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Of all the services that I use on a daily basis, Dropbox is probably the one that I absolutely can't live without. I store nearly everything in it, use it to quickly (and automatically, thanks to FolderSync) transfer screenshots to my PCs, and easily share files with other AP team members, friends, and family. However, the fact that files and folders couldn't previously be moved from within the Android app has always been pretty annoying.

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Today, the Dropbox team has updated the app to finally include the feature. Now you can easily move folders and files around within your Dropbox without ever having to turn to the computer. That's just convenient.

Aside from that, the update also brings the always-popular "bug fixes and performance improvements."

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • IncCo

    Great improvement !

  • http://twitter.com/A2Eric Eric S

    Folder Sync isn't listed as compatible with my Nexus 4. Bummer.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      That's weird - I have it installed on mine and it works flawlessly. I can't live without this app.

  • Tony Bullard

    This is fine, but what they really need to do is add the ability to export entire folders to the phone. I hate that you can't do that now.

  • Freak4Dell

    That's cool, I guess, but there's no need to even have the Dropbox app installed when you have a good file manager like Solid.

    • Nigel Saba

      Except for those who like to sync files between their phone and computers via dropbox. Y'know, like maybe the ENTIRE USER BASE

      • Freak4Dell

        What? Solid syncs to Dropbox just fine, and Dropbox on my computer syncs to my computer just fine.

        Granted, I don't use FolderSync, so I don't know if the automatic synching that app features requires that the Dropbox app also be installed.

  • Alon

    For the most important function in the tool is mass actions. For example i would like to upload/download folders/subfolders. as far as i know this option is missing....

  • Divya Darshini

    Amazing write up. Though Dropbox has got a android application, I found it bit difficult to use. I prefer trubackup ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfl.tbp ) to backup all my android data into a cloud service provider like Dropbox. The beauty of truBackup is its simple user interface, ability to store flexible store and less battery and memory consumption.