Gordon Swaby

Dropbox For the Blackberry Review

Dropbox LogoWait i did with bated breath for Dropbox for Blackberry, and now it’s finally out in limited beta.  Understandably it’s in its infancy so it’s obviously lacking many features.

Currently, there is the option of choosing a picture from your gallery or by taking a new shot via the camera application to upload. Unlike its iPhone counterpart where both pictures and videos are allowed the blackberry application only allows the former to be uploaded.

PROS

The search is pretty solid and the ability to share any folder by creating a share link and inputting said link into the body of the messages application is pretty cool. The application is also pretty fast.

CONS

As mentioned above, the app only allows photos to be uploaded, but there are many other shortcomings in the app. Dropbox does not allow you to choose your connection type (i.e BIS, BES, TCP or WIFI); I’m guessing it’s BIS by default. There is also no option to create, delete or manage files and folders. If you have large files ( Greater than 2 MB) synced don’t bother attempting to download over slow connections as it would take quite a while…unless you really need the file of course.

IN SUMMARY

Dropbox for Blackberry is still in its infancy, but has the potential to be a great app for the blackberry. As it is though, it’s still a pretty solid & use-able application.

You may have to wait a bit before you can get your hands on this app if you missed the Beta, but in the meantime, give Dropbox a try if you haven’t already.

If you’re not sure what Dropbox is, but you’ve always heard of it, maybe this video will help:

Also, be sure to check out screenshots of Dropbox for the Blackberry:

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Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 9:51 pm. Filed under Tech.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    not so sure how useful this could be, but as you say it has a lot of room to improve

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Well, it's useful if you use dropbox a lot. And what it helps with is making it easy to transfer files from my mobile to pc or wherever else. For example. the screenshots of the application were taken on my Blackberry and synced with dropbox. Initially i would have needed to email those pics to myself.

  • http://twitter.com/davidmullings davidmullings

    So basically I should stick to using Dropbox on my iPhone and iPad.

    I never use the mobile version of Dropbox to upload files but constantly use it to download files. A simple example is having proposals I wrote as well as mock-up designs sitting in a folder and then using my iPad to open them and show clients in a meeting.

    Much easier than walking around with a heavy laptop.



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