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Dropbox Updates With Notifications & Sharing on Android, Redesign & AirDrop on iOS

Mihir Patkar 24-11-2013

Dropbox is one of the must-have apps on iPhone and it’s just gotten a whole lot better with Dropbox 3.0, which is redesigned for iOS 7 and brings a bunch of new features like AirDrop support. And it’s not ignoring Android either, bringing a new notifications feed and enhanced sharing options.


The app looks cleaner and simpler with its new iOS 7-inspired redesign. “We considered every aspect of the app, took the time to make sure we did a thorough job, and simplified a whole bunch of stuff,” Dropbox said in a blog post.

Dropbox 3.0 for iOS also includes AirDrop support to easily share files between different devices and apps Share Files Easily Between Computers With AirDrop & Two Similar Applications [Mac] How often have you sent an email to yourself, simply to move a picture or document between computers? Often, the only obvious alternative is clear overkill, like setting up a temporary FTP server on your... Read More . It also brings full-screen view, saves videos to your library, and is faster than ever before, apart from squashing a few bugs.


On Android, Dropbox now has a new notifications feed to show you an activity log of what people have shared with you. But more importantly, it’s gained a new ability to share files with non-Dropbox users via email. Tap the ‘Share’ button on any file and choose ‘Send to Contact’ to share a link to that file with anyone in your contacts list. Pretty neat!

Of course, just because you can share more doesn’t mean you should. Don’t be a Dropbox jerk and make sure you adhere to some cloud file-sharing etiquette Don't Be A Dropbox Jerk: Cloud File Sharing Etiquette You Should Know Are you annoying the people you share files with services like Dropbox? Maybe; here are some things you do that may bug others, and some rules you can use to avoid doing so. Read More .

You can download Dropbox for free from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. And you’d do well to take a look at our guide to using Dropbox What Is Dropbox? The Unofficial Dropbox User Guide What is Dropbox and how do you use it? Our Dropbox user guide will explain everything you need to know to get started. Read More , while you’re at it.

Sources: Engadget, Dropbox, Android Police

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