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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:31 AM   #26
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Yeap is a damm shame, what ido is either copy to clipboard and edit in another app or open in....
Sure, with 10 clicks and some other apps you do get that functionality on iOS.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:37 AM   #27
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I liked the old version better. It was a stock iOS UI.

Also the gallery viewer is terribly. It is only for the photos you've uploaded; whereas the previous version had a thumbnail button, that once tapped would display a thumbnail view of pictures in any folder.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:41 AM   #28
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now its crashing on my iPad after i put in my security code works on the iPhone tho
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 09:47 AM   #29
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:39 AM   #30
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Dropbox is wonderful! It replaces most of iCloud for me (and supports Macs better, ironically), plus I use it for web hosting, file transfer, and file syncing. I have a Mac Pro and a MacBook, and I basically just save all documents to the same Dropbox folder on both PCs.

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With the Dropbox Android app I can edit TXT files, in iOS I can't. That really sux.
Yeah, why don't they let you do it in the iOS version?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:10 PM   #31
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love the new UI looks very polished and clean. kinda reminds me of an google designed application
Looks horrible and feels alien in iOS.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:34 PM   #32
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Its nice but is it just me or is the top right tick icon a weird design choice to move or delete a file or folder.
Seems pretty straightforward to me. The tick icon represents selection. Press tge tick and then you can select items.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:07 PM   #33
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:30 AM   #34
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Like most everyone else who has posted, I also am a huge fan of Dropbox.

However ... do people really take pictures of their bare feet?

(Seriously, that comment in the press release seemed to come out of nowhere.)
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:53 AM   #35
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I am a dropbox fan, but isn't photo sharing all too overbet on??

seems like everyone is looking to make a phot sharing solution, facebook, google, dropbox, instagram (back then), will.i.am, box, smaller developers, everyone.

on the other hand, why do consumers have this craze to share everything they do in their life with everyone??

jeez
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:36 AM   #36
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I does have an android feel to it. Not sure if i like it yet, i'm used to the consistency between iOS apps
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:22 PM   #37
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I does have an android feel to it. Not sure if i like it yet, i'm used to the consistency between iOS apps
What do you mean? It looks a little similar to dropbox on android but then it would. The app on both platforms has design aspects from the platform it's on.

Here it is on Android. You can't possibly mean Android in general because it looks nothing like it.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:59 PM   #38
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Its worth noting that you get up to 3GB of additional space when you plugin ur phone and import your photos and videos to dropbox.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:08 AM   #39
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Its worth noting that you get up to 3GB of additional space when you plugin ur phone and import your photos and videos to dropbox.
Thanks for the advice, I didnīt know that. Itīs an easy way to upgrade the free space.

Another way to get some free space is to use the referral link displayed in your Dropbox. For each new Dropbox user using the referral link both get 250mb free space. So feel free signing up using my referral link:

https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NT...OQ?src=global0

We both get 250 mb free, thx!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:20 AM   #40
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Sure, with 10 clicks and some other apps you do get that functionality on iOS.
i use byword. it is a text editor but integrates with dropbox (and iCloud if you prefer)
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:42 AM   #41
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I am a dropbox fan, but isn't photo sharing all too overbet on??

seems like everyone is looking to make a phot sharing solution, facebook, google, dropbox, instagram (back then), will.i.am, box, smaller developers, everyone.

on the other hand, why do consumers have this craze to share everything they do in their life with everyone??

jeez
It's just giving you choice so you don't have to use multiple apps to get the same effect. Why upload photos to Dropbox if you can't view then in a gallery/slideshow format without using yet ANOTHER app to do it.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:00 AM   #42
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Its nice but is it just me or is the top right tick icon a weird design choice to move or delete a file or folder.
It's a little weird, but it does let you multiple-select, which is great.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:26 AM   #43
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It's just giving you choice so you don't have to use multiple apps to get the same effect. Why upload photos to Dropbox if you can't view then in a gallery/slideshow format without using yet ANOTHER app to do it.
Right, and it also happens to drive demand for larger storage plans.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:52 PM   #44
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So I'm supposed to remember the positions now? What happened to designing intuitive icons? It took me a while to understand why the check mark meant Edit. Nice design there.
I agree, but it's nothing that a press wouldn't uncover.

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With the Dropbox Android app I can edit TXT files, in iOS I can't. That really sux.
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Sure, with 10 clicks and some other apps you do get that functionality on iOS.
I was hoping that was going to be included in this update. I am very greatful that devs are starting to understand that some folks use both iOS and Android, so making the apps identical helps out the end user.

Now, I will be fumbling just a bit with Dropbox or defaulting back to Android to get certain functions. Not a huge problem though.

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Right, and it also happens to drive demand for larger storage plans.
I killed my first 2GB shortly after signing up, then I did the mad dash to get people to sign up under my referral, and got every free offer I could manage from DB. I pulled my 2GB to 6.5GB and still needed more. I sucked it up and got the base account. Once I got my Note 2 I got 50GBs more.

I do LOVE Dropbox, and am very glad they remained independent.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:58 PM   #45
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Right, and it also happens to drive demand for larger storage plans.
They are the most expensive one for what you get in GB's, but I think it's worth it. Most apps sync with it to provide back up. Photo uploads from my phone works way better than Photostream. I was weighing between Dropbox, Skydrive, and GDrive, but I think Dropbox has the better support (after all, it's the only product they have) and better implementation.

The only feature I would like to see is an "Archive" folder in which I can upload to that folder and then delete the files from my hard drive. Sugar Sync has this and it's a neat feature.

I think they need to up the space they give for the prices though.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:33 AM   #46
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Android and desktop version of Dropbox seems way better than iOS version of Dropbox as there is no such randomness in the design. Since Dropbox has integrated with GroupDocs, the hassles of viewing, editing and converting docs on different platforms has completely eliminated. For me, it is the most successful integration provided by Dropbox for its users.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:21 PM   #47
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They are the most expensive one for what you get in GB's, but I think it's worth it.
I wholeheartedly agree. I've been using it for several years (since back when you had to go to the domain "getdropbox.com" because they didn't yet own "dropbox.com"!). I very promptly upgraded to a paid plan because I was collaborating with a couple of people on designing a book, and it made the process entirely friction-free.

Now, almost every file on my Macbook Air is kept inside its Dropbox folder so that its always in sync with my other Mac and of course my iPhone.

And at work, I started a freebie account that enabled me to get at a bunch of my files from home when our office was trashed by Sandy. I only wish I could get our Neanderthal IT manager to ditch the unusable Microsoft Sharepoint garbage that they spend so much time and energy maintaining in favor of a beefy Dropbox Teams account. (They've already spent so much on Sharepoint that nobody's ever going to admit it was a horrible mistake, of course).

As for iCloud, it's turned out to be very little of a threat to Dropbox, in my opinion. It's totally opaque, unreliable, and its weird app-by-app silo approach is just confusing. And at least if Dropbox has downtime (rare), you still have all your files there on your machine to transfer some other way if you need to.

I think the jury is still out on Google Drive, but it sure felt like a half-baked Dropbox ripoff when I used it a few months ago.
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I wholeheartedly agree. I've been using it for several years (since back when you had to go to the domain "getdropbox.com" because they didn't yet own "dropbox.com"!). I very promptly upgraded to a paid plan because I was collaborating with a couple of people on designing a book, and it made the process entirely friction-free.

Now, almost every file on my Macbook Air is kept inside its Dropbox folder so that its always in sync with my other Mac and of course my iPhone.

And at work, I started a freebie account that enabled me to get at a bunch of my files from home when our office was trashed by Sandy. I only wish I could get our Neanderthal IT manager to ditch the unusable Microsoft Sharepoint garbage that they spend so much time and energy maintaining in favor of a beefy Dropbox Teams account. (They've already spent so much on Sharepoint that nobody's ever going to admit it was a horrible mistake, of course).

As for iCloud, it's turned out to be very little of a threat to Dropbox, in my opinion. It's totally opaque, unreliable, and its weird app-by-app silo approach is just confusing. And at least if Dropbox has downtime (rare), you still have all your files there on your machine to transfer some other way if you need to.

I think the jury is still out on Google Drive, but it sure felt like a half-baked Dropbox ripoff when I used it a few months ago.
I'm still debating on paying. I have 35% used of a 13GB free account. I want to get 100GB for the safety of some of my choice photography RAW files and music that I obtain from non-iTunes stores (since I'm not sure if I'm able to re-download purchases).

Google Drive sounds good and SkyDrive is even cheaper, but I prefer having one location instead of all these accounts with files all over the place. If anything Google Drive would be the back up for the backup.

We will see where Dropbox goes. They just bought Audiogalaxy and Snapjoy...
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I'm still debating on paying. I have 35% used of a 13GB free account. I want to get 100GB for the safety of some of my choice photography RAW files and music that I obtain from non-iTunes stores (since I'm not sure if I'm able to re-download purchases).
This is way off-topic, but:

I played around with a few online backup services at one point (Mozy, SpiderOak) but got pretty tired of saturating my internet connection waiting for gigantic uploads. Now I just clone everything periodically and keep the encrypted drives in my desk at work. Hard drives are dirt cheap now, so it's cost-effective — and if there was a disaster I could recover my stuff much more quickly than via downloading.

The most important stuff (things I created vs. things I downloaded) is still backed up in real time in Dropbox, of course.
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This is way off-topic, but:

I played around with a few online backup services at one point (Mozy, SpiderOak) but got pretty tired of saturating my internet connection waiting for gigantic uploads. Now I just clone everything periodically and keep the encrypted drives in my desk at work. Hard drives are dirt cheap now, so it's cost-effective — and if there was a disaster I could recover my stuff much more quickly than via downloading.

The most important stuff (things I created vs. things I downloaded) is still backed up in real time in Dropbox, of course.
Oh, yes, I have 2 hard drives with backups. Dropbox would be extra storage and security layer for things I cannot lose. Ever.
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