Dropbox is a great way to share many files. Whether you want to just backup important files, or share them with family and friends. Dropbox is a free service available to all that really helps with storing up files and folders. When you first get Dropbox you get 2GB of storage, which is a good amount!
Well, now Dropbox is now on the iPhone. One of the best ways to store and share files is now on the iPhone! Now, this is a free smartphone app, available now in the app store. This is the official app by Dropbox, so you are getting the newest features.
The downside is the iPhone does not support most file types, because of this, most files can be used. But nevertheless, Dropbox uses all the file types it can to make the experience better.
Once you have Dropbox on your iPhone you will probably want to get it onto another machine, such as another computer, or iPod Touch. Now, you will want to open up the Dropbox application. Here you are in control of all the files and folders. Now, since the iPhone doesn’t support alll file types here is a list of all supported files:
Images: .jpg, .tiff, and .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
Whenever you play a supported movie file you will get the default quicktime player. The cool part about this is that you can use the landscape or portrait version, whichever you prefer. Also, whenever you want to listen to a supported song you will also get the default screen.
The PDF viewer is also very good. It is actually a great viewer. It works just like on a PC, just on a smaller screen. Now if you are on an iPad this will actually look pretty good!
A cool feature is the ability to upload videos and photos. If you have an iPhone you can always upload from your camera or album, same with videos. Now you can download to your computer and watch.
Dropbox is a great way to share and back up files. And the iPhone app is also a great way to get videos from your iPhone to your computer, or other iDevice. I recommend this application because it is completely free and really useful.