Dropbox for Android Gets Contact Sharing, Credit Card Scanning and More

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  • 20 Nov 2013
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  • Dropbox for Android has just evolved to a new level, thanks to an update to its Android app, that makes it easier to share stuff from the cloud. You can also upgrade to a Pro account now simply by using your device’s camera.

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    The new Dropbox Android app includes subtle changes, so don’t expect to be blown away from the start. Among others you get a new app icon, that simplifies the look of Dropbox in line with the new branding. We also get a new tab in the app interface, with an icon that reminds us of the Google+ Mr Jingle.

    That special tab is used to collect and view Dropbox notifications. Finally, we get a new option to send a file to someone in the contacts list, with said file being sent via email. Dropbox will allow you to compose the email directly from the app, for a faster mail sending experience. You will be asked for permissions to access Contacts and Camera when using the app.

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    And now you can upgrade the account by clicking on the scan card label and taking a snap of your credit card and then your info will be filled in. The Dropbox app version 2.3.11 is up for download here.

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