I’m a huge fan of DropBox. I use it daily for personal file storage and for sharing files with others. I even made a short video a few weeks ago showing how it helped me stay more efficient during the day.
When I heard they had an app coming out, I was mildly excited. However, I just couldn’t figure out what it could that would be very useful. They’ve just written more about what’s included, and now I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
In particular, this app will:
- Allow you to access you files on the go. Kind of a given, I think. However, you can stream music and movies from your DropBox to your phone. Nice!
- Download files for offline viewing. If you make them “favorites”, you can view them even when you don’t have a connection. This is very much like the latest version of the Evernote app, and it works well.
- Share links to files in your Dropbox. You can snap a photo on your phone, toss it in Dropbox, and then share a public link with a friend. From what I can gather, you can put these in a private folder in your DropBox, but it’ll provide a temporary link to your friends to grab it. See the screenshots below for an example.
- Photo galleries
All in all, it sounds like a great little app. They submitted it roughly 10 days ago, so it should show up in the store sometime next week.