Remember back in February, we announced a whole set of features to make it easy to bring all your photos and videos together in one place? Well since then, lots of folks have been using our Android app to automatically upload mobile pictures of their vacation and videos of their dog — we’ve even heard tales of Dropbox saving the day when phones completely died!
Today we’re ready to tell the second part in our photos story: now with Dropbox you can automatically upload from just about any camera, tablet, SD card or smartphone — pretty much anything that takes photos or videos!
You’ve been there. After a long night out, you left your phone in the cab. Or maybe you went canoeing and sent your camera for a swim. Buying a new one hurts, but the worst part is that all those photos and videos are long gone. Even when nothing bad happens, it’s no fun having to track down photos spread across your computers, your PowerShot, or that old cracked phone.
We’re excited to share a simple new way to help you bring all your photos and videos together in one place. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera or phone you have.
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 http://www.dropbox.com/m
LOOK AND FEEL
We’re super excited to announce the new hotness that we’ve been cooking up for the past few months: Dropbox 1.0! In addition to hundreds (yep, hundreds) of bug fixes, vastly reduced resource usage (think of it as the Prius model of Dropbox), Dropbox 1.0 (“Rainbow Shell”) also offers support for extended attributes, selective sync, and a shiny new installation wizard. Those are just the CliffsNotes though — here’s the true story behind Dropbox 1.0:
Our highest quality yet – When you’re shipping software to millions of people, a problem that affects even 1 out of 10,000 is a big deal.
We’ve got a holiday gift for you all: A new stable build! The 0.7 series (code name: Blue Yoshi) is sporting lots of new stuff including performance fixes, toolbar button support in Mac OS X, and LAN sync. LAN sync lets you transfer files between computers on your local network, which results in some ridiculously fast syncing. I’m sure those of you out there who manage several computers in one location will love this. 🙂
As always, we’ll update all of your Dropboxes to the latest stable build in phases, so don’t worry if you haven’t been upgraded yet.