The free Dropbox app for iPhone and iPod touch is finally here, giving Dropbox users yet another reason to be excited about the wonderfully simple and powerful Dropbox service. You will need to upgrade to the 3.1 software update for you iPhone or iPod touch to download the Dropbox app, so if you haven’t done so already, do that first.
Dropbox iPhone app gives you full access your Dropbox from your iPhone, including your photos, videos, and documents. Once you open the app you will enter your account info and see a nice alphabetical list of all your PC or MAC files on your iPhone or iPod touch, with matching icons that display the file types. You can add or remove files to to a list of favorites which get download for viewing offline later. The Dropbox app is smart enough to know if a downloaded file has changed when you sync (hit Update All) and will get you the latest version of your favorites automatically. Syncing can be a great way to take notes, or create to do lists on your PC and view them on your iPhone at any time.
You can also now take your Videos and Photos with you where ever you go without storing them to your iPhone. Syncing photos and videos in Dropbox is probably the greatest feature of the Dropbox app for iPhone users. You can do 2 way sync with them. So you can view your backed up photos on your iPhone in a gallery format, or take photos and videos on your iPhone and sync them to your Dropbox. Sharing is also a snap as always, making it easy to send invitation links to files in your Dropbox to anyone.
Dropbox is an established award winning start-up that offers users one of most innovative and easier ways to sync your files online and across computers, and share them with people. So if you already have Dropbox you’ll love this iPhone app, and if you don’t GetDropbox now. It is one of the most useful and easy to use file sharing services out there today by far. You will regret not having had it sooner. You get 2GB for free and can get additional space for referring friends. The company also sells paid storage plans if you want to go bigger up to 100GB. Dropbox works across any computer with any OS, including Windows, Mac OS X or Linux and can be good for securely backing up your files online and sharing them with friends and relatives.
If you want any of your files stored locally on your device, tap the star button. The Dropbox app then will keep a local copy of the file for offline viewing or playing in case of music or video files.
Note: Previous to the app release users were able to use the DropBox web application on their iPhone or iPod touch by going to this url in Safari http://www.getdropbox.com/iphone/
Here is a video demo of the Dropbox iPhone app app on the iPhone
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