04 Dropbox gives Android users auto sync photo/video uploading

Dropbox has just updated its Android application with a number of bugs having been addressed along with the addition of a particularly useful function many of us will find quite handy.

Dropbox has just updated its Android application with a number of bugs having been addressed along with the addition of a particularly useful function many of us will find quite handy.

Now it is possible to automatically upload photos and videos in the background using either WiFi or obile connectivity. The original resolution and quality of the photo is untouched, unlike a similar function available via Google+ where it downsizes any photos over 2,048 pixels wide.

06 Dropbox gives Android users auto sync photo/video uploading

Up to 3GB of total free space is provided by Dropbox to every user, but there is a condition applied on this in that the storage is given in 500MB increments versus all at once.

Further to the new implementation for Android, Dropbox for Windows and Mac has also been updated with the ability to automatically upload from pretty much any camera, smartphone, tablet or SD card that is connected directly to your PC. It's as simple as plugging the device in, then the auto synchronization process takes place.

05 Dropbox gives Android users auto sync photo/video uploading

Incidently, with regard to SD cards Dropbox has purposely prevented the means to install the app onto an Android device's SD memory in efforts to retain "more secure credential storage".

In his latest blog posting, director of Dropbox Jeff Bartelma mentioned that the auto photo/video upload feature will soon be available for iOS as well.