Updated Dropbox iOS app features improved video streaming

Yesterday, popular cloud storage service Dropbox, updated its application for iOS users, taking it to v1.5.7. The update, as per a featured changelog on the iTunes store, now comes with improved video streaming capabilities. Speakers of the Italian language would appreciate the support for the language included in the update, as would those speaking Iberian Spanish. Interestingly, the updated Dropbox offers support for password-protected Office documents (iOS 6). Lastly, the updated app features some bug fixes and performance improvements. 



The update is available for both iPhone and iPad users. To be able to use the updated Dropbox app, users will require iOS 4.3 or later. The Dropbox iOS app is optimised for the latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. In addition, the app is compatible with the iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPad. 

Features improved video streaming

Features improved video streaming



Dropbox allows you store all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. If you save any file to your Dropbox, then the file will be accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the Dropbox website.


A quick glance at the features, Dropbox offers its iOS users:

  • Users can bring all their photos, videos, and docs anywhere.
  • The app lets them automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox, while also scoring up to 3GB of additional free space.
  • They can share a link to their photos, videos, and docs — no more attachments.
  • They can add their files to 'Favorites' for fast, offline viewing.


Last month, the Android application for Dropbox received an update. In version 2.2 of the application, users can find a new Photos tab, where they can view all their photos and videos. The Uploads option has been moved to the menu in the file browser in the updated version of the app. A host of ‘under-the-hood bug fixes and tune-ups’ have also been introduced. 


In version 2.1 of the updated app, users can find the new upload notifications. Users can automatically upload photos and videos in the background using Wi-Fi or data plans. The updated application brings users up to 3GB of free space for uploading photos automatically (in 500MB increments). Files of any size can be uploaded. Like with every cloud storage service, the Dropbox application for Android users allows them to carry their photos, documents, and videos anywhere. On installing it on your computer, any file saved to Dropbox will automatically be saved to your Android device, and the Dropbox website. It is also possible to share the saved files.


Only a day prior to that, Dropbox revamped its mobile site with a new image gallery view. The updated site lets you view your images in a gallery, and looks somewhat similar to changes made earlier this year to the Dropbox app on Android and iOS, as well as the desktop site.


The update to the mobile Dropbox website lets you view your images in a gallery-styled fashion from any mobile device. The new view allows you to scroll through your photos, which are ordered by the date they were uploaded. You can also tap on a photo to view it full-sized and flip through photos. To test it out for yourself, just open www.dropbox.com on your mobile phone’s browser, tap on the Dropbox icon at the top, and then tap the Photos button to view your photos in the Camera Uploads folder in gallery format.


Dropbox has been making improvements like these for a long time and this looks like part of its effort to let users have a consistent experience irrespective of the platform they use to access the service. This change to the Dropbox website should make the service accessible to people with Windows Phone devices, as Dropbox still has to release a native app for this platform.


Head over to the iTunes store to view the updated app. 

Published Date: Nov 27, 2012 10:09 am | Updated Date: Nov 27, 2012 10:09 am