Dropbox gives every user 2GB of free space, but with all of us able to get up to 16GB through referrals and additional space just by activating certain devices, enticing users to go pro can be easier said than done. So the company has been adding in improvements to make the process largely painless. The last update made it possible to hand over your money by taking a snapshot of your credit card that could be used to auto-fill the requisite information. Now users can update more easily via an in-app purchase.

But what's more interesting about this update is the arrival of the app's long-awaited shared folder management features. Now we can create shared folders and invite people to use them from within the app itself, rather than having to merely settle for sending links.

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This is a much-needed update, especially considering that one of Dropbox's strengths is how easy it makes it for teams to collaborate from different machines and time zones. Now the mobile app is one-step closer to matching the functionality available on PCs and the web.

What's new:

  • Create new shared folders and invite contacts to existing shared folders
  • Manage sharing settings
  • Upgrade to Pro through Google Play

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • niknetniko

    Does this mean Google gets 30% of everything you buy with the IAP?

  • gladgura

    I would love to go Pro, but $100 per year is a tad too much for me. I have been waiting patiently from them to drop their price. I they drop the price to $75 per year I will then go pro.

  • Indianajonze

    this update also restores upload notifications from the pull down menu

  • Zerbet

    Thanks a ton for having the update reset my automatic upload settings without any warning. Nothing I enjoy more than discovering dozens of pictures I don't want uploaded to Dropbox have been sent anyway... thank god I have an unlimited data plan.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      Thanks for the warning. I have that disabled too, as I use DropSync to upload instead, so I don't have to delete crap twice.

  • Kam Siu

    still waiting chromecast videos/pictures from dropbox!

  • jahongir

    After the update, on my N5 running KitKat 4.4.2, in the Setttings, under Accounts, it shows the Dropbox icon followed by letters "48.0dip" instead of "Dropbox"

    • usaff22

      Not here. Try a reboot and, if not, clearing the app data and uninstalling the app and reinstalling it.

      • Jahongir

        Rebooting fixed it. Thank you!

  • Kim Boldrin

    That's great, I love dropbox and this is a very useful feature, as it can be a great tool especially if you can connect it to other services. I recently got it sync to my profile on unioncy.com to better keep track of warranties, receipts and other docs of the products I own and it's working pretty fine. It's nice to "go paperless" stopping worries asking to myself "Where did I put that?”.