Is Your Dropbox Up-to-date?

Now that I have so much more room on Dropbox, I decided I was going to set up all my Scrivener projects to sync with my iPad so I can work on them whenever and wherever. There was just one problem . . . nothing was synching. I did a little poking around and discovered that my Dropbox manager app was way out of date. Downloading and installing the latest version fixed everything.

How do you know what version of Dropbox you’re running? On the Mac, hover over the Dropbox icon in the menu bar and a popup message shows the current version. The latest version is available from Dropbox’s downloads page.

Dropbox Pro: Same Price – 10 Times More Storage

Dropbox announced yesterday that its Pro account ($9.99/mo, $99/year) has now been increased to 1TB of storage (that’s 1,000 GB) along with improved sharing controls and the ability to remotely delete your Dropbox files from your mobile device should it be lost or stolen.

Combine this with the 1TB of photo storage you get with a free Flickr account and you have some serious off-site storage capabilities.

Why did this happen? My guess is it’s related Apple’s upcoming release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite (Have you noticed all the apps being updated lately?) which includes a new iCloud Drive. I understand it also includes much lower prices for storage. This is another example of how competition is good for the consumer.


Dropbox for iOS gets an impressive update

Can’t wait to check this out . . .

Dropbox continued to develop its impressive presence on iOS after the iPhone and iPad app got an update that brings swipe-based actions and the ability to share multiple images.

The addition of swipe-based controls makes it even easier to share, favorite, move or delete files from a device. Swiping right on a file quickly brings up all four options, which, in the past, required a file to be opened first. The swipe system works for folders too, allowing users to share a folder-worth of docs easily from a mobile device.

via The Next Web.

Things you can do with Dropbox

Dropbox goodness continues to grow as more and more apps take advantage of its functionality to share content between multiple devices – and even people. Here are just a few examples:

  • Keep needed research within easy reach at all times. I’ve got my PDF copy of Evidence Explained in a Dropbox folder so I can refer to it wherever I am.
  • Keep data files synchronized between multiple computers/devices. I use Text Expander to reduce keyboarding on my desktop and my iThings. With Dropbox, I use the same snippets data file for all the devices. If I add a new snippet, it’s immediately available on all systems. Text Expander is one of a growing number of apps that supports Dropbox synchronization. 1Password is another handy app that supports Dropbox for sharing data across systems and devices.
  • Take my writing projects with me. Scrivener syncs projects to Dropbox as text files. I have set up my latest Scrivener project to sync with the Notebooks app on my iPad so whenever I get inspired to add a paragraph or even just an idea, it’s within easy reach.
  • Easily transfer books to my supported readers. On the iPad, I can choose to open PDFs in GoodReader, Folio or iBooks and ePubs in iBooks or Stanza.
Dropbox is easy to use and the basic service includes 2GBs of storage at no cost. If you aren’t already using Dropbox, now is a good time to take a look.