So is the Dropbox iPhone app out yet?

Posted by Jon Ying on September 29, 2009

143 Comments to So is the Dropbox iPhone app out yet?

Fr3d
September 29, 2009

Awesome stuff, great work guys :D

sirlancelot
September 29, 2009

Sweet, is an Android App in the works?

lostman
September 29, 2009

Only 3.1? Comme on

sirlancelot
September 29, 2009

I am not the only one :) See here: http://blog.getdropbox.com/?p=

James
September 29, 2009

Awesome, finally!!

Taylor
September 29, 2009

I wish it didn't require OS 3.1. It caused major battery and signal issues for me, so I downgraded back to 3.0.1

Jimbo Baggins
September 29, 2009

This just hooks up to the web interface and allows you to download specific files, correct? I don't want to install it for it to then download everything to my ipod and use up all the space ;)

Zerek
September 29, 2009

Hot sauce, thanks for making an already awesome service more awesome

addictedtocoffee
September 29, 2009

Thanks guys!

kobak
September 29, 2009

One more for the android app!

robertomueller
September 29, 2009

It is awesome! Thank you so much!!!r

ixx
September 29, 2009

DOES NOT work with 3.0.1 shame.

Johan
September 29, 2009

Aw, too bad 3.1 is needed – which I don't want to get yet. What's the special features in the app that's coming from 3.1?

Anyway, I'm sure the app is great. Congrats.

allanwhite
September 29, 2009

Yay, Dropbox on iPhone! Except, I only have an ever-full 4GB iphone; time for a bigger one…

kitus
September 29, 2009

Same here with the issues above. May a future update unlock 3.0 and above usage?

Greg C
September 29, 2009

Nice, but why does the button link to the dropbox iphone app page and not just go directly to iTunes?

leftyfb
September 29, 2009

Was the 3.1 requirement necessary?

Dima
September 29, 2009

another one for android

jamesaguilar
September 29, 2009

Oh no! I can't use this because I still want to tether. :P Maybe iPhone 4.0 will have enough cool new features to get me to upgrade even though I give up tethering, but 3.1 won't do it. So alas, no dropbox on iPhone for me.

Name
September 29, 2009

Waited so long… Only to find out it requires 3.1 :(

like others have stated, why the 3.1 requirement?

Matt
September 29, 2009

Fantastic app. Thanks! This will make my life easier.

fleabomber
September 29, 2009

Awesome! Any chance for Openoffice file support?

croberts
September 29, 2009

+ Android

Timothy
September 29, 2009

w00t!

Android app next?

aen0
September 29, 2009

I hope they will (re?)considered the release of a 2.x or 3.x version of the Dropbox App … Otherwise, they cut down 77% of iPhone's users.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/n

2.x = 26%

3.0 = 51%

3.1 = 23%

Frank
September 29, 2009

Please revise it so it can be used under OS 3.01.

nephersir7
September 29, 2009

Android version please!

ralamosm
September 29, 2009

so is the Dropbox Android app out yet?

Eric
September 29, 2009

Sometimes things happen that make absolutely NO sense….this app requiring OS 3.1 is one of those things. Really guys??? There are some of us that pay attention to what the various OS versions do to our iPhones and I, for one, cannot afford to have my OS eat my battery – so I'm not using OS 3.1. I'm assuming you developed this even before the new OS came out so there's NO reason for it…..unless Apple is making you, which I wouldn't put past them at this point. So, out with it. What's up with this?!?!?

Michael Carnell
September 29, 2009

Wooo Hoo!!! Great stuff. Thanks so much. Great service you provide.

Mark McElroy
September 29, 2009

Perfect. Amazing. Awesome. Works like a charm, and is far better and more reliable at pulling in data quickly (and saving it rapidly for local access, when I favorite something) than Evernote. Cleaner and faster than OneDisk. I LOVE THIS!

Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you.

TO THE WHINY 3.0.1 folks: I upgraded my phone to 3.1 ages ago, and I've not had any issues with battery life, even with aggressive daily use of the phone. Rather than whining about Dropbox using the latest and greatest, get with the program and update your darn phones.

Paul Irish
September 29, 2009

<whine whine=”">

3.0.1 support plz THX</whine>

dantes
September 29, 2009

Yeah, my 3.1 works great, too. Screw you guys who had the good sense to wait while a very buggy OS is sorted so you could be sure it would work properly on your phones!

Down with this sort of thing.

BUGabundo
September 29, 2009

+1

dispy
September 29, 2009

checked itunes everyday to findout if it was released. Really disappointed. why 3.1? only 20% of users have updated to 3.1. snif snif :( will someone crack it to make it work with 3.0?

Mario
September 29, 2009

Support for 3.0.1 please. Thanks.

morozgrafix
September 29, 2009

I was looking forward to this app, tried to get ti but it requires 3.1 which i'm staying away from at this point. DropBox App = EPIC FAIL for now.

DigitalAddict
September 30, 2009

Please, please, please make it 3.x and not 3.1 only. Less people are on 3.1 then you might think, for a wide variety of reasons.

I will re-name my son Dropbox once it installs on 3.x.

Drea @ Dropbox Support
September 30, 2009

The choice to go with 3.1 was because of a limitation with 3.0.1. Under 3.0.1 if you record video from within the Dropbox app that video couldn't be saved to your iPhone photos directory, so if your upload was interrupted for any reason the video would be lost. With 3.1 we can save the video to your photos on the phone, so if the upload fails you still have a copy and can attempt to upload again.

My apologies for the inconvenience, but when it comes to data loss, we always have to aim for the safest option.

harry | GoalsOnTrack
September 30, 2009

looks pretty cool. keep up the good work.:-)

No Love
September 30, 2009

Another vote for 3.x. I'm running 3.0.1 so I can tether my phone, and frankly, that's more important than the Dropbox app for me (and many, many others).

danygeller
September 30, 2009

3.1 only ?!?!?!?!? Please I have 3.0 because of OBVIOUS REASONS…

I'm a paying Dropbox customer and, please, release a 3.0 version….

PLEASE

DigitalAddict
September 30, 2009

I could cry… :|

How about just a splash warning screen on first launch for those of us with 3.0/3.0.1 ? With a very specific limitation like that, I'd gladly “roll the dice”.

Name
September 30, 2009

I won't be upgrading to 3.1

sorry, dropbox, I love your tools, but this is horrible, requiring me to go to a broken OS so I can use software.

Carlos
September 30, 2009

+Android

Name
September 30, 2009

To Mark McElroy:

you may have upgraded your phone to 3.1 ages ago, but there are many, MANY of us who cannot or will not upgrade to 3.1.

Don't call us whiny when we make up over 50% of the iphone user base.

Steven Daniels
September 30, 2009

Thanks for the hard work in developing the app (and getting through the iTunes store bureaucracy!!

Keep up the good work.

I wish the comments were more positive… Maybe if there'd been warning about the OS 3.1 restriction people wouldn't be so up in arms…

Guest
September 30, 2009

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continentalop
September 30, 2009

The app aside, I loved reading this post in my RSS reader. Hilariously brilliant.

kulturhack
September 30, 2009

Hi Dropbox World Headquarters:

I'm an avid Dropbox user–many times a day you folks backup and track changes to my novel-in-progress.

So forgive me if I can't wrap my head around what the official iPhone app does that setting up a Dropbox bookmark on an iPhone launch page–particularly one pointing to the iPhone-optmized version of the Dropbox site. In terms of show changes to Dropbox files, the bookmark seems to be *more* powerful. This isn't a rhetorical question– what app advantage am I missing?

sastian
September 30, 2009

Ok, please say a android version is coming as well!

sastian
September 30, 2009

second!

sastian
September 30, 2009

and another!

Juvenn Woo
September 30, 2009

Looks awesome, but I haven't an iPhone in hand :(

atrophic
September 30, 2009

Thanks for the disclosure, but I'll have to join with the others saying we're glad to see it released, but disappointed that we can't use it on 3.0. I'd even be happy with a version that didn't have video recording over no version at all.

flonux
September 30, 2009

Support for 3.0.1 please. Thanks. And great job

Mark
September 30, 2009

Dropbox or tethering? Sorry but Dropbox loses this one.

I understand the reasoning, but why not have it run on all devices 3.0 and over, and just disable the video upload feature if the user doesn't have 3.1?

After all, video doesn't even concern the huge amount of 3G (or original iPhone) owners out there anyway.

DigitalAddict
September 30, 2009

Hacking it would take some work. You can install it on 3.x with simple change in the info.plist file, however the app won't launch, presumably from some 3.1 sdk code. :(

Laith Al-Hashimi
September 30, 2009

When will you people stop messing about with less important tasks like Guitar Hero and Iphone apps and start to release what have been promised for over a year now. To have the functionality of using any folder in any location in a system and not only your dropbox folder?

Really been waiting to start pay for the service but I'm loosing my patience as others are I can imagine.

Nobo
September 30, 2009

@Name: That's nonsense. Just because you “make up over 50% of the iPhone user base” won't make your argument better. Tell me, why CAN'T you upgrade to 3.1? This is a question of time. If you won't upgrade, future apps won't work too. And you'll be complaining the first 2 months about OS 3.1. Or about missing functions – but hey, you didn't want the upgrade.

Stop crying about the rules of using the Dropbox Application. If you doesn't meet the requirements: Upgrade. If you won't: Don't use the app.

Easy, huh?

DigitalAddict
September 30, 2009

Are you using OSX? You can use symbolic links to drop folders where you please.

Brett
September 30, 2009

Wow! Glad to see I'm not the only one disappointed at the 3.1 requirement. The blog had completely wet my appetite so I jumped when I saw it, only to be denied.

Since I don't even have a phone, just a lowly iPod touch, having a 3.1 requirement because of a feature I don't even have is doubly frustrating.

DigitalAddict
September 30, 2009

Congratulations. You can obviously live without jailbreaking, unlocking, teathering, cydia, 3g unrestriction, 5 icon dock, backgrounding apps, sbsettings, winterboard, iRealQuickSMS or any number of other “features” that are *not* possible with 3.1 on many devices. For many of us it's an easy call, but we don't have to like it. Especially when it was done for a pretty limited edge case senario that could have been avoided in other ways for 3.0 users, who are still the majority.

Aaron
September 30, 2009

I really really really want this but alas I am also on 3.0.1 and can't use it.

Pretty please take that video upload code out and recompile for us 3.0 people! As someone else stated, we make up 50% of your iPhone using customer base right now.

boioglu
September 30, 2009

what about iPhone 2G? I can't shoot video with that one? Why do i have to upgrade to 3.1?

this is so disappointing.

markedup
September 30, 2009

lol, I'm on 3.1 and I love it. Totally worth just updating to 3.1 for all you people complaining ;)

I did notice one bug, when I open an mp3 in my dropbox in portrait mode it makes the display landscape but in portrait so the sides end up being chopped off. It might just be some configuration issue of mine though.

edit: it only does this when the device is flat on it's back on a table.

ups5
September 30, 2009

It's fantastic that it is on IPhone:) But when It will be on Android?

Thomas
September 30, 2009

Thanks guys but no way im leaving 3.0 anytime soon.

Earl
September 30, 2009

I could hardly await the dropbox iphone app. Now that it's out, I won't be able to install because I will not upgrade to IPSW 3.1! I am so sorry. But I do prefer a stable iPhone, and I don't dare IPSW 3.1. Sorry!!!

Walter
September 30, 2009

Ooops. I cannot install it because of iphone 3.1 restriction. Nevertheless, I WILL NOT upgrade my iphone to 3.1 !

skoder
September 30, 2009

How about Maemo4 and new Maemo 5?

Please.

Name
September 30, 2009

Sounds like 2 versions are necessary 3.0 and 3.1. It seems that there are most dropbox users here with OS3.0 compared with 3.1. Many people can not upgrade to 3.1 because of very important features that jailbreaking provides. It is my opinion that people without jailbroken iPhones only have half an iPhone, and iPhone is only good because of jailbreaking. An OS with less restrictions. Skype over 3G saves me about $50 a month something that non Jailbroken phones can't do.

Kevin
September 30, 2009

jep… tethering wins… sorry guys… but i dont even have the option to upload video (iPhone 3G) and there is no way i will update to 3.1… because this update is basically a downgrade and i need tethering enabled because my stupid provider will not even think about “enabling” this feature on my contract…

i really hope you will release an updated version of the dropbox app that runs on 3.0.1 and ignores the video upload problem on 2G and 3G phones.

mw88
September 30, 2009

another one!

SpyBot
September 30, 2009

Me too. Also there is no *snow tool for 3.1 and I cannot live without JB :(

Name
September 30, 2009

Nice but useless for me. Call me when a 3.0.1 version is available.

sachxn
September 30, 2009

I got it..its amazing…..

rich
September 30, 2009

For many it's easier to live without Dropbox than it is to live with OS 3.1, hence Dropbox loses out.

sergio2
September 30, 2009

Exactly what I want to say!

I wait for this app long time and now I can't use it. Sad.

Name
September 30, 2009

Hi Nobo,

I'm so glad you can use iphone os 3.1. I'm not complaining about missing functions, or about the first two months of OS 3.1.

It is easy. I won't be installing dropbox until they make a 3.x-compatible version.

MasterK
September 30, 2009

i can't use it because i have software 3.0

stiki101
September 30, 2009

I agree with having a warning for people on 3.0.1. I'm willing to put up with such an issue in order to get dropbox on my iPhone without having to update to the latest firmware.

I can't afford to get my iPhone locked to carrier when I travel all the time and am constantly changing SIM cards.

Dropbox is one of the best services I've come across in a LONG time. I actually pay for the 50GB plan and am constantly raving about it to friends and co-workers. Keep up the good work guys!

Dorian Tireli
September 30, 2009

Only 3.1. Bad, bad, bad!

DAJ
September 30, 2009

Thanks guys, an awesome app. It is unfair to be criticised for not supporting versions earlier that 3.1 of the iPhone. It's not your fault that Apple have a problem with the core O/S and battery life.

BIG THUMBS UP FROM ME

Steve Rumsby
September 30, 2009

Don't suppose it will make any difference, and given how long it took to get this app approved by Apple it certainly won't make a difference any time soon, but like many others here I've been avoiding 3.1 for lots of different reasons. I'd really rather not upgrade – I'm holding out for 3.1.1 in the hopes that it will fix all the issues people are seeing with 3.1. That could be a while though, especially until a jailbreak for 3.1.1 appears.

Very frustrating…

blitzkid
September 30, 2009

Nice. But:

Android

Android

Android!

Oscar Karlsten
September 30, 2009

I would agree with a lot of people on this thread — it's very unfortunate that it requires 3.1!

Jasper Teal
September 30, 2009

Ha, coincidentally just checked the app store for Dropbox this morning, before reading your blog. Installed and ran, looks good so far! Sweet :)

buchi
September 30, 2009

I love this App! But i've some wishes for futur development: OpenOffice Document Preview. And Favorit Folders.

christian
September 30, 2009

Not really. Your perception is off because 3.0-users will complain most. All the 3.1-users are happily droppoxing all over the place and have no need to whine here.

belgrado65
September 30, 2009

I agree. I am on 2G as well. No video so why should I go to 3.1?

I have a free account (2G) and was ready to subscribe for 50GB but now…I will not.

Sorry guys great tool you have out there but you are losing customers on your limitation.

Phil D.
September 30, 2009

even more

stiki101
September 30, 2009

Some of us just don't have a choice, we can't upgrade to 3.1 because we will

be locked to a provider. I bought the phone and I would like to be able to

use it with any provider I wish.

nsfw
September 30, 2009

How bout releasing the app as open source so we can compile it and launch it on Cydia? There can't be too much secret sauce in an rsync app.

dakira
September 30, 2009

Hm. 3.1 is a nogo for me since my company jailbreaks the iphone because we need to run custom software on our iphones. So no upgrade to 3.1.

MPStranger
September 30, 2009

Where do it save the files added to Favorites? I can't access them from my QucikOffice?

rpetrich
September 30, 2009

Seriously? It's not that difficult to check if the function is available at runtime and disable video features if necessary.

Example Code: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/136

Guest
September 30, 2009

OS 3.1 only = no, no, nooooooooooo!!!

bec
September 30, 2009

Hmm, DropBox is not *just* an rsync app. AFAIK it uses hashing and coordinates client and server-side event queues rather than just file dating, like a versioning system but working in real-time. The logic of that part isn't so hard to understand–search/read the forums to find out how it works. You could probably write your own. However, the developers of DropBox have done an excellent job making it fast and effective, so why not just pay them!?

felipedavolta
September 30, 2009

isnt it possible to jailbreak and unlock 3.1?? at least on the iPhone 3G

Frederic
September 30, 2009

Please allow us to save folders as favorites. Much easier than selecting every file.

greenlight
September 30, 2009

Maybe you ought to have bought an unlocked phone instead of complaining. That's what I did and I can upgrade all I want and install whatever.

Don't support the locked phone hegemony by giving them money – buy unlocked.

billo
September 30, 2009

YOU GUYS RULE!

This is a great app for a great service, thanks.

grebulon
September 30, 2009

Now what about Symbian?

Edelbert
September 30, 2009

3.1 RQ = NO ty

TC
September 30, 2009

Looks good! How can I “favorite” a folder? I'd like to sync my 1password files.

Randall Fitzgerald
September 30, 2009

Thirded

yuusou
September 30, 2009

Look DB staff, people that use DB tend to be “power users,” if I may say such buzz words. Those same users are sticking to 3.0 until AT&T releases tethering or until a 3rd party 3.1 compatible profile with tethering comes along. Please release a version that will turn off said video feature on 3.0.

nea
October 1, 2009

Android version PLEASE!!!

jdrothman
October 1, 2009

Dudes, loving the app.

So nice to have the extra security of having all my dropbox goodness with me at all times. Ahhhhh

PS – 3.1 is kicking ass on my old 4 gig first gen. No probs at all…

arashdropboxer
October 1, 2009

hi guys, we hear you re. 3.0!

update posted here: http://forums.getdropbox.com/t

arashdropboxer
October 1, 2009

hi guys,

we hear you re. 3.0. more details here: http://forums.getdropbox.com/t

iwakura101
October 1, 2009

tukawasete

asherdresner
October 1, 2009

Hooray!

oddnNP
October 2, 2009

Hi

huge small feature request !! – I cannot sort my files based on modified date – that's how I find the files I'm working on, so when I cannot search on dates the fiels almost doesn't exist…..:-(

Rob Gabbard
October 2, 2009

Am I not finding the option for a gallery/thumbnail view of photos or is there not one ?

toutratus
October 2, 2009

Very nice, but

a) android? (yes… one more)

b) when are we finally able to select which folders we want to have syncronised or not? I have a work and a personal computer and don't want to find all my private stuff on my work computer… I know many asked it…

Zaerath
October 2, 2009

How's the Android one coming?

david94
October 2, 2009

Uhm.. in the video, I don't think the trip was a success… He lost his jeep and his computer AND his phone… lol

Cool though. Really cool!

Whinersneverwin
October 2, 2009

I wish all you whiners would shut the hell up! You're getting a free service yet still complaining? Boo hoo, I use 3.0. I hate you. Nah nah nah. Give it a rest. More apps are starting to require the latest OS upgrade and Dropbox is no different. Big deal!

Jeff
October 3, 2009

Great! I can now remove the bookmark for dropbox. Kudos for the hard work. All this harsh commentry should be directed at your beloved jailbreaking community for not jailbreaking 3.1. That is.. what they do, right?

Rene
October 3, 2009

Yes, what is with Symbian ? for S60 5th (touch) planned?

mogmismo
October 4, 2009

Feature Request: Auto sync camera roll to a dropbox folder. Is that possible? It would be very helpful.

antwerpenr
October 4, 2009

nice – would like to be able to sort files by date

Name
October 6, 2009

Awesome. Would love a “Recent Events” feed/page (a la the one on the main Dropbox site) within the app, but this is a great start! Thanks!

david94
October 6, 2009

What's wrong with you? It was a fucking joke, and IF YOU CAN READ the last line says “Cool though. Really cool!”…

-.-

yuusou
October 7, 2009

3.0 support is coming! LOVE you guys. :D

Alan Robertson
October 7, 2009

Please add a feature to allow a whole folder to become a favourite rather than jus individual files – it gets a bit tedious having to open each file in turn and 'fav' it!

wormwood123
October 7, 2009

Gotta admit Dropbox is incredibly awesome. :)

Plug incoming: if anybody reading this doesn't have an account yet, feel free to use my referral – in fact it's recommended since you'll get 250mb bonus space (as will I, so it's a win-win):

https://www.getdropbox.com/ref

davidjuerakhan
December 3, 2009

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/278151… please respond dear friend :)

denevans
January 8, 2010

Looks like DropBox for iPhone is down atr the moment. Will not let me log in on the iPhone – but I am logged in on my laptop!!

zackzack2
January 23, 2010

may somebody can answer my question, if I upload a picture from the iPhone/iPOD-Touch to the Dropbox, is it posible to send this file to a folder? At the moment it will land in the root.
thanks or help and sorry if this is a stupid question

thexman
January 23, 2010

Create a shared folder via the Dropbox web interface on your computer, and invite people to it.

Launch the Dropbox iPhone app.

Navigate to the shared folder you created.

Click the button in the top right of the screen.

Take a photo or video, and it will be automatically uploaded to the shared folder. Anyone you've shared the folder with will see your photo or video immediately on their computer (or even their iPhone if they use the Dropbox iPhone app also).

Felix
March 1, 2010

Hi Dropbox Team.I wonder if you guys will make a same app for Symbian S60 phone(s)?

Jose
April 8, 2010

Bonus Space
If you click on this link you get 250 MB of extra space when creating a new Dropbox account:
https://www.dropbox.com/referr
Have fun with Dropbox! :-)

joshhsoj1902
April 22, 2010

I would love to be able to Favorite a whole folder :)

Phil Stone
September 25, 2010

Keeping up with new versions and new apps is a time consuming task.

By the way- your post ends in ?p=102. Mine all ended in numbers too. The ending makes your posts unsearchable. It is a problem for thousands of blog owners. I put together a short video tutorial that shows how to fix this. http://PowerLineTraining.com/w… Hope this helps you- and maybe your readers.

Steve Riley
January 12, 2012

Really love Dropbox have been using to save my information, hope dropbox for windows 8 is released soon. http://windows8beta.com

Organic Underwear
April 9, 2012

Finally your app is out and it is better than ever! 

vstudents
August 12, 2012

Can any one guide me about Unlock iPhone i am too worried about to unlock it. :(

OpenVPN
August 21, 2012

Iam glad to be a visitor of this sodding site !Thankyou for this rare information!.

Sherryl
October 16, 2012

Hi Dropbox Team.I wonder if you guys will make a same app for Symbian S60 phone(s)?