How To Disable The Dropbox Collaboration Badge In Documents

Dropbox became popular as the service that could guarantee your files would always be with you. It negated the need to transfer files using thumb drives, or resorting to email just to get them from one system to another. As the service has evolved, it has became more than just a file syncing solution and has turned into a very effective collaboration tool that allows you to share files, invite users to collaborate on files in a shared folder, and even leave comments on them. A recent update to the Dropbox desktop app has made its collaboration feature even easier to access. The feature is called the Dropbox badge and when you open a document that's synced to your Dropbox account, the badge pops up with options to leave a comment, share the document, or view file history. It pops up indiscriminately but if you would like to disable it, or control when it appears, here's how. Read More

Receive Files In Dropbox From Non-Dropbox Users With A Link

Dropbox isn't just an exceptionally popular service; it's one that redefined file syncing, back-up, and sharing. Most of us cannot imagine any other way to have our most important files sync across devices. That's why it comes as a shock when you have to work with someone who doesn't use the service and prefers a different one. To each their own but if you're a Dropbox user yourself, you will want to stick to the service and use its collaboration features over those of other services. Balloon is a simple web app that's designed to help you out; it acts as an intermediary between the people you want to receive files from but do not use Dropbox and your Dropbox files. Using Balloon, you can set up a simple user friendly URL to share with whoever needs to send you a file and it goes right into your Dropbox. Read More

Add Comments And Enable Alerts For Comments On Dropbox On Your iPhone

Dropbox updated its iOS app and the update now lets users read and leave comments on documents from within the app. This brings a very important collaboration feature that was previously only available on Dropbox's web interface to your phone. You can mention a user, and enable alerts for new comments on a file. You will also be able to read any and all previous comments left by a user on a file. Here's a closer look at how it all works. Read More

Upload Screenshots From Your iPhone To Your Dropbox Account

Screenshots are a popular feature on the iPhone and not just because we have text conversations to tweet or post to Reddit. It's an easy way to save something useful on your screen without resorting to a third-party app to bookmark or save it for you. For my own part, I end up taking quite a few screenshots when I review an app. You can use Carousel, Dropbox's own app for backing up photos if you want everything in your camera roll backed up but if you want to limit it to just screenshots, Drop Shot is a decent alternative. It quickly filters through your camera roll and identifies which photos in it are screenshots. You can then select from the filtered out screenshots which ones you want to upload. Once you've uploaded images, you get the option to delete them from your device and free up space. Read More

Secryptor Encrypts Files Before Syncing Them To Dropbox

Security is always a paramount concern when it comes to storing private information on Dropbox. But no one really wants to give up the convenience of having your files synchronized between multiple devices and having seamless access to them. In other words, we can’t give up cloud storage services, but what we can do is encrypt the files in question before adding them to our Dropbox folder. If that all sounds cumbersome, Secryptor aims to provide an answer by merging the convenience of Dropbox with pre-upload encryption so you don’t have to worry about snooping eyes seeing your files. The application can also store encrypted files offline, is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X, and is available for free on both platforms. Read More

Ballloon: Store Articles, Images & PDFs In Dropbox Or Google Drive [Chrome]

There’s never been a lack of new things to discover on the web. But the biggest gripe is to keep up with the stuff you really want to remember. It’s so easy to discover something interesting only to forget it and never find it again. Fortunately, cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox have been helping us save content online and access it quickly and easily later on. Ballloon is a nifty little Chrome extension that aims to give you a way to easily store web links, images and PDF files to the aforementioned cloud services and find them again quickly, all without having to take up extra space on your computer. Read More

Write Notes And Sync Them To Dropbox Or Google Drive [Android]

I think I can say with absolute certainty that there are many different ways to keep notes on Android. Google Keep, for instance, is a really nice app if you’re quickly jotting things down. And it syncs well with your Google Account too. Evernote provides the best note taking experience across platforms. But not everyone wants to play with loads of features that Evernote throws at you, and some people prefer simplicity over complexity when it comes to creating and saving notes. If you’ve been looking for a way to write notes on your Android device that sync with your Dropbox or Google Drive, then Sync Notes is might be the right tool for you. Although it has a pretty simple interface, it gets you to what you want fast. Read More

Stream Music From Dropbox, Google Drive, And Box With CloudAmpz

If you listen to music on your Android device, chances are you’re perfectly happy with the stock music app that ships with it, which lets you browse and play songs stored locally on your phone. You can also create personalized playlists, or simply shuffle your whole collection to casually enjoy whatever plays next. So what more could you possibly want? While there are no shortage of music players waiting for you in the Google Play store, only a handful of them might offer you a way to play music stored on your cloud storage. CloudAmpz is a new such app that not only playback music stored on the internal storage of your device, but also let you stream tracks from Dropbox, Google Drive and Read More

Beat: Android Music Player With Floating Controls, Dropbox, Google Drive Streaming & More

Being a die hard music fan, I’ve tried a ton of music players on my smartphone. When I got my first Android phone, I immediately downloaded Winamp for the platform and enjoyed its interface as well as various features that made it a great choice. But that didn't stop me from exploring more options in Play Store, and recently when I came across Beat, I couldn't help trying it out. It’s a fantastic music player that lets you listen to songs that are saved locally, or placed on your Dropbox or Google Drive. Besides that, it has many great features such a powerful software equalizer and floating controls to navigate the player from anywhere in Android. Read More

Manage Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive & More From One Place With MultCloud

Using a large number of cloud storage services can lead to the nuisance of not being able to manage each of them efficiently. That’s where services like MultCloud aim to offer a handy solution by letting your control and manage your cloud accounts from one unified interface. Based entirely online, it lets you create a MultCloud profile, to which you can connect your other cloud storag services for easy access and management. The service currently supports most major cloud storage providers including Dropbox, SugarSync, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box and Amazon S3. Read More

ShotDrop Auto-Uploads Android Screenshots To Dropbox & Copies The Link To Clipboard

Screenshots can prove to be really useful when you need to show something about what's going on with your smartphone or tablet, or you just want to flaunt your setup at online portals like XDA-Developers or MyColorScreen. In their early days, Android devices required third-party tools for grabbing screenshots but since ICS, you can do it with a quick button combination, for instance Power + Volume Down on Nexus devices (Samsung's Galaxy devices have been using Power + Home for the function since pre-ICS times). But what good are screenshots when you can’t instantly upload them online to share with others? That’s where ShotDrop comes in. The app uses the power of Dropbox to automatically upload screenshots to the cloud the moment they are captured, and also copies their link to your clipboard for easy sharing. Read More

Notepad Is An All-In-One Note-Taking Android App With Dropbox Sync

If you're a student who has to regularly attend lectures, a professional with frequent meetings, or just someone who needs to jot down ideas as they come to your mind, you'd already know the importance of a notepad, be it physical or digital. Smartphones and tablets are fast replacing physical notebooks, offering us countless options for all our note-taking needs. Like other mobile platforms, Google Play Store also has a multitude of note taking apps, including some very popular ones like Evernote and SimpleNote, along with a few you may have never heard of. If you’re looking for a full-featured app in this genre, try Notepad by Colibri. It is fairly powerful at what it does and in addition, comes packaged with many other options that aren't found in simple (or even some advanced) note-taking tools. Details after the jump. Read More

FindIt Offers Unified Search For Gmail, Google Drive & Dropbox On Android & iOS

FindIt, first released for iOS a couple of months back, has now been rolled out to the Android platform as well. As the name itself suggests, the app lets you universally search for all your data in famous cloud services, such as Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox. While services like Gmail and Google Drive do offer their own search functions, FindIt will allow you to easily sift through all three services from one screen. We take a closer look at the app, right after the jump. Read More

How To Auto-Upload Screenshots With Dropbox & Easily Share Them

Dropbox single-handedly reinvigorated the cloud syncing and storage market, and for good reason. The team behind the service is constantly iterating on their product, coming up with inventive new ways to use it for saving and sharing files. After the highly useful "Camera Uploads" feature, they've now come up with an equivalent for screenshots. On mobile platforms, the screenshots you took already get uploaded to Dropbox and synced across all your devices if you have Camera Uploads enabled. With screenshot sharing, the feature comes to the desktop as well, along with a direct sharing option. You'll have to read past the jump to see how it works. Read More

Dbinbox Lets You & Others Securely Upload Files To Your Dropbox Account Without Signing In

Dropbox is one the best file hosting and sharing services around. Used by over 175M people around the globe, it has revolutionized the way we view and use cloud computing. But even though it’s fairly powerful in the way it’s designed, a few additional features could have made it even better. For instance, Dropbox doesn’t allow anonymous file uploading to the cloud, which is a great feature already found in services like Jumpshare. If you want to upload files to your Dropbox, you must first sign in to your account or use a desktop or mobile client, and having to enter your account credentials can be fairly unsafe when using s public computer or someone else' mobile device. Back in July 2012, Dropbox also chopped the ability to share public folders for new users, making everything more complicated. Dbinbox is an open-source web service that cleverly injects this feature back into Dropbox and lets you upload files without even signing in to your account. Read More

Share Bucket For Mac Offers Quick Screenshot & File Sharing Via Dropbox, Google Drive & SkyDrive

With the default screenshot tool that OS X ships with, along with so many other third-party options that are available for the platform, a new tool in this genre really has to offer something above the rest in order to make any significant impact. Share Bucket is a free screenshot tool available in the Mac App store that boasts an exceptionally good built-in image editor, along with support for uploading screenshots to several cloud service and getting a small URL for them. Once a screenshot has been ‘shared’, the link to it is copied to your clipboard. The app only allows you to capture a select area of your screen but if you want to capture the entire screen or a particular window, you can simply use the default screenshot tool and drag & drop the file on to Share Bucket’s Menu Bar icon to upload it. Read More

Flashify For Android Offers Easy Flashing, Recovery & Kernel Cloud Backup

If you're an avid Android user who frequently keeps flashing ROMS, tweaks, hacks and mods via ZIP files, you’d likely be aware of the hassles involved. You have to reboot your device and enter the recovery mode for the said purpose. While there are benefits to rooting your Android device and flashing all kinds of stuff to take it beyond what it can do in its stock form, it can be a tricky world for beginners. Flashify is an extremely useful app that allows you to flash boot images (kernels) and recovery images without having to go to recovery. In addition, you can also flash zip files using the app, and the phone will then reboot into recovery to perform the specific operation without any further input from you. If you have TWRP recovery installed, you can also use the app to flash multiple zip files in a batch, and wipe data, cache & Dalvik cache with the flashing. Flashify can also backup your device’s kernel and recovery to SD card or Dropbox, and restore it from there when required. Read More

Remotely Access Your Mac Files & Move Them To Dropbox With Spotdox

With services like Dropbox, you rarely have to worry about not being able to access an important file because of problems in your USB drive, forgetting to bring the drive along, or forgetting to copy files to it. The problem you might have now is forgetting to move an important file to your Dropbox folder in the first place. After all, if the file never synced to your Dropbox account, you most certainly will not be able to access it from elsewhere. For Mac users, there’s a simple solution: Spotdox. It’s a Mac App available for free to the first 10,000 users (no indication of what it will cost after the limit has expired) that allows you to access files on your Mac from any device that has a browser and active internet connection. You can then move any of those files to your Dropbox folder and access them from Dropbox’s web interface or application. Read More

Listacular Is A Gesture-Based, Collaborative To-Do List iPhone App With Dropbox Sync

Thanks to its huge collection of apps, iOS is capable of letting its users perform any task in a variety of ways. When it comes to reminders and to-do lists, there is a stock app already available on the iPhone for this purpose. Though if you are a minimalist, Clear is there for you, while anyone who is a stickler for details is sure to enjoy Astrid. Having said that, there is always room for improvement, or at least uniqueness. Listacular for Dropbox is a new task management app that lets its users create to-do lists using gestures and elaborate text formatting. As the name of the app suggests, Listacular boasts tight integration with Dropbox, which lets you use task lists on multiple devices and collaborate with others on different tasks. Although linking a Dropbox account with Listacular greatly enhances the overall experience of using the app, it not mandatory by any means. Read More

Cloudii: One App To Access & Sync Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive & Box On Android

Names like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and SkyDrive have become synonymous to cloud storage. Each with their own appeal and distinct features, these services sport their own dedicated apps for both desktop and mobile platforms. If you happen to use more then just one of these services regularly, it is always more convenient to manage your accounts and data through a single app. Cloudii is just that app that allows you to to setup all four aforementioned cloud storage services on your Android device under one roof, and gives you some powerful settings for synchronizing and managing your files. The app gives users the ability to add multiple accounts for each supported service as well, along with some nifty additional features.The app requires Android 4.0 or above. Right after the jump, we take a look at what it has to offer and what makes it worthy of a mention. Read More