The cloud-storage service, Dropbox recently revealed several improvements and new features like the action bar and photo viewer to their apps. The feature most significant to this article is the ability to auto import photos and videos to a Dropbox account that was previously on the mobile app for Android. Now however, the company has extended the feature to Dropbox desktop clients for both PC and Mac. The added feature will now allow photos and videos to be automatically uploaded to Dropbox the moment a SDcard or a camera is plugged-in if the application is running quietly in the background.
Dropbox announced, “Getting pictures off your camera has always been a huge pain. So we put our heads down and worked worked worked to ensure that automatic upload would play nicely with anything that might have a photo or a video on it. With the newest version for Mac or Windows, you can just plug your camera, phone or SD card into your computer and with a few clicks of the mouse, all your photos and videos are in your Dropbox!”
The photos will not be altered when uploaded so if users are planning to upload huge photos which are high in quality it might take up a chunk of your allocated space. Dropbox will offer 500MB of free storage space for your first auto-upload. On top of that, the company has introduced a ‘Photos’ page where you can have access to all your photos through large thumbnails as they are grouped categorically by month. If you want more information about a particular photo, all you have to do is move your mouse cursor over it voila. This move by Dropbox comes at a time where new cloud-storage services like Google Drive, and S-Cloud are reported to be coming up and with updates and features like this to add on to what is already a solid service, it can only help set the bar for other services higher. If you are looking to download the desktop client for Dropbox, you can just click here.
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