Dropbox Redesigns Its Android App
Dropbox has released a completely new version of its cloud-based file storage service for the Android platform. Dropbox 2.0 has been rebuilt from the ground up and now includes features such as bulk uploads of photos and videos; an improved gallery view; the ability to upload from and export to local storage; the ability to rename files and folders; and access favorite files even when offline. Dropbox 2.0 supports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and also includes bug fixes and performance improvements. The service is free to use on Android smartphones, tablets, PCs, and other devices. It requires Android 2.1 and up.
Dropbox Makes It Easy to Share Files Via Facebook Messenger
Dropbox has integrated its own service into Facebook's Messenger app, allowing people to share files from Dropbox to friends and family through Messenger. The integration requires senders to have both the Dropbox and Messenger apps installed on their phone.
DropBox Lets iOS Users Create Word Docs On the Fly
DropBox today provided an update to its iOS application that lets users create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from within the DropBox app even if the separate Office apps aren't installed. DropBox says users can create, edit, and share Office documents in the iOS app and then access them from other devices or from the web.
Google Launches Multi-Purpose File-Wrangling App
Google today released the final version of Files Go, its new file-management app for Android. The app serves multiple purposes: it includes a file browser, local file transfer tool, and a tool to help free up storage on your phone.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.