Dropbox app updated with new photo sharing tools

The Dropbox for Android app just got a nice little update, and now it's even easier to share a photo or a collection of photos with friends and family. The new tools allow you to create albums from any images inside your Dropbox, and share the created albums through the Android intents system. This means any app that could forward a link somewhere -- Twitter, Google+, Facebook, GMail, etc, -- can now be used to share a folder with your albums or individual pictures inside. 

When the addressee gets your link, they are directed to the Dropbox website to view your photos, or download them to their own Dropbox. While this method is good advertising for Dropbox, it's also a bandwidth-friendly way to share a ton of photos. You can get these features (and the obligatory tweaks and fixes that come with any update) at the link above, or simply check for updates in the Google Play app if you're already using Dropbox.

Source: Dropbox blog

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • It's a nice little update but I am still waiting for them to add a feature which will allow you to password protect or hide single folders.
  • I can password my dropbox why do I need individual folders?
  • So you can grant access without giving away your entire dropbox?
  • That would only happen if you gave them a link to the root folder. If you only give then a link to 1 file or 1 folder that's all they will have access to.
  • I pretty much ask this every time they update. Have they removed the "bug" that doesn't allow you to upload anything if the battery is under 20% and where it refuses to upload even if charging if its under I think 10%? I refuse to ever use them again until this is resolved. 20% on my Galaxy S3 represents hours of battery life left. But forced to go find a damn outlet to upload a picture and share at 15% is the most asinine of design choices since Windows ME.
  • Get Dropsync, which syncs whatever folders you want that are local to your phone with your dropbox account, including the DCIM folder, and it doesn't have the battery limitation.
  • I don't consider it a bug, once my phone gets below 20%, it drains pretty quick. It would be nice though to have a toggle switch in the settings to turn it on or off.
  • Sharing photos is a pleasure with Dropbox generally and its Android app specifically. Whether it is albums or individual photos, it is not a cumbersome task to share it with your peeps or on social media sites. I have been a fan of Dropbox integrations lately and this new integration along-with Dropbox integeration with GroupDocs has worked wonders for me. You can know details of the other integration from the following blog: http://groupdocs.com/blog/groupdocs-document-management/archive/2012/08/...