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The personal cloud storage business is fairly competitive, but Dropbox seems to have the greatest mindshare of all the services which provide it. The standard system is this: you get around a couple of GBs for free, where you can store a certain number of files, and to get any excess amount of either, you need to pay up. Box, one of the other more famous cloud storage solutions, may be turning that on its head, as it is offering new Box users 50 GB of storage that will be free for a lifetime for downloading their new and updated iOS app. Read on below the break to know more.
The Mailbox email client app for the iPhone has been one of the biggest hits in the App Store for an app that wasn’t a game, in quite some time. However, it has unfortunately been available to only iPhone users. In a Twitter Q & A with its followers, Mailbox made its plans about an upcoming iPad optimized Mailbox quite clear from official Twitter handle, @mailbox, along with a desktop version that was apparently ‘in the roadmap’ as well.
Dropbox has been arguably the biggest name in cloud storage since its launch a couple of years back. Back then, it was a tiny company that Apple and Steve Jobs tried hard to acquire but were rebuffed in their attempts time and again. Apple went on to create a somewhat similar product of their own with iCloud, while Dropbox has gone from strength to strength, and has just flexed its muscle now with the acquisition of the high profile new iOS mail app called Mailbox.
The most popular cloud based storage service Dropbox has recently rolled out an update to their iOS app, which is the first major update to the app’s UI. The update also improves the photo sharing and photo viewing experience within the app. A new Photos tab lets you view all the photos saved in your Dropbox account, in a timeline view. Photo browsing has been made smother and more intuitive, removing the list view from the photo gallery and adding thumbnail view, similar to iPhone’s photo gallery.
The user interface has been completely revamped and has been made a lot cleaner and simpler. Contextual menus are another good addition. Now photos can be added to a folder by simply navigating to it, and opening the upload menu. Text labels have been replaced with icons, which makes the app look slicker than before. Consistent color scheme are seen throughout the app, which is a big improvement over the previous versions in terms of visuals. While viewing a photo in full-screen, the user has options to share the photo over Facebook, via email or Twitter. Now direct links can also be opened from the full screen view.
The Dropbox app is available free of cost on the Apple app store. The service is free for all users, albeit with limited storage space. More space can be purchased by buying an annual subscription.