TouchMyApps » Dropbox http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Dropbox updates iOS app with automatic uploads, 3 GBs of free space up for grabs http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/15/dropbox-updates-ios-app-with-automatic-uploads-3-free-gbs-of-space-up-for-grabs/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/06/15/dropbox-updates-ios-app-with-automatic-uploads-3-free-gbs-of-space-up-for-grabs/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:54:20 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=68587 Back in early February, Dropbox released the beta version of the desktop app that’d allow for the automatic import (and upload) of your photos and videos upon plugging in your iDevice. Well that handy feature has made its way onto the iOS app, so after you’ve authorized Dropbox to have access to location services and turned … Read more]]>

Back in early February, Dropbox released the beta version of the desktop app that’d allow for the automatic import (and upload) of your photos and videos upon plugging in your iDevice. Well that handy feature has made its way onto the iOS app, so after you’ve authorized Dropbox to have access to location services and turned on “Camera Upload”, all of your existing images and videos in the camera roll will be uploaded into the cloud. There’s a Gallery view so you can see what’s been uploaded to your Dropbox account. And by default, the auto export only works while the device is on Wifi, though you can enable cellular data if you wish.

As an added bonus, Dropbox is offering 3GB of extra free space for uploading photos/videos automatically through the app (in 500 increments – so if you upload 1.5GB of images, you’ll get the same in free space, up to 3GB). The catch is that if you’ve already participated in the beta program previously mentioned and got 5GB out of that, it doesn’t appear the 3GB will apply (see here).

The 1.5 Dropbox update is available now on the App Store, so grab it and check out the new Camera Upload feature (and get some free space in the process). Don’t forget that you now get an extra 500mb of space (as opposed to 250mb) for every new referral you make, so let your friends know about Dropbox to score up to 16GB on a free account.

Update: It appears that updating to 1.5 is causing some users to experience the black screen (of death) immediately after entering the passcode. If this happens to you, simply delete the app, and reinstall it on your device. Do note that this may wipe away the files you’ve marked as Favorites (the files are still in the cloud, just no longer stored locally on the device), so you may want to make a note of what’s favorited before deleting.

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App Description

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

Features:
• Bring all your photos, videos, and docs anywhere.
• Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.
• Share a link to your photos, videos, and docs — no more attachments.
• Add files to “Favorites” for fast, offline viewing.

Take your work on the go and review docs when you’re out and about. Even if you accidentally leave your iPhone in a taxi, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox.

What’s New in Version 1.5

• Automatically upload photos and videos using Wi-Fi or cellular data plan
• Earn up to 3 GB of extra free space for uploading photos automatically (in 500 MB increments)
• See all the photos and videos you’ve uploaded to Dropbox in Gallery view
• Move and delete sets of files at once
• Upload files of any size

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Google Drive has finally landed http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/24/google-drive-has-finally-landed/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/24/google-drive-has-finally-landed/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:22:12 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67855 Google has finally launched their highly anticipated Google Drive today, a cloud storage service that will finally give Dropbox some serious competition. Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your … Read more]]>

Google has finally launched their highly anticipated Google Drive today, a cloud storage service that will finally give Dropbox some serious competition.

Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

A brief glimpse of Drive’s features include the ability to open over 30 different types of files from a browser (you don’t need to have the program installed on your computer to open the file), share files/folders with anyone and choose if they can view/edit/comment them and revert back to an older saved version of any file (up to 30 days).

From the Google Blog:

With Google Drive, you can:

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.

As for pricing, you get 5GB of storage for free. Paid plans include 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or 1TB for $49.99/month. If you require even more space, multiple TB tiers are available, up to 16TB for $799 per month. Any upgraded plans will mean that your Gmail will also get a nice bump up in storage to 25GB.

Another interest thing about Drive is that it is an open platform, meaning that through 3rd party apps, you can “send faxesedit videos and create website mockups” right from within Drive. You’ll have to install these apps from the Chrome Web Store, and expect more useful ones to show up in the future.

You can get started with Google Drive here, and download the PC and Mac apps as well. It does appear that the service is still being rolled out, so you may not be able to sign up at the moment. As for the iPhone/iPad Google Drive app, it hasn’t been released yet, though Google has said that it’s coming soon.

 

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Dropbox now offers 500MB for every referral http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/04/dropbox-now-offers-500mb-for-every-referral/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/04/dropbox-now-offers-500mb-for-every-referral/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:30:42 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67457 For all you Dropbox users, every referral you make will now net you an extra 500MB (up from 250MB) of storage space. From the Dropbox blog: Today, we’re really happy to announce that we’ve doubled the amount of free space you get for inviting friends to Dropbox! How much space is that, exactly? For every friend … Read more]]>

For all you Dropbox users, every referral you make will now net you an extra 500MB (up from 250MB) of storage space. From the Dropbox blog:

Today, we’re really happy to announce that we’ve doubled the amount of free space you get for inviting friends to Dropbox!

How much space is that, exactly? For every friend you invite that installs Dropbox, you’ll both get 500 MB of free space. If you’ve got a free account, you can invite up to 32 people for a whopping total of 16 GB of extra space. Pro accounts now earn 1 GB per referral, for a total of 32 GB of extra space. Have you already invited a bunch of people? Don’t worry. Within a few days, you’ll get full credit for every referral that’s already been completed. Boom!

The best part about this increase in free space is that all existing referrals you’ve already made will also count. So if you previously had 6GB of space on your free account, you should now have 12GB for storing ebooks and other documents.

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Dropbox offering up to 5GB of free space for using beta build http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/03/dropbox-offering-up-to-5gb-of-free-space-for-using-beta-build/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/02/03/dropbox-offering-up-to-5gb-of-free-space-for-using-beta-build/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:40:40 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=66248 Dropbox is considered by many as the best cloud-based storage service around, but one thing it does lag behind is the relatively paltry storage space offered to its free users (2GB compared to 5GB from Box.net and Skydrive’s whopping 25GB). Well, faithful Dropbox users will be happy to know that they can score up to 5GB … Read more]]>

Dropbox is considered by many as the best cloud-based storage service around, but one thing it does lag behind is the relatively paltry storage space offered to its free users (2GB compared to 5GB from Box.net and Skydrive’s whopping 25GB). Well, faithful Dropbox users will be happy to know that they can score up to 5GB of extra space by simply beta testing the new Automatic Dropbox Photo Import feature.

During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. [Update: To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import].

The beta build in question is Dropbox 1.3.12, which can be downloaded from the Dropbox forum. After installing the beta on your PC/Mac/Linux computer, plug in either a camera, SD card or smart phone and you should see a popup (screenshot above) asking if you’d like to start importing photos and videos into your Dropbox (a new “Camera Uploads” folder will automatically be created). The moment you import your first image(s), Dropbox will handover 500mb of free space. Then for every 500MB of media uploaded, another half gigabyte will be added to your allotment. Repeat until you’ve hit the 5GB mark.

I’ve tested the beta version by plugging in my iPhone and so far, the entire process has been seamless. In fact, I can’t think of an easier method of moving images from my Camera Roll into my Dropbox. To make things even more convenient, only new photos/videos will be uploaded whenever a device is plugged in, so no need to worry about having to upload your entire library every single time.

If you do decide to test out this new Automatic Import feature (and make off with some extra space while you’re at it for storing ebooks and other docs), it’s highly advisable that you make a backup of your Dropbox before proceeding – just in case something does go seriously wrong.

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Penultimate updated with Dropbox and Evernote support http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/12/penultimate-updated-with-dropbox-and-evernote-support/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/01/12/penultimate-updated-with-dropbox-and-evernote-support/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:56:34 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=64193 Penultimate, one of the best handwritten note taking apps for the iPad, was updated earlier today with support for both Evernote and Dropbox. Being able to send your notes to these two popular cloud-based services will make it that much more convenient for its users. Here’s What’s New in version 3.3: • Serious Dropbox integration: Send notebooks … Read more]]>

Penultimate, one of the best handwritten note taking apps for the iPad, was updated earlier today with support for both Evernote and Dropbox. Being able to send your notes to these two popular cloud-based services will make it that much more convenient for its users. Here’s What’s New in version 3.3:

• Serious Dropbox integration: Send notebooks and pages directly to your Dropbox, or enable automatic backup to be sure you always have a copy of your notes in the cloud. Open Penultimate files from your Dropbox.
• Evernote support. Evernote’s handwriting recognition is a great fit for Penultimate users. You can send notebooks and notes to your account for searching there later. Very simple signup in the app if you want to give it a spin.
• Open new workflows by “Open”ing your notebooks and pages in other apps on iPad.
• Copied images can be pasted into Penultimate, and copied ink can be pasted into other apps.
• Now available in Chinese (simplified) and Korean.
• As always, many other improvements and updates.

The update is free for currents users and it’s still currently on sale for $0.99, a great price for those who those who prefer to take handwritten notes/doodles on their iPads.

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App Description

** The original, powerful, still easiest-to-use handwriting app for iPad. On sale. **
Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea — in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.

ESSENTIAL, EASY TO USE, BEAUTIFUL
Penultimate stands with the core productivity apps on your iPad. Every detail of the user interface has been designed and refined to be simple and intuitive – no complicated or cluttered settings.

UP AND RUNNING
When you first open your new copy of Penultimate, you’ll find a “welcome” notebook that will walk you through all of the major features. You’ll be scribbling and whizzing through your pages and notebooks in no time.

AMAZING INK AND PAPER
Your handwriting and drawing looks spectacular in bold gel ink. Our writing technology is second to none. Use colors or stick with classic inky black. Three different photorealistic paper styles are included, along with a magically effective eraser tool that’s always the right size. Want a special paper style? Import any image to create and share your own attractive template, or visit The Paper Shop in the app to see the latest convenient collections available for download.

KEEP IT TOGETHER
Store your thoughts in named notebooks for each topic, project, or category. Penultimate can manage as many notebooks as you can create, each with an infinite number of pages. View your list in a notebook carousel — or sort and scroll in a fast grid view. When your notebooks get large, you can browse quickly through all pages, or insert, delete, duplicate, and reorganize pages within and between notebooks.

SERIOUS SOFTWARE
Beneath its graceful exterior Penultimate is a powerful application. Our superior inking technology produces pen strokes that look better-than-real. The pioneering automatic Wrist Protection mode prevents most stray marks from appearing on a page for writers of all grips. Image import allows photo annotation, cataloging, and design work. Powerful ink selection and copy/paste is a touch away.

PENULTIMATE MEANS BUSINESS
Send single page images or full notebooks in PDF format to anyone. Dropbox and Evernote integration bring the best cloud services for files, backup, and notes organization right into the app. Collaborate with your colleagues by exporting and importing Penultimate Notebook and Paper files directly via email, iTunes File Sharing, or Dropbox. Whether you’re in a conference room or classroom, you can use the iPad VGA Adapter to share your notes on a screen or projector, as your audience follows along with your work in real time. Print directly from your iPad with ePrint printers.

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
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The latest tips and news are on our blog at: http://blog.cocoabox.com

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How to Use Dropbox to store all your ebooks in the cloud http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/05/how-to-use-dropbox-to-store-all-your-ebooks-in-the-cloud/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/05/how-to-use-dropbox-to-store-all-your-ebooks-in-the-cloud/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:55:31 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=61424 Previously, we looked at how to read your old ebooks (i.e. LIT, MOBI, PDB, RTF) on iBooks, Apple’s e-reader app. It involved converting them into ePubs, the only ebook format supported by iBooks, and uploading them via iTunes. Well we’re going to show you today a far superior method — one utilizing Calibre and Dropbox — for storing your … Read more]]>

Previously, we looked at how to read your old ebooks (i.e. LIT, MOBI, PDB, RTF) on iBooks, Apple’s e-reader app. It involved converting them into ePubs, the only ebook format supported by iBooks, and uploading them via iTunes. Well we’re going to show you today a far superior method — one utilizing Calibre and Dropbox — for storing your ebook collection and transferring books to your iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad even if you’re far away from home, without access to your home computer.

Many of you have likely heard of Dropbox already, and are perhaps even using it on a day-to-day basis. For those you not familiar, Dropbox is a free web-based service that allows users to store their photos, files and other documents “in the cloud”. They’re then synced across any computer (Mac, Windows, Linux) or Mobile OS (Android, iOS, Blackberry etc) with Dropbox installed and can easily be shared with friends and family. So if you add or edit a file on one computer, all other PCs/Macs/iDevices at your disposal will also have the exact same file uploaded – often seconds later. The idea behind it is very much like Apple’s own iCloud that was introduced with iOS 5, though in many ways, iCloud’s lot more restrictive in the sense that you can’t simply upload/download individual files like you can with Dropbox. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how we can use both Calibre and Dropbox to effectively manage your ebooks, as well as be able to retrieve them no matter where you are.

Note: If you are already using Dropbox, skip down to step 6

1) First thing you’ll need to do is register for a free Dropbox account. Please note this is a referral link, meaning you will receive an additional 250MB of free space on your free account after you’ve successfully installed Dropbox..which brings us to..

2) Download and Install Dropbox on your PC, Mac or Linux

3) One of the initial setup screens will ask if you already have a Dropbox account. New users can create an account by filling out their name, email and password. Existing Dropbox users setting up the install on a new computer can simply link up to their account by providing the email address associated with Dropbox and password.

4) Dropbox is completely Free to use (you get 2GB of storage to start with), though you can upgrade to 50GB for $9.99/month and 100GB for $19.99/month. Unless you’re planning on uploading large files like videos and MP3s, 2GB should be more than sufficient – especially for storing ebooks. You can always upgrade at a later time if you feel you require more space. And keep in mind that as you invite friends and family to use Dropbox, you’ll get an extra 250MB of space for each person refered, up to a total of 8GB.

5) You can then take the brief 5 step tutorial highlighting the basics of Dropbox, as well as choose where the Dropbox folder will be located.

6) Locate the newly installed Dropbox folder on your computer and create a new folder called ‘eBooks’ (or something similar). You can do this by right clicking anywhere within the Dropbox folder and select “New Folder”. Or you can simply hit Cmd+Shift+N on a Mac or Ctrl+Shift+N on Windows.

7) Next, we’ll need to setup Calibre on your PC, Linux or Mac. For those of you not familiar, Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application that allows you to manage your entire eBooks collection (rate, tag, sort, download metadata and covers etc.). It can also accept a wide range of ebook formats for conversion – great for turning those old Lit, Mobi and other ebook files into ePub. Just think of Calibre as the iTunes for eBooks.

8) Download and install Calibre for your Operating System. The setup wizard will initially ask you to choose a location for your books. Change it so that Calibre is pointing to the ebooks folder you’ve just created in Dropbox (see above screenshot). This step here allows Calibre to directly add/edit ebooks stored in your Dropbox account.

9) Assuming you’ll be reading your ebooks on an iPhone/iPad, select Apple –> iPad or iPhone/iPhone/Touch when asked to choose your ebook device. This ensures that any conversions made are tailored to your ereader.

10) With Calibre installed, you can begin adding ebooks into the software by either clicking on the “Add Books” icon located in the top left corner, pressing “A” on the keyboard, or simply dragging and dropping ebook files into the center and main panel. Note that once you add any new books or make any changes via Calibre, your Dropbox account will instantly be updated as well. Basically, if you add an ebook on your iMac/PC via Calibre, all other desktops, laptops and mobile devices with Dropbox installed will also receive the file. How cool (and handy) is that? Also, if you are planning on reading your ebooks on the iDevice, make sure that you convert them into ePub beforehand – apps like iBooks and Stanza (and most others) only accept this format. For converting and adding metadata/covers, refer to steps 4 and 5 in our previous post.

11) Now it’s time to download and install Dropbox on your iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad. Using the Dropbox app, we’ll be able to access all your ebooks from the cloud and import them into iBooks and other e-reading apps from the App Store.

12) Upon launching the app, tap on “I’m Already a Dropbox User” and enter your login email and password.

13) Once you link the app to your Dropbox account, all your folders and files will appear on your iDevice. Find the eBooks folder you created earlier on your desktop and select it. Assuming you’ve already added books via Calibre, your eBooks folder within the Dropbox app will have all your books neatly organized by Author.

 14) Locate an ebook (the actual ePub file) and open it. After downloading the book from the cloud, you’ll immediately see a “Unable to view file” screen. This is perfectly normal as Dropbox doesn’t support the viewing of this file format. Simply tap the “action” button on the bottom right of the screen and you’ll see a list of apps installed on your device that you can send the ePub to.

15) Choose an e-reader from the list (i.e. iBooks, Stanza, Kobo or others) and your ebook will be opened within that particular app. You can still send your ePub to the likes of Evernote, GoodReader or other file managers, but you won’t be able to actually read the ebook – they’ll simply save and store it like any other document.

16) One other thing you can do with the Dropbox app is save these ebooks/epubs right on your device, which gives you access to them even if you don’t have an internet connection. This way, you can transfer certain books over to various e-reader apps anytime you want. To do this, simply tap on the Star (center bottom) after you’ve opened a file (if it’s an epub, it’ll be the “Unable to view file screen”. Now whenever you go into the “Favorites” section, all the ebooks/files you’ve starred will be waiting for offline use.

Well there you have it folks. Once you get everything set up and use it a few times, you’ll find that the combination of Dropbox and Calibre will make managing your ebooks a whole lot easier, especially when it comes to transferring them into your iPhone or iPad. Take a look at the video below made by Kovid Goyal – creator of Calibre – as he highlights some of the advanced features and UI tips of the powerful eBook management software.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this tutorial, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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Get Free 50GB upgrade with Box.net’s iOS promotion http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/10/14/get-free-50gb-upgrade-with-box-nets-ios-promotion/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/10/14/get-free-50gb-upgrade-with-box-nets-ios-promotion/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:39:08 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=59239 Hot off the heels of Apple’s iCloud launch, Box.net, a cloud storage service similar to the popular Dropbox, is now offering a lifetime upgrade of their free account from 5GB to a whopping 50GB for storing and sharing documents and files. To take advantage of this amazing promo, simply follow these steps: Visit the app … Read more]]>

Hot off the heels of Apple’s iCloud launch, Box.net, a cloud storage service similar to the popular Dropbox, is now offering a lifetime upgrade of their free account from 5GB to a whopping 50GB for storing and sharing documents and files. To take advantage of this amazing promo, simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the app store and download the app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  2. Log in to your account or register for a new one directly from the app
  3. Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud
  4. (optional but recommended) Tell the world how you’ll use your 50 GB with the hashtag #Box50GB

It normally costs $19.99/yr on Box.net to upgrade to 50GB usage, so needless to say, if you have lots of files you’d like to store in the cloud, this is one deal you don’t want to miss out on (offer ends Dec 2nd, 2012). Also of note, with the recent app update, you can now use AirPlay to stream photos, videos, presentations and more to an Apple TV.

Box.net Box.net, Inc., Box.net, – Free

App Description

Size matters: Get a FREE 50 GB lifetime account for file storage and sharing through Dec. 2, 2011. To get your automatic upgrade, download the Box app on your iPhone or iPad and register or sign in to your account – it’s that easy. Box provides simple, secure sharing from anywhere – letting you easily store files online, send big files fast, access content on-the-go, and collaborate with others. Box for iPhone and iPad lets you:

• View files directly on your iPhone and iPad
• Share files easily with a link
• Upload photos to your Box account (iPhones only)
• Open files in other apps installed on your device, like Documents to Go and GoodReader (iPads only)
• Secure content with file-level encryption, a four-digit passcode and automatic logout when the app is closed
• Project files from Box to a TV, LCD monitor or projector via AV Out (iPads and iPhone 4S only); wirelessly stream content using AirPlay (iPad 2 and iPhone 4S only)
• Wirelessly print to AirPrint-enabled printers (iPads only)

No wonder more than 7 million users, including 77% of the FORTUNE 500, rely on Box for simple, secure content sharing.

“With the iPad and Box, our sales teams can get to information right away – they don’t even have to boot up their computer. The iPad and Box have eliminated that very scary ‘is the computer going to start’ moment – completely.” — Charlie Hunter-Schyff, Head of Planning at O2 Media, Telefónica

What’s New In Version 2.4.3

• iOS 5 compatibility, including AirPlay connectivity for wireless streaming.
• Additional stability and performance improvements.

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Dropbox is my friend http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/01/17/dropbox-is-my-friend/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/01/17/dropbox-is-my-friend/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:13:36 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=46407 Dropbox is awesome.  Go and get it, especially if you work with teams that must share files on a regular basis. Our app development team works from Montana, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Woodside, and Palo Alto on a day to day basis, so its critical that we have some way to share the work that we … Read more]]>

Dropbox is awesome.  Go and get it, especially if you work with teams that must share files on a regular basis. Our app development team works from Montana, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Woodside, and Palo Alto on a day to day basis, so its critical that we have some way to share the work that we do.  We tried a number of different web applications, and by far, Dropbox works the best.

What is Dropbox? It is essentially a web application that allows users to sync specific folders and files on their desktop to the internet.  Dropbox gives you 2GB of storage space for free and you can get 250MB of additional space for every new account that you refer to others.  Once you sign-up for Dropbox, you install a very small application that runs in the background of your desktop or laptop (essentially any computer you may work from). A new folder called Dropbox will also be installed and any folders or files that you drag into this newly designated folder will get synced to the internet.  The entire process is painless and takes about 5 minutes.

Once set-up and you’ve added files, you can log into your account through any Windows, Mac, and Linux computer via a web browser and you’ll have instant access to your files!  You can also share specific folders with different people on your team and anytime they update a file, the updates will automatically be synced back to your Dropbox account. As such, every file will always be up-to-date.  I just love the share feature as you can decide to share only specific content on a need to know basis. Another awesome feature is the ability to recover previous versions of your files (great for times when you’ve accidentally deleted something). Dropbox essentially keeps snapshots of all the saved changes in your Dropbox folder over the last 30 days. Oh, and they use very high level encryption technology to ensure maximum protection of all your files. Just be sure to use a strong password to manage your data.

For iOS users like most of you out there, there is also a universal iPhone/iPad app that you can use to access your files. It’s pretty neat to pull out my iPad during a presentation and be able to access and view nearly any of my documents.  Thus far, I’ve been able to open word, excel, PDF, and Powerpoint files.  I’ve tried OmniGraffle but unfortunately, that isn’t supported as of yet.

Here are the various files and documents that are viewable on Dropbox using the iPhone and iPad apps:

  • Images (.jpg, .tiff, .gif)
  • Music (.mp3, .aiff, .m4a, .wav)
  • Movies (.mov, .mp4, .m4v)
  • Microsoft Word documents (.doc, .docx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)
  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)
  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Keynote presentations (.key)
  • Pages documents (.pages)
  • Numbers spreadsheets (.numbers)
  • Web pages (.htm, .html)
  • Text and rich-text files (.txt, .rtf, and many more)

Ease of use, accessible, version control, and security features makes Dropbox a winning productive tool in my book.  Whether it’s for sharing files with friends, family or colleagues in the work place, or simply to backup your data online, Dropbox really does simplify the entire process. It has certainly helped our team work more effectively and I’m certain that it can help you as well.

To get started, sign up here for a free Dropbox account (free up to 2GB, with paid subscription available for 50 and 100GB). Then, be sure to download the App for your iDevice. And of course, feel free to let us know how Dropbox has worked for you so far.

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App Updates: Evernote, Instapaper and Dropbox http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/11/15/app-updates-evernote-instapaper-and-dropbox/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/11/15/app-updates-evernote-instapaper-and-dropbox/#comments Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:05:21 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=42735 Three of the apps I rely on most on my iPhone and iPad have all been recently updated with new features and improvements. The biggest update goes to Instapaper (now v2.3), which is an indispensable app for those who wish to save articles on the web for later offline reading (see our review). On the … Read more]]>

Three of the apps I rely on most on my iPhone and iPad have all been recently updated with new features and improvements. The biggest update goes to Instapaper (now v2.3), which is an indispensable app for those who wish to save articles on the web for later offline reading (see our review). On the iPhone, users will now see the first few lines of text from articles in each row (previously only available to the iPad). New to both iPhone and iPad, the list now shows the approximate article length and progress read with rows of dots, much like on the Kindle’s home screen. The other new feature is the ability to enable “dark mode” automatically based on where you are (the app is now location-aware). So depending on what time it is on your iDevice, the app will invert the color scheme of the background (black) and text (white).

Next up is Evernote, another highly useful and popular cloud based notetaking app that lets users jot everything from notes, ideas, snapshopts to voice recordings on their iPhone/iPad (as mentioned in our Taking Notes on an iPad article) . The best part is that all this data syncs automatically with your Evernote account online and on your PC/Mac. As such, all your notes will always stay up-to-date, no matter which platform you’re using it on. With the new 3.4 update, users can now select multiple images from the camera roll (up to 5) or snap various pictures and add them into one photo-packed note. Audio note recordings has also been increased to 90 minutes, and they can now played, paused and replayed from within the note. The other significant addition is that with iOS 4.2, 3rd party developers will able to allow their apps to send PDFs, images and audio into Evernote, which will make transferring content into the app much more seamless.

Finally, Dropbox, another excellent cloud based service that syncs and shares files across multiple computers and online has also received some improvements and bugfixes. One of the biggest issues with the app before was that high resolution images were JPEG compressed and as a result, viewing them on the device was very blurry. Thankfully, your JPG, PNG and GIF files in your Dropbox account will now look much better while using app, be it on the iPhone or iPad.

Aside from being extremely useful, all three of these apps/services are free to use. Instapaper Free is, well, free (with less features) and Evernote and Dropbox provide for plenty of free storage/upload space for the average user (Premium monthly plans are available). The complete list of changes for each app can be seen below.

Evernote

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What’s New in Version 3.4.0

  • Select multiple images from your camera roll at once and add them to a single note or make multiple snapshot notes
  • Audio note recording limit increased to 90 minutes, great for lectures and interviews
  • Audio recordings can now be played, paused and replayed from within the note
  • Audio note playback can be controlled via the dock player, headphones or other external controls
  • Send PDFs and text from Safari and Mail directly into Evernote via the “Open In” option
  • 3rd party developers can configure their apps to send PDFs, images and audio into Evernote
  • Print notes directly from Evernote to a network printer
  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

Evernote Evernote, Evernote, – Free

Instapaper

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What’s New in Version 2.3

  • Article list on iPhone now includes the first few lines of text from articles, like on iPad. On iPad, more text is now shown. The text is downloaded for new articles only: RE-DOWNLOAD ALL ARTICLES in Settings for it to apply to your previously downloaded articles.
  • Article list now indicates approximate article length and progress with a row of dots, similar to how it’s done on a Kindle’s home screen.
  • iPad updates are MUCH faster.
  • iPhone can now toggle Dark mode from articles, like iPad, in the font panel.
  • New option to switch to Dark mode automatically at night, based on sunset times in your region. (This is so cool.)
  • Overhauled logins to tolerate username changes, give more helpful errors, and fix the “username is already taken” bug.
  • New Sharing options: Send to OmniFocus, Send to QuickReader (supported by its next version), Copy Link, Copy Article Text. Also fixed sharing bugs with Twitter and Twittelator Pro.
  • New option to skip the in-app Browser and open links directly in Safari.
  • New feature to verify that you’re using the same account in the app and Mobile Safari and sync to your choice of accounts if they differ.
  • Simplified bookmarklet installation and improved help text.
  • Fixed handing of in-page anchors (including most footnotes) and mailto: links.
  • Added support for the “ihttp://” URL scheme, so if you can’t get the bookmarklet, the email address, or Copy working to add pages, you can edit Safari’s URL field and insert an “i” before the “http://”, tap Go, and Instapaper will launch and offer to add that page.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Instapaper Marco Arment, Instapaper (TMA Review), – $4.99

Dropbox

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What’s New in Version 1.3.1

- Photos:
– Persistent photo caching
– PNGs and GIFs no longer JPEG compressed when viewed on device
– Higher quality thumbnails on retinas devices
Improved scroll bar behavior & appearance in document viewer
- OS 4.2 compatibility
- Bugfixes:
– Media player performance fixes, time remaining calculations
– Better handling of partially downloaded favorite files
– Properly handle the less common Office file type extensions (e.g., .PPSX, .XLSM)
– Re-enable selection of photos for upload across entire Photo Library
– Stability improvements
– Other miscellaneous fixes

Dropbox Dropbox, Inc., Dropbox, 5.9 MB – Free

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Dropbox for iPhone and iPad updated with Retina Support and More http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/09/22/dropbox-for-iphone-and-ipad-updated-with-retina-support-and-more/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/09/22/dropbox-for-iphone-and-ipad-updated-with-retina-support-and-more/#comments Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:52:40 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=40090 Dropbox for the iPhone and iPad (universal app) has just received an update that brings about several notable enhancements. For those not familiar with the service, it’s arguably the best and easiest way to sync and share files across multiple computers and online. With the latest 1.3 update, iPhone 4 users can now enjoy Retina … Read more]]>

Dropbox for the iPhone and iPad (universal app) has just received an update that brings about several notable enhancements. For those not familiar with the service, it’s arguably the best and easiest way to sync and share files across multiple computers and online. With the latest 1.3 update, iPhone 4 users can now enjoy Retina support, as well as file caching on all devices. Here’s what’s new:

  • UI re-design with numerous visual enhancements including retina display support
  • File caching (no need to re-download files you’ve already viewed!)
  • Fullscreen landscape file viewing on iPad
  • Finish uploads and downloads while in the background
  • Create folders
  • Bug fix for viewing CSV and some broken HTML files

I’ve been using Dropbox now for the past year and absolutely love how easy it is to sync data and files across all my computers and iDevices. And with the app, you can simply upload an image/video from your photo library (or take a new one) and instantly have it uploaded to any computer that has installed the Dropbox software. Best of all, it’s a free service (free up to 2GB, with paid subscription available for 50 and 100GB). If you still haven’t made the jump, you can sign up here to get started.

Dropbox Dropbox, Inc., Dropbox, 5.9 MB – Free

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Scanner Pro 2.0 – iPhone Document Scanner gets Major Update http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/23/scanner-pro-2-0-iphone-document-scanner-gets-major-update/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/23/scanner-pro-2-0-iphone-document-scanner-gets-major-update/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:02:44 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=29943 Today Readdle announces the release of Scanner Pro 2.0, the latest version of their popular iPhone application, which transforms the device into portable scanner. Scanner Pro 2.0 adds GoogleDocs integration, camera stabilization, automatic edge detection and passcode protection for the entire application. Scanner Pro 2.0 easily handles situations when a hard copy document should be scanned and there is no scanner nearby. … Read more]]>

Odessa, Ukraine – Today Readdle announces the release of Scanner Pro 2.0, the newest version of their popular iPhone application which transforms the device into portable document scanner. Scanner Pro 2.0 introduces number of important new functions like integration with Google Docs, camera stabilization, automatic paper edge detection and passcode protection.

Scanner Pro 2.0 easily handles situations when a hard copy document should be scanned and there is no scanner nearby. It lets people scan multipage documents, email them and even upload to Dropbox, Evernote, MobileMe iDisk or any other WebDAV enabled server. The application incorporates special algorithms to enhance image quality and make it as readable as possible.

Scanner Pro 2.0 integrates with Google Docs taking advantages of their recent optical character recognition function. It allows users to upload scans page by page to their Google Docs accounts and convert them into text documents for later editing on any desktop computer. There is also an option to upload a whole document as a PDF file.

Camera stabilization added in Scanner Pro 2.0 prevents images from becoming blurred while taking photos. Application automatically choose the moment to take a shot so a shake caused by a hand movement is minimal.

“Ranked as #1 business application in the App Store for several times Scanner Pro got huge customer base and a lot of feedbacks that we carefully gathered and eximined,” says Igor Zhadanov, Readdle CEO. “Scanner Pro 2.0 addressed these feedbacks with new functions and improved interface that will keep its position of the top scanner application for the iPhone”

There are several more Scanner Pro 2.0 new features worth to be mentioned. Automatic page borders detection finds document edges on the image and crops it accordingly, while passcode protection prevents an unauthorized access to scans. Also, there is the option to upload multiple scanned documents to WebDAV server at once.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone
* Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later
* 2.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Scanner Pro 2.0 is $6.99 (USD) to new customers, free upgrade for existing users, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.

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Founded in 2007, Readdle aims to provide iPhone and iPod touch users with high quality applications that are missing in a standard application set. Company flagship offerings are Scanner Pro – application which transforms the iPhone into portable scanner; ReaddleDocs – revolutionary file manager, document reader and attachment viewer for iPhone and iPod touch; Take A Note – a versatile note taking application with direct access to notes from a PC or Mac computer over Wi-Fi. Copyright 2007-2010 Readdle. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Dropbox downloads to the App Store http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/30/dropbox-downloads-to-the-app-store/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/30/dropbox-downloads-to-the-app-store/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:07:06 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=20759 A favourite desktop download/file sharing tool has made its the downhill trek to the App Store, and for the right glint of the dime. Dropbox is free and will allow you to access 2GB worth of files between devices such as a Mac, Linux, or Windows computer and now, the iDevice. In the Dev’s own … Read more]]>

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A favourite desktop download/file sharing tool has made its the downhill trek to the App Store, and for the right glint of the dime. Dropbox is free and will allow you to access 2GB worth of files between devices such as a Mac, Linux, or Windows computer and now, the iDevice.

In the Dev’s own words, dropbox is: “the easiest way to sync your files online and across computers, and share them with people”.

Dropbox, Dropbox, FREE, 3.6 MB
Dropbox

Dropbox has the following features:

  • Access your Dropbox on the go
  • View your files
  • Download files for offline viewing
  • Take photos and videos and sync them to your Dropbox
  • Share links to files in your Dropbox
  • Photo galleries
  • Sync downloaded files so they’re up-to-date

And in future versions, will support the following:

  • Resume download of favorited files (if download was interrupted).
  • Resume uploading of photos and videos (if upload was interrupted).
  • Ability to create folders and shared folders
  • Move and copy
  • Rename
  • Ability to view and restore past file revisions
  • Search entire Dropbox, rather than just the current folder

Dropbox documentation is excellent and its website has forums to boot.

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