Dropbox drops new mobile apps, unveils app directory

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File sharing and sync service Dropbox today announced support for BlackBerry, updates for their iOS and Android apps, and a directory to help users find new ways to make the most of their boxes.

The app directory lists mobile apps that make use of Dropbox APIs for document editing, image capture, note taking, and more. The listing is broken down by operating system, as well as web-based services. Full press release is here. Highlights below. Tip of the hat to BGR.

New Dropbox for BlackBerry:  The company has announced the general availability of Dropbox for BlackBerry, bringing file access and viewing directly to the popular line of smart phones.  The application is available for immediate download at

New release of Dropbox for iPhone and iPad: As the #1 productivity app for the iPad in the App Store, Dropbox has already become a popular way to make the most of the device at home, school or work. With new iOS release of Dropbox, users will have new features and performance enhancements, including automatic offline caching for recently accessed files, support for HD video and high-resolution photo capture, numerous user interface enhancements including a new home screen and progress display, full screen landscape document viewing on iPad and the support for multitasking to allow files to upload or download in the background. This update is available for free via Apple’s App Store.

New release of Dropbox for Android: Available for download via Google’s App Market, Dropbox for Android has been enhanced with support for photo galleries and multi-photo upload, ability to automatically send files to Dropbox from other apps, progress bar and notifications for file transfers, and other new features and fixes.

New Dropbox App Directory: To make it easier to find and evaluate the over 100 partner applications that are built with the Dropbox API, there is a new Dropbox partner app directory now available at  This directory features app information, screenshots and reviews from some of the most popular productivity app providers.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]

1 Comment

  1. Mike

    09/23/2010 at 9:51 am

    Sometimes I feel the like the only man in the world who still works mostly from a desktop – and who is getting bloody fed-up with the fact that most software companies seem to have completely forgotten that their desktop apps also need work and advancement.

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