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Dropbox is the clear king when it comes to consumer cloud storage solutions. The app has gone through a number of significant overhauls during its life on the Android platform, and it's a solid experience these days. However, there's always more work to be done, and today's update brings several welcome improvements to how photos are handled, as well as various fixes and UI tweaks.

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The full change log for version 2.3 lists the following additions:

  • Easily share several photos at once
  • Organize your favorite photos into albums
  • Delete multiple photos at once
  • UI improvements and updates throughout
  • Lots of other little tweaks and bug fixes

Dropbox added photo sync last year, and it's a fairly nice service if you don't need a lot of configuration. With that in mind, it's great to see the app getting better at photo management. The Dropbox app is free, and you can get 2GB of free cloud-synced space if you're not already a user. There are also plenty of ways to bump up your allotted storage without paying a dime.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • a

    no realy sync like on desktop? Cmon -.-

  • cy_n_ic

    I love dropbox! I have over 33gigs of cloud storage and i never paid a penny!!

    • Abhisshack D

      how?

      • cy_n_ic

        Write an article just like this one every time the app updates and include your referral link that adds to your gb's for everyone that joins under you. http://db.tt/Z1pO3TE

      • kindrudekid

        Referrals....
        You will get additional 3 GB when u upload 3 GB of stuff using photo upload feature on any drop box app for any platform....
        Drop quest each year easily get you 1 GB each year...
        If u have a .edu I'd u could have gotten space race benefit...

        Plus beta testing apps gets u extra too... I currently have 34 GB..

        • Abhisshack D

          i guess Box.com and SugarSync is much better feature wise and space wise too IMHO

          • kindrudekid

            box is better for android, due to the fact it supports streaming upload, good to use with titanium backup service

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        You can get 50GB from a Galaxy S III and some other devices. 25 from HTC.

  • Jay

    Wish they would implemented some type of sorting option.
    The default alphabetical is annoying when you add new photos to a folder.
    A "sort by date ascending/descending" would be much more convenient and so easy since right there under the file it says when it was added to dropbox.

    Bastards!

    • Haedocynic

      I agree! I would really like sorting by date. I would also like to be able to download an entire folder to my Android, instead of just being able to star a single file at a time.

  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    Moved from Dropbox to Google Drive some time ago. Really see no difference between both and GDrive is a bit more convenient coz we all have google account. Right? ;)

  • David

    How do I delete multiple photos at once?

  • s427

    Meh... Those improvements on managing pictures are strictly reserved for the Instant Upload folder, so if you don't use this feature, move along... Dropbox has a Photos folder that will create photo albums automatically on the web, but the app treats this folder just like other folders, even though it allows for a much powerful usage (and thus much more useful) than just "show me the the photos I took from my phone"... Pretty disappointed with the development of this app...

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexslx Alexandre Leites

    Anyone know how to do programmatically the menu on first picture? Share/Favorite/Delete/More... this menu sounds very intuitive for me.