Dropbox: Everyone’s favorite file syncing service gets an iPhone App

Dropbox: Everyone’s favorite file syncing service gets an iPhone App

Mobile Photo Aug 26, 2009 2 20 28 PMThe title says it all: Dropbox, my favorite syncing service, finally gets an iPhone application – if Apple approves.

I’ve been using the service since it launched and am now on a 150 GB plan, letting it handle my complete iTunes library. In short Dropbox lets you sync your data with the cloud and between all of your machines (it’s available for Linux, Mac OS X Leopard & Snow Leopard and Windows).

Dropbox keeps versions of all data and thus serves as a great backup solution, too. While there are other services which offer a similar set of features, Dropbox does its job with unparalleled simplicity. The recently added LAN sync identifies machines on your local network and copies files without using your Internet pipe.

According to the Dropbox blog the iPhone application has been submitted to Apple for review on August, 26th. The average time for review seems to be two to three weeks at the moment (nobody knows, why the eagerly awaited Facebook 3.0 app takes even longer, but let’s keep our fingers crossed).

Features for the iPhone app include:

  • Access your Dropbox on the go –  All the contents of your Dropbox are available for viewing.  You can even stream music and movies in your Dropbox straight to your iPhone.
  • Download files for offline viewing – Add files to your ‘Favorites’, and they’ll be accessible at any time.
  • Take photos and videos and sync them to your Dropbox – Take a photo from your iPhone and email its public link to a friend in less than a minute.
  • Share links to files in your Dropbox – Any file in your Dropbox.
  • Photo galleries – Just like the ones online.

I’ve been a heavy user of the iPhone optimized web interface and can’t wait to get my hands on this new app! Are you a Dropbox user? Let us know in the comments.

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