Dropbox Update Brings Redesign, New Features Like Faster Search

Dropbox on Android received a big update today that ushers in a new design for the storage app, along with a handful of new features.

In the redesign, Dropbox is giving you a taste of Material Design, with FAB, new slideout drawer, and cleaner UI. As Dropbox states, the “fresh look” is “right at home on the latest versions of Android.”

As for new features, Dropbox has added in the ability to take a photo from within a folder, should you want to save a photo directly to that folder. This could be really handy for not only snapping photos of events or gatherings, but also for those who snap photos of bills or other documents. They also improved search and made sharing controls more consistent across the app.  (more…)

Dropbox Update Brings PDF Viewer and In-Document Search

An update is rolling out to Dropbox users on Android, one which includes a built-in PDF viewer and an in-document search feature. For those who view a lot of PDFs on their phone or tablet, Dropbox allows you to share the file straight from the viewer, which will automatically save it in a Sent folder. This will make sure you don’t lose track of those important documents.  (more…)

Deal: 5-Star Productivity Pack Adds Dropbox Pro to Already Awesome Lineup, Still Just $60

Remember the deal we wrote up a month ago for a productivity pack that included premium subscriptions to Evernote, Pocket, Wunderlist, LastPass and the New York Times, at a ridiculously low price of $59.99? We now have that deal in our DL Deals shop, only it’s better than ever. If you pick-up the 5-Star Productivity Pack from us, you also get a 3-month premium subscription to Dropbox Pro for that same $59.99 price.

The total value here is around $182, so you are getting a solid discount. Keep in mind that the deal only runs for a week.

Deal Link ($59.99)

Dropbox and Microsoft Office Integration Now Available on Android

A couple of weeks ago, Dropbox announced that it had partnered with Microsoft to include Office integration within its web and mobile apps. The move is a big deal for Office users, as they can access and edit Office documents from within Dropbox, a cloud storage solution that can be reached from just about anywhere and on any platform. In a blog post today, Dropbox announced that the new functionality is now available on Android.

To get started, they remind you to update to the newest version of Dropbox, then open any Office document, spreadsheet or presentation from within Dropbox. You should see an “edit” icon that will let you start editing. Once you are finished editing, your document will then save automatically back to Dropbox.

Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.  (more…)

Dropbox Finally Adds Support for SD Card File Transfers

Despite Google’s obstinacy on the matter, a whopping 63% of our readers made it clear in our July poll that they considered SD card support an important factor in deciding on smartphones. That’s a pretty large number of people, one which Dropbox is apparently happy to accommodate. The company announced today an update that will bring an option to export files straight to SD cards. (more…)