Tuesday 15 January 2013

Dropbox for Android now lets you share multiple images

An update to the Dropbox app on Android devices now allows users to share multiple photos with friends and family. Dropbox's Tony Grue elaborates that users can pick their favourite photos and videos without the need to have a Dropbox account. To begin with, users have to go to the Photos tab, tap the button on the top right and then select the pictures that they want to share. Once done, they can add those to a named album to save for later. Alternatively, then can just use the link to share via email, Facebook or Twitter.

The update is available for download from the Google Play store. The changelog reads:
Version 2.3:
Easily share several photos at once
Organise your favourite photos into albums
Delete multiple photos at once
UI improvements and updates throughout
Lots of other little tweaks and bug fixes

version 2.1:
Automatically uploads photos and videos in the background using Wi-Fi or data plan
Up to 3GB of free space for uploading photos automatically (in 500MB increments)
Upload files of any size

Recently, the Dropbox app was released for Windows 8 devices. This way, users can enjoy the app on the new platform. Using the Dropbox app for Windows 8, users can flip through their content, preview their photos and/or watch videos with a tap. Also, users can share their stuff from Dropbox with other Windows 8 apps. They can share their content with Facebook or Twitter contacts using the People app or send a link with the Mail app.

Here’s the list of features of the app on the Windows store:
Browse and preview all of your files and photos on Dropbox
Open, edit and save files from other Windows 8 apps
Share any photo, file or folder with the Share Charm
Find your files with the Search Charm

A few days ago, Dropbox updated its iOS app to version 2.0. The highlighted feature of this new update is the redesigned user interface. Apart from this, another important addition to the update is the dedicated Photos tab with a timeline view of all automatically uploaded photos and videos. Dropbox stated in a blog post that it has updated the experience for iOS devices and this update is not limited to just the iPhone or iPod touch, but for the iPad as well.

Dropbox stated that now all of one’s photos are right at their fingertips with the new Photos tab. Commenting on this feature, the developers state that with just a tap, one will be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos they have automatically uploaded. They stated, “And since Dropbox is a one stop shop for all your memories, you can also check out the photos you’ve uploaded from everywhere else!”

When one selects a photo, they will be able to view it in full-screen. Dropbox claimed, “This means one can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet.” There is also a new speedy scroller, which will help you navigate all the way back to your earliest photos.

You can also upload directly to a folder. Speaking on this feature, Dropbox states that it has streamlined the way one can upload to their Dropbox. All one needs to do is navigate to the folder of their choice and tap on the ‘+’ icon to upload something or create a new folder.

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