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Dropbox for iOS 3.7

Backup, synchronise & share important files

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: iPad, iPhone
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 18 February 2015
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Downloads To Date: 990
Developer: Dropbox
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Dropbox for iOS 3.7
Use this tool to backup, share and synchronise your files

Modern technology enables a team to operate in different locations across your company and the world. If you’re a software developer, there’s no reason why you couldn’t pick the best programmers based in Germany, document writers from the UK, whilst your graphic artists could be based in the States.

The problem is bringing these people together. You need a system where your team or teams can share files and information, make sure that no-one overwrites someone else’s work and keep a collection of previously updated files, so you can quickly reverse back to a previous revision, if necessary. Doing this on your website requires you have the relevant versioning technology and that it will work across various operating systems. A versioning tool that works fine on Windows may not be suitable for OS X.

Dropbox is an online sharing tool that enables you to select the files you want to share and synchronise with other users, then simply upload them to the remote site. That bit is done automatically, so you don’t need to worry about having to upload the files manually. You can share folders and collaborate with other users on the files within these folders. Versioning will stop work being overwritten.

You can just use Dropbox on a personal level, too. If you own a desktop computer at home, use another at work and a laptop when you’re away from the office, simply use Dropbox to synchronise your important files across each machine. You can also access your DropBox files from the web, if you need access from a temporary host PC.

It’s not quite as effective as, say, SugarSync, which will attempt to synchronise documents from your Windows ‘My Documents’ folder to the relevant Documents folder on your Mac, and vice-versa.

Dropbox will limit you to 3GB of free online storage (and you can purchase more, if required) and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The download here is for the iOS version.

What's new in v3.7?

- New Action Extension for iOS 8: save files straight to Dropbox from your favorite apps
- Bug fixes and improvements related to moving and deleting files, printing and exporting, RTF previews, and password protected files

Verdict:

Promising tool for enabling you to backup your files online, synchronise across your various computers and even share with other users

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