New Dropbox App For Android Comes With Several New Features
Dropbox recently sent out email notifications that the latest Android beta is now available for testing. There are some bug fixes in the newest build, including: small file changes syncing properly, files don’t re-upload on upgrade or re-install, and increased network timeout so it works better on slow networks. The new feature list is pretty impressive. For a full list of what the new version comes with, check below:
- Added “Share to Dropbox” from other applications (Gallery, etc). Either single or multiple files can be shared at the same time.
- File Downloads & Uploads now display progress notifications instead of Spammy Toasts.
- Multi-touch Gallery for pictures in a directory. Long-hold on pictures in gallery to do file operations.
- Now you can create Shortcuts to Dropbox folders by long-holding on the desktop.
- Added long-hold folder options for sharing and open.
- Long-hold file Open now plays non-streaming, if it’s a streaming file type.
- Added Cache Size display and Clear Cache button.
- Prompt to install file manager such as OI or Astro if one is not installed already.
- Notification if SD card is unavailable, so downloads, viewing, or uploads won’t work.
- The e-mail to tell friends about Dropbox now contains a referral link, so you can get a quota bonus.
- Visual Redesign with new icons
The new beta version seems to be working great and not having to resync and upload/download cached files on the phone after upgrading was a big plus. Many people love using Dropbox as it has grown to be a very useful tool so these changes are much appreciated. You can head over to the official Dropbox forums for the full release notes and download links by hitting the source link below!
Source: Dropbox (Forums)