A fresh Dropbox for iPhone & iPad

Posted by Tim Van Damme on November 21, 2013
Dropbox, iPhone, Mobile / 25 Comments

There’s a new Dropbox for iPhone and iPad out today, featuring a refreshed design inspired by Apple’s iOS 7! We considered every aspect of the app, took the time to make sure we did a thorough job, and simplified a whole bunch of stuff.




The new Dropbox app is a bit like a new beginning for Dropbox on iOS. While many things will feel familiar, we hope you’ll notice the small tweaks that make a pretty big difference. And maybe best of all, it sets the stage for some exciting things to come.




If you’ve got an iPad or iPhone, go grab the new Dropbox from the App Store!


Live from DBX

Posted by Drew and Arash on July 09, 2013
Android, API, Dropbox, Mobile, News / 32 Comments

We’re so excited this morning to kick off DBX, our first developer conference. Fort Mason is buzzing with energy from our incredible community of developers, designers, and partners. Back in 2007, when it was just the two of us coding in an apartment, we never imagined that six years later there’d be over 175 million people using Dropbox and more than a billion files synced each day.

We’re proud that Dropbox has become the home for millions of people’s most important stuff. So we want to be sure that stuff is always available, no matter if you’re on your laptop at work, a tablet on a plane, or a smartphone on the bus. Keeping devices and apps synced with your most up-to-date info has gone from “nice-to-have” to essential, which creates a real challenge for the people developing apps.


That’s why we’ve designed the Dropbox Platform to be the best foundation to connect the world’s apps, devices, and services. We started with the Sync API, which let developers take advantage of the file syncing technology that took us years to get right. And today, we’re announcing a suite of tools that fundamentally simplifies how developers can build across devices and platforms.

Dropbox Platform

The Datastore API

It’s a challenge for developers to provide an amazing user experience across many different platforms and devices. Our Sync and Core APIs already take care of syncing files and folders, but as people use mobile apps more and more, a lot of their stuff doesn’t really look like a file at all. It could be anything — settings, contacts, to-do list items, or the latest doodle you drew.

Datastore API

With the Datastore API, we’re moving beyond files and providing a new model for effortlessly storing and syncing app data. When you use an app built with datastores your data will be up-to-date across all devices whether you’re online or offline. Imagine a task-tracking app that works on both your iPhone and the web. If it’s built with the Datastore API, you can check off items from your phone during a cross-country flight and add new tasks from your computer and Dropbox will make sure the changes don’t clobber each other.

Drop-ins: Chooser and Saver

Drop-ins let developers connect to hundreds of millions of Dropboxes with just a few lines of code. The Chooser gives people access to the files in their Dropbox from web and mobile apps, and the Saver makes saving files to Dropbox one-click simple. You can already see them in action in Yahoo! Mail, Shutterstock, and Mailbox!

 Chooser and Saver

We’re putting the finishing touches on this post as Drew is about to walk out on stage and announce this news. If you couldn’t make it today, we’ll be posting videos of the keynote and other sessions as well as updated developer documentation at

We can’t wait to see what we build together.


Discover the new Dropbox menu on your computer

Posted by Max Belanger on March 12, 2013
Dropbox, Mac, Mobile, Web, Windows / 390 Comments

Hey everyone!

Life (in Dropbox) moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. And with all the stuff you’ve got goin’ on, we figured it’d be handy for you to keep track of all your exploits in one place: the Dropbox menu!

The new Dropbox menu

We’ve made it easier than ever to accept invitations to shared folders, see links or albums that people have shared with you, and keep tabs on what’s changed in your Dropbox.

If someone shares a link with you, you can now get to it immediately — directly from the Dropbox menu! You’ll get notifications in real time as people share with you, and can see them later just by clicking the Dropbox icon. You can also accept or decline invitations to shared folders directly from your desktop.


Quickly share from the Dropbox menu

We’ve also made it easier to see what’s recently changed in your Dropbox and added a quick way to share your stuff with a link, right from the Dropbox menu.


Shared folder invites on mobile

But why should computers have all the fun? Notifications for shared folders will also show up on the latest versions of our iOS and Android apps (and on the web at so you can keep tabs on your stuff from anywhere.

If you’re ready to explore the new features, download the latest version of Dropbox!

Dropbox for Android: Share photos in a snap!

Posted by Tony Grue on January 11, 2013
Android, Dropbox, Mobile / 85 Comments

We’ve just launched a nifty little update for Dropbox on your Android devices that makes it super easy to share collections of photos with friends and family.

Organize and share photos and videos with albums.

Choose your favorite photos and videos from family gatherings, show off the amazing soufflé you created with friends, or highlight your mad snowboarding skills with gorgeous albums that everyone can enjoy from their computers, tablets or phones – no Dropbox account required!

Just tap the share button to select the photos you want to share


From the Photos tab, tap the button on the top right, and select the pictures you want to share. You can add them to a named album to save for later, or just grab the link to share via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Get the update now on the Google Play Store, and have a blast sharing your photos and videos with friends and family!

(Super) New Dropbox for iOS!

Posted by Morgan Knutson, Rich Chan, and Stephen Poletto on December 14, 2012
Dropbox, iPhone, Mobile / 798 Comments

Looking for something to warm you up this holiday season? Go make some hot chocolate!

In other news, we’ve updated the Dropbox experience for your iOS devices, so you can have even more holiday cheer with your new phones and tablets.

New photos experience
Now all of your photos are right at your fingertips with the brand new Photos tab. With just a tap, you’ll be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos you’ve automatically uploaded (including the pocket-dialed ones too). And since Dropbox is a one stop shop for all your memories, you can also check out the photos you’ve uploaded from everywhere else! 


Also, when you select a photo, you’ll be able to view it in full-screen glory with nary a button in sight. This means you can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet. And to make things even better, our new speedy scroller will help you navigate all the way back to time immemorial (or your earliest photos) in seconds. Even if you have “Billions and Billions” of them.

Upload directly to folder
We’ve streamlined the way you upload to your Dropbox, too! Just navigate to the folder of your choice, then tap the “+” icon to upload something or create a new folder. You’ll love how easy it is.

Shiny new design
We’ve packed a ton of love and tiny details into our new iOS design, and we think you’ll dig its simplicity. For example, we got rid of the text labels on our tabs in favor of clean and streamlined iconography. Splashed across the app is the glorious Dropbox blue you’ve come to know and love, and we’ve reduced complexity to make everything feel so fresh and so clean, clean.

We think subtlety’s awesome, and careful eyes will find more nuances like our “barely-there” gradients and our delicate lines. You might also notice a brand new app icon refreshed and ready for action. Between us, your home screen looks kinda empty without this gem, and we think you should go grab it now.


Ready to cure your app-athy? Go get the latest version of Dropbox for iOS!

Dropbox for Android: now starring your photos!

Posted by Tony Grue on October 11, 2012
Android, Dropbox, Mobile, Photos / 20 Comments

Just in case our announcement earlier this week wasn’t enough, we’ve got some more photos magic ready for you!

We’ve created a new photos gallery in our Dropbox Android app that puts your pictures front and center and displays them beautifully. Now it’s even easier to flip through all of the photos you’ve automatically uploaded to Dropbox and share them in a snap! And since our Camera Upload feature lets you gather all your photos in one spot, you’ll even see pictures you’ve taken with other cameras. Check it out:



With this update, all of your awesome memories are just a tap away on your Android phone and easier to view, browse, and share. So, go download the latest version of Dropbox for Android and enjoy!

Your photos, simplified (Episode IV)

Posted by Nikrad Mahdi and Gautam Jayaraman on October 09, 2012
Dropbox, Mobile, Photos / 29 Comments

We’re hard at work to make it easier for you to view your photos on the go, either through the Dropbox app on your phone or on In the spring, we introduced ways to bring all of your photos and videos to one place, both on Android phones and on your iPhone or iPad. Today, we’re super excited to announce that we’ve also improved the viewing experience for photos on your phone’s browser!

Now, you can view your photos from mobile phones (like your friend’s Droid) through and relive the memories (like from last weekend at the cantina) as easily and vividly as you would from your computer!



Visit from your phone’s browser, tap on the Dropbox icon at the top, and then the Photos button to see the photos in your Camera Uploads folder in a big, shiny gallery format. You can also tap to view them full size and flip through each one.

We hope you enjoy another way to take your precious moments on the go!


Dropbox for Android, 2.0!

Posted by Android Team on December 22, 2011
Android, Dropbox, Mobile, News / 201 Comments

We’re really excited to announce version 2.0 of our Android app! It’s completely redesigned and includes a ton of new features!

Some highlights of this release:

  • Favorites: Want to make sure a file is always on your phone? Star it for quick offline access.
  • Bulk upload: No need to upload files one at a time. Select multiple photos and videos to be uploaded in the background.
  • File renaming: Simple as it sounds – files and folders can now be renamed.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich support: Optimized for the newest and tastiest Android release yet: Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Single-tap access to actions: All file and folder actions are available from a single tap.
  • Lots of others: Improved gallery view, export to (and upload from) local storage, as well as numerous bug fixes and stability improvements

Thanks to all of our forum users who helped us test the build earlier this week.

Download the Dropbox 2.0 app from the Android Market.

While you’re waiting, check out the eye candy below!





We’ve refreshed the Dropbox mobile website!

Posted by Jon Ying on September 08, 2011
Dropbox, Mobile, Web / 834 Comments

It’s been a while (3 years, in fact!) since we last took a look at our mobile web interface — but better late than never! Today, we’re upgrading the mobile website experience for a bunch of devices, including iPhone, Android (2.1+), and Windows Phone 7 , so you can always have your Dropbox on the go. Our intern Cathy has single-handedly revamped the look and feel, added your favorite features from the Dropbox website, and tested thoroughly for a smooth experience. You’re awesome, Cathy! You can visit the new mobile web interface at

For starters, we’ve made the mobile web interface closely resemble what you might find natively on iPhone and Android. This includes borrowing the quickactions behavior from an upcoming update to our Android app (coming soon!), more screen space reserved for your files, and a home screen that lets you hop around the app quickly. Much of what you see here was due to jquerymobile’s style sheet.


  • Search: Finally, you can search your Dropbox for that e-book that was such a pain to browse to!
  • File quick actions: Whether you are browsing or searching for files, now in addition to downloading a file, there is also a quick action menu dropdown that gives you access to additional things you can do to your files.  For now, that means sharing and deleting.
  • Share: We’ll generate a link that helps you quickly share a file or folder with your friends.  Simply copy a link to your device clipboard or email the link on.
  • Delete: Got a few minutes to spare? Try out our new delete functionality and clean up your Dropbox.
  • Account settings: For easy access to your basic account settings, go to the new account settings tab.
  • Internationalization: We now offer our mobile site in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese!

In the future, we’ll be adding support for more devices, easier ways to share, referrals, and more actions for your files and folders. Stay tuned! Another round of applause for Cathy’s hard work this summer :)

As always, if you’d like to apply for an internship or job at Dropbox, check out our jobs page:


Some eye candy:


Dropbox + Blackberry = <3

Posted by Jon Ying on September 22, 2010
Mobile / 75 Comments

Good news, thumb warriors! Blackberry is now joining the company of iPhone, iPad, and Android in Dropbox’s family of mobile apps, continuing our magical quest to allow access to all your files from anywhere.

Here are a few things you can do using Dropbox’s official mobile apps:

  • Browse the files in your Dropbox folder easily.
  • Open images and other media directly through the app.
  • Upload photos to all of your computers at once.
  • Share links to your files over email.
  • Search through your Dropbox instantly.
  • Export files to other apps.

To download and install the Dropbox Blackberry app, point your smartphone’s browser to

If the Dropbox app still isn’t enough to quell your Dropbox cravings, check out our new App Directory! The App Directory is a showcase for our newest and hottest partner apps — these apps tie into Dropbox, adding more functionality and features to Dropbox than we can do on our own. There’s document editors, password managers, and even clients for WebOS and Windows Mobile.

But we’re not finished! You can expect more mobile goodness in the near future, so sit tight! :-)

P.S. We also recently updated all our other apps too! Our iPhone/iPad app got a new home screen, HD support, caching and more! Our Android app now has enhanced photo galleries, multi-upload photo, and it looks snazzier too!

P.P.S. If that’s still not enough, then point your phone’s browser to, Dropbox’s mobile website, where you can do many of the things we’ve already said.