Dropbox is a popular file backup service which released a pretty solid BlackBerry client earlier this year. Horangi over @BBOS noticed that the Dropbox app has been updated to v1.0.37 with a whole slew of bugs fixed in this release. I am a SugarSync user myself but Dropbox does seem to have a better BlackBerry app. I just wish one of these apps would come up with a way to sync a specific folder with my BlackBerry. For example, I think it would be awesome to be able to sync certain pictures with my BlackBerry especially if they resized them to lower bandwidth usage.
Here are some of the bug fixes in Dropbox for BlackBerry v1.0.37:
- saving non-ascii texts results in garbled text
- handling of edge cases when running out of space on sd card and in device memory
- open-edit-upload usecase wasn’t working for devices with encryption enabled
- share link freezes for some users
- open-edit-upload usecase fails for files with non-ascii filenames
- “would you like to allow logging” dialog shouldn’t appear on first launch
- on rotatable devices, in image gallery, the displayed/cached image is smaller than screen size (shouldn’t happen)
- app should ask for permissions in advance on first launch
- app should support multiple third-party app associations for a given file type (e.g multiple pdf viewers)
- music/video stops when screen fades out
- user gets a “not enough room to write file” message when trying to open a file that’s already open in docs2go
If you already subscribe to Dropbox you can pick up the updated client at this link from your BlackBerry. Otherwise you can sign up for a free 2GB account at www.dropbox.com with upgrades available starting at $9.99/month.
Thanks Adrian for the tip!