my Password Pro app. It allows my desktop and phone to stay in sync with passwords and logins. Am I missing something here?
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  6. stevevt

    stevevt Newbie

    The only thing I can see that you're missing is a specific question. :)
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  7. darkuni

    darkuni Android Enthusiast

    Here is what sucks about Dropbox. Well, okay - there are a bunch of things that suck about Dropbox but the main things that bother me are:

    1) It's not enough space. Even when you whore your affiliate link and get some bites .. at the end of the day, it's about 1-2GB short with my day to day needs.

    2) Folders shared with you by friends and family GO AGAINST YOUR STORAGE? That's INSANE.

    Then you have crap like shared folders have no user right access control - so if you share your family pictures with Uncle Dumbass Bob, and he MOVES them instead of copying them - you have to ONE BY ONE recover EACH AND EVERY ONE manually.

    The list goes on and on. I'm really not sure how they got to be the "leaders of the pack" when there are endless comparable and several better ones than they are.

    That being said, if you get enough of these damn free accounts, you can finally get enough space - and fortunately, there are tons of "space aggregates" out there that lessen the pain a little.
  8. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    i've been using DB on my GN since the 15th.
  9. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Yup...I've been using it on the GNex for a min now...Awesome
  10. CharlzO

    CharlzO Android Expert

    I love having it on my phone and comps. I don't use it for sharing to people, and really only for average excel docs and things for myself and personal business use, so it's perfect for me. I can pull up my register wherever, or check the schedule I've put out. I also use it as the DB storage folder for my POS system, so no matter which computer I pull it up on, or where I'm at (I travel with my laptop), it's still up-to-date and current.

    For sharing with friends and family, I'd rather use a dedicated solution like photobucket or whatever for that stuff. DB is perfect for my personal use :)
  11. stanfna

    stanfna Well-Known Member

    I agree. I like having some of my more commonly used/important files synced on all my devices (GN & PCs). I also use it to install or get files on my GN. typically i am on my PC when i see something i want on my GN. i just drag & drop it and then download it. to me that is much easier than plugging it in and transferring a file. it also allows me to retrieve the file later...like if i did not have time at that moment to install an app and test it out.
  12. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter

    Just a heads up guys, we have been removing referral links from this thread as we like to keep them all in one place here: http://androidforums.com/android-ap...inus-referral-thread-only-post-them-here.html

    Please feel free to put them there or toss them in your sig (it works) :)
    We just don't want random threads to turn into 'referral threads' all over the forums. The thread I linked has over 33,000 views so it is pretty useful :)


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  13. stanfna

    stanfna Well-Known Member

    thanks for the heads up and the tip. Keep up the good work!
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