Timing is everything.
On Thursday Rod wrote about Microsoft extending 100GB of OneDrive storage to verified users of Dropbox as a gift for signing up and installing OneDrive on their devices/systems.
I was even able to get this 100GB of additional storage, which is only valid for a year, for my OneDrive account by signing up for Dropbox and then validating that brand new account.
Well this offer of storage was sent out by Microsoft on Thursday and then Friday morning Dropbox released a big update to their Windows Phone app. Coincidence or coordination?
Maybe is it just good timing but the update to the Dropbox app is a solid one plus getting 100GB of additional cloud storage on OneDrive is never a bad thing is it?
So go ahead and install the Dropbox app on your Windows Phone, sign up for a new account and the free 2GB of storage they offer then grab some bonus OneDrive storage and see the benefits of having additional storage which is accessible wherever you might be.
Let’s take a look at the updated Dropbox app – first the new features:
- Ability to create, access and manage shared folders directly in the app including unshare the folder and editing folder members.
- Shared folders can now be pinned to your Windows Phone Start Screen for quick access
- Improved non-English language support
Of course they also mentioned the ubiquitous fixed our most common bugs.
The app itself has a very clean and intuitive interface which is easy to navigate and adheres to the Windows Phone app design principles we are used to including tap/hold for context menus and pivots to swipe between pages of the app.
Dropbox Main Page
Dropbox Settings Page
Dropbox Context Menu
Dropbox Camera Uploads Folder
Dropbox Create Folder Menu
Dropbox Share Menu
Trivia: Did you know that this app is developed and maintained by the very well known Windows Phone developer Rudy Huhn?