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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

[Android app] Dropbox updated (2.4.0.2) with updated icon and more


Dropbox for AndroidDropbox for Android has been updated to version 2.4.0.2 which brings a new app icon, easier set-up and linking of a computer with the help of the device’s camera, and a few minor changes to the user interface. Dropbox for Android in a free online cloud storage service which lets you bring all your photos, docs and videos with you when you are on the move.

You can download the update directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store. You can also download the update and find out what's new after the break

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Dropbox for Android version 2.4.0.2 brings the following new features and improvements according to its official change-log:
  • fix for the issue that prevented third-party apps from successful authentication, and
  • feature for using the device’s camera to setup and link Dropbox to a computer.
The new Link a Computer command can be found under the Dropbox app’s Settings menu and provides a convenient, three-step way to link your computer and your Dropbox account right on your Android phone.

The three-step linking procedure works like this:
  1. Open http://ww.dropbox.com/connect on your computer’s Web browser. 
  2. Point your device’s camera at the QR code Dropbox logo on the computer’s screen. The device reads the code and authenticates the computer. 
  3. Finally, when prompted, download and install the Dropbox client software for your computer. 
After installing, your Dropbox account will already be set up on your computer.




Other changes include the new icon which looks simpler and more pleasing than the previous one that had a white round-cornered square as background.



Dropbox for Android now also features cleaner file and folder icons. They now look prettier and more minimalistic. Dropbox has replaced the gradient-filled folder icons with flat and simpler outlined folder icons.





The empty Favorites tab also has new artwork. The previous one had a grayscale drawing, but the updated one has colored drawing and a bit more dynamic design.



The file icons also received a facelift. An entirely new set of file icons are now in place. Another noticeable change is the removal of file extension text overlays and file type logos on the icons for common file formats. The overlays were implemented inconsistently in the previous version, so their disappearance is very much welcome. You’ll no longer see overlay text on file icons for PDF and PPT files, or file type logos for Word and Excel documents.

What do you think of Dropbox’s improved looks and feature for linking a computer with your Dropbox account through the use of the device’s camera? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


source - Android Authority
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