Dropbox Update Brings Improved Filed Management

Dropbox has released an update to their Android phone and tablet app that brings some much improved file management capabilities.  The update is build 3.0.3 for those keeping score at home and gives you the ability to select multiple files as well as move and copy files directly from within the app.  Dropbox has also made some improvements to how offline files are managed.  For users of the app and service these improvements will certainly be welcome and to a large extent brings the app on par with the likes of the Google Drive app.

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The first new function in this update to Dropbox allows you to select multiple files at once.  This gives you the opportunity to do a batch action such as move a series of files to another folder or delete them.  Related to this, you can now copy any file or folder in your Dropbox account.

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Dropbox for Android

The other big change is the renaming of the Favorites folder.  It is now more accurately named Offline Files but functionally it is no different than it was prior to this update.  Files that are in your Offline Files folder are files that you can access while you are offline and without an internet connection.

If you already using Dropbox this update will come to you as an OTA update.  If you are looking for a cloud storage solution, Dropbox offers a free account which you can sign up for within the app.  That free account will give you 2GB of storage while you can upgrade to the $9.99 per month account which will give you 1TB of storage.  For comparison, Google Drive gives you 15GB free while the 1TB plan is the same $9.99 per month.

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