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Share and View Files from your Device On the Go

Dropbox IconDropboxWhen you’re on the go with a mobile device in your hand, wouldn’t it be handy and helpful if you are still able to view or share the files that you’ve saved on a PC, or the other way around?

Yes, this is where cloud storage services come into the picture and one of the most popular and widely used services is Dropbox which gives you a storage space of 2 GB for free.

Once you've signed up a Dropbox account, you can upload and access your files in the account from anywhere via a web browser but to simplify your work, you can also install the Dropbox application onto your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, or your Android, iPad, iPhone or BlackBerry mobile device. The app then helps you to synchronize your files in specific folders across computers and mobile devices automatically.

If you're using an Android device, the Dropbox app for Android will automatically search your device for an application that is able to open the file type you want to view or edit. Or if you're using the iPad or iPhone, all files supported will preview natively in the Dropbox app in any of these formats:

  • Images (jpg, tiff, gif)
  • Music (mp3, aiff, m4a, wav)
  • Movies (mov, mp4, m4v)
  • MS Office (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx)
  • Adobe PDF (pdf)
  • Text and Rich Text (txt, rtf)
  • Web pages (htm, html)
  • Keynote presentation (key)
  • Pages documents (pages)
  • Numbers spreadsheets (numbers)
  • And more.

This Dropbox app also allows you to save as many files from your account as your mobile phone or tablet can hold for offline use. When running out of space on your device, try removing files from your Favorites list to help clear space.

 

Dropbox  — Free Android / iOS App of the Week

For Android
Size: Varies with device
Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dropbox.android

For iPad and iPhone
Size: 12.1 MB
Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8

 

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