Friday, September 24, 2010

Dropbox BlackBerry Now Available for All, Android and iOS Apps Get Updates

BlackBerry/Android/iOS: BlackBerry addicts, your days of emailing yourself files are nearly numbered. File syncing service Dropbox has released its previously closed beta BlackBerry app into the open, while also giving Android and iOS users some nice new features.

DropBox for BlackBerry offers the same kind of file access, sharing, and even media streaming that the service offers to desktop and other smartphone users. The easiest way to grab the app is to point your BlackBerry to

Android users who update their app (which recently hit the Market) will notice that Dropbox has added itself to the "Share" menu, so you can send Dropbox a file from nearly any app that lets you send anywhere. There's also a new Shortcut option for the home screen to create direct links to Dropbox folders. iOS users are getting background uploading through iOS 4 multi-tasking, along with high-resolution and HD video support and automatic offline caching.

Finally, Dropbox also created a web list of Apps that work great with the service—in other words, apps that have some kind of connection to Dropbox, whether for file grabbing or storing. It's a good place to check and see if your favorite mobile apps could become a bit more convenient.

All the Dropbox apps are free for their individual platforms. If you've got a favorite app that hooks well into Dropbox, tell us all about it in the comments.  Get it here: Dropbox Anywhere

DropBox for iPhone and iPad has just been updated to version 1.3 and you can get it now from the iTunes App Store. Like Apple’s own MobileMe iDisk, it lets you store files online and sync them locally as well. Unlike iDisk it’s lightning fast, provides versioning (like Time Machine), and does a host of other great stuff as well. New features and fixes in 1.3 include:

UI re-design with numerous visual enhancements including retina display support
File caching (no need to re-download files you’ve already viewed!)
Fullscreen landscape file viewing on iPad
Finish uploads and downloads while in the background
Create folders
Bug fix for viewing CSV and some broken HTML files

The app is free, the service is free up to 2GB and then you can pay for 50GB and 100GB options. If you try out the new version, let us know what you think. Personally, I’m not digging the new UI yet, but I’ll give it some time…