Dropbox just gets better – try the iPhone/iPod/iPad app

Since the Lotusphere presentation sharing project initiated by Vowe earlier this year, I’ve been using Dropbox a great deal – it really is the great solution for adhoc sharing of files, photos and more, particularly for non-professional purposes, or where ease of use is more important than security or compliance.

As well as accessing your files via the Dropbox web site and your choice of operating system plugin, there is also an app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad:

Dropbox.
There’s an app for that.

  * Access your Dropbox on the go
  * Download files for offline viewing
  * Sync photos and videos to your Dropbox
  * Share links to files in your Dropbox

This now means that all files I share are now immediately available on my mobile devices, including PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc. The built-in Apple editors/viewers render most content I would look to have access to (ODF formats are still an issue).

I know that I could do the same kind of sharing with Lotus Quickr and SNAPPS app for the device, but DropBox just works and is much easier to provision for non-technical folks.

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Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!