With iCloud and Google+, introducing new and cutting edge methods to simplify file sharing between devices, Dropbox is also trying to reinvent itself with some better services. Dropbox has released the new App for Android devices in the Android market and it seems very impressive and even better than other services.
The Dropbox for Android brings some new features like :
- Allows you to automatically upload photos and videos in the background using Wi-Fi or data plan.
- Up to 3 GB of free space for uploading photos automatically (in 500 MB increments).
- Upload files of any size.
- Various performance improvements & bug fixes.
Well it does stand up to its motto “simplify your life”. While the iCloud and Google+ does offer the feature of photo synchronization, what makes Dropbox so special ???…. Well, Dropbox offers automatic uploading of media in the background when a user is connected to a Wi-Fi network or through a cellular data connection if necessary. Also all the images uploaded would be completely in original scale where as Google+ supports only till 2048px .
With the limit of image quality being raised one would argue that Dropbox is trying to trap more users in the paid segment but they have already announced that the free limit of 2 GB would be raised in 500 MB increments till up to 5 GB to support more image data. Hence they claim to simplify user experience.
The maximum file size limit is 180 MB per file.
Download Dropbox for Android [Market link]