Dropbox for iPad Released

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cheekyjeremy, May 3, 2010.

  1. cheekyjeremy macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    One step closer to being able to fully use this iPad seamlessly as a business device. All I need now is for Office HD to allow you to use the Dropbox servers, and then I can start, edit, save, transfer Word and Excel files back and forth, keep them in sync without multiple steps

    almost there... come on... you can do it
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Yeah, I have to say, Dropbox is pretty awesome.
  3. nabechu macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2008
  4. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2007
    San Dimas, CA
    Is this a specific iPad app. I can only find the regular iPhone one.
  5. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Nice! I was just using the iPhone version on my iPad.
  6. Sailorloco macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
  7. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2007
    It's universal now. Looks pretty good.
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It's now official: my iPhone is the left side of my brain and my iPad is my right side.
  9. cheekyjeremy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    Maybe I am just whining because I'll need to email the files back to myself in order to get it back in sync, but it just isn't something that is difficult to setup, so I can only think that apple does not want you to do this. I'm sure they do not want to eat into the laptop side of the business
  10. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    I really like dropbox, the integration is fantastic. Tried the other top competitors and it's by far my favorite across all platforms.
  11. email68 macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2007
  12. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Not really. DropBox is file hosting, which is iDisk on MobileMe.
  13. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Nice. Was waiting for this update. Goodreader has been working so far though.

    I wish MobileMe had an iPad version.

    I use drop box for school and MobileMe for personal use. Works great on iPad with good reader but rather use official apps.
  14. cheekyjeremy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    I find the drop box experience a little better than idisk. Also, the iWork apps for the iPad will not allow you to open files from iDisk, and will not let you save back to the iDisk, pretty much rendering iDisk useless
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Yes really you do. MM is limited to a certain amount of GB per account (unless you want to pay even more for mediocre service) and DB is also limited to the amount of GB per account (unless you pay for more).

    You could very well use both.
  16. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed

    I know, what's taking so long, esp considering that you cant even access the me.com website without getting that dumb message
  17. cirial macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Pompano Beach, FL
    I'm in love with dropbox. Thanks for giving us the heads up!
  18. rldunn macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Others have already taken a stab at answering this, but dropbox really blows away the iDisk. The only real advantage of iDisk at this point is that it can be up to 20 gb without paying more, while dropbox is 2-3 gb (depending on bonus space). However, dropbox just syncs so much better - syncing is the problem that makes idisk so unreliable. And this is coming from someone who pays for MobileMe anyway, so i really wanted idisk to work. Maybe someday.

    One other note on this updated dropbox app. GoodReader has been one of my favorite ipad apps, but the updated dropbox just bumped GR off my front page of apps. With this, I don't have to bother downloading files stored on dropbox, which saves a ton of time. The cool feature of GR to allow the GR file space to show up in Finder via Wifi is now moot, since I can just move files to dropbox instead and see them on the iPad. GR still has some advantages, mainly the ability to view a file directly from email, but i can't see myself using it much anymore.
  19. rspec7 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
  20. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Does iWork on the iPad allow you to open iWork files from Dropbox right now? I still have not found a decent way to work with spreadsheets between my Mac and my iPad.
  21. cheekyjeremy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    iWork apps basically will not let you open from anything other than transferring the file from iwork.com (beta) or from itunes. It's not a very good situation at the moment, that's why I am wanting drop box integration into office HD. Then you will be able to open documents, edit them and then save them.. (you know, normal stuff that people will actually want to do)

    It's possible that when apple releases iDisk for the ipad that this will open up a little, but they never opened it up much for the iphone, so I am less than optimistic
  22. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008

    iWork is barely a demo at this stage with the limited abilities to transfer and print files.
  23. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    So right now, i can upload pictures to the dropbox server but all the files that I have downloaded like excel document or word document, i can't upload to the dropbox server from my Ipad.

    This pretty much makes dropbox a reader and that make it pretty pointless to me. That's what goodreader is for and not to mention evernote.

    I want to be able to edit documents.
  24. Advil macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    Seems somewhat pointless since I have Goodreader, but I guess it won't hurt to download.

    For those who don't know. Goodreader + Dropbox = AWESOME!
  25. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    This is annoying to me. Making this right would go a long way toward solving most of my ipad issues...

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