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Dropbox's platform domaination continues unabated

Dropbox Review

by on December 17, 2010

Dropbox’s attempts to ensure you’re never without your files have predictably spread to the BlackBerry OS. For those not initiated, Dropbox is a cloud file storage service that syncs everything you put in a certain folder on your computer to Dropbox’s servers.

This way, you can access those files from another PC with Dropbox installed, or any PC with a web connection. You can also use clients like this one to see your files on various smartphones and other devices.

This free app is available directly from Dropbox’s site and, once installed, you simply enter your login details to get see all of your synced files. Compatible and incompatible file types are both shown, so not every file type will open with the default software on your BlackBerry.

We tried looking at a variety of files of various sizes, and the Dropbox app gave us no trouble with any of them. We were able to play stored M4A music files after a brief download period, open Excel and Word files and view photos.

As far as uploading goes, you can only add photos to your account. However, you can generate a share link for a file or folder to email to someone, so they can view the pictures you’ve just added, or any other file in there.

The only real issue with Dropbox for BlackBerry isn’t actually with this app, but the occasionally finicky support in the software it ties into. Documents to Go refused to recognise a few oddly formatted Word files, for example.

Otherwise, Dropbox is as good as it ever was. If you’re looking for quick access to view some of your stored files, you’ll struggle to do better.

Download this app: Dropbox for BlackBerry

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