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Dropbox for iOS 52.2

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: 13 June 2017
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Downloads To Date: 1425
Developer: Dropbox
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Dropbox for iOS
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 2GB 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 Version 52.2

What’s new:
• You can now share Dropbox files while inside other apps

What’s fixed:
• Improved loading times for the Offline tab
• Increased the limit for offline folders from 100 to 500
• In iMessage, you can now sign in to Dropbox using Touch ID
• If your battery is over 30%, the screen no longer dims while viewing a document
• Fixed an issue where some people couldn’t save to Dropbox when the language was set to Russian

We release updates regularly, and we’re always looking for ways to make things better. If you have any feedback or run into issues, come find us in our forums. We’re happy to help!

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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