Video: Dropbox is the Ultimate File Syncing Tool for Your Smartphone

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Folder sharing software has been around for a while. That is, software that lets you place a folder on your desktop and have it always been synchronized to an identical folder on other computers. The missing piece has always been the smartphone. With most smartphones now being able to read virtually every file type, why not have this capability on your mobile so that you can always access your important documents/songs/photos/presentations and so on? Dropbox makes this happen. In this video we show you how the Dropbox mobile clients work on Windows Phone, Android, iPhone, and iPad.



Dropbox is free to use up to 2GB (free is good!). For 50GB, you can pay $10 per month, and for 100GB, you can pay $20. The pay options make a lot of sense for those that want to access their multimedia collection across multiple computers and devices (and keep everything backed up, too). For the rest of us with just a handful of key files we want to always have access to, the free plan works great.

You can get started by installing the Dropbox desktop client, which is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Then, for mobile, you can get the iPhone/iPad and Android versions through the respective app markets. For Windows Phone, you’ll have to use CloudFiles from Ruttensoft. The Blackberry version is coming soon.

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About The Author
Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.