Dropbox

Category: 

Description of App: 

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

Features:

  • Access all your photos, docs and videos from any device.
  • 2 GB of space when you sign up -- free!
  • Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.
  • Share a link to even your biggest files— no more attachments!
  • Add files to your "Favorites" for fast, offline viewing.

Use Dropbox to save and share photos and videos in a snap or even take your work on the go. If something happens to your iPhone or iPad, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox!

Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/terms

Version: 

3.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 5/5c/5s

Accessibility Comments: 

Although Dropbox has a history of being very accessible, there are some issues for VoiceOver users in the current version. Firstly, when in the file browser you will find a button in the top right corner titled More Actions - double-tapping on this loads a menu containing four options, but there is no Cancel or Back button. So, the only ways to go back without choosing one of those menu options appears to be either toggling VoiceOver off and back on again or pressing the Home button and then returning to the Dropbox app. Both of these actions will return you to the file browser. Secondly, if you do a 1-finger tap and hold on a file, followed by a drag to the right and lift, this does not give you access to the delete button as you would expect. Instead, a row of icons replaces the file name. Unfortunately, there is no feedback from VoiceOver to tell you this, and none of the icons are recognized or accessible. In fact, it will appear from VoiceOver that nothing has changed. I would guess that these icons give direct access to options such as Delete, Share, Mark as Favorite, Move, etc. If you double-tap on a file whilst it is in this state, the app behaves as if you had tapped on the icon to Move the file. You can access both the Delete and Move options by using Selection from the More Actions Option, but the only way to access the other options appears to be to first download the file, as the app does not utilize the Actions Menu available through the VoiceOver rotor. Finally, the Photos tab displays its contents as a series of thumbnails, all of which are announced by VoiceOver as unlabeled buttons. There appears to be no way to change this to a list view when you would have access to file names or further information. In this case, double-tapping on an image is no real help, as the image browser has some confusing elements - a button that does nothing, a slider that also appears to do nothing, and 2 elements simply announced as ‘Zero’ - you still don’t get told even the file name.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@Dropbox

Comments

Photo upload

The latest update has added the ability to batch upload photos from your iDevice to your Dropbox account.

I had been looking forward to using this, but there seems to be no way of selecting photos with VoiceOver enabled.

Has anybody found a way of making this work?

Ian

Version 2.0

The same old Dropbox as we knew is still very accessible. Now offer the features of the automatic upload of your videos and pictures that are on your device. Quite nice feature to ensure all backup of your pictures are not lost. However, when viewing the Photos tab you will see the new timeline of when the photos were taken but each Images are listed as Images Button. So say if I were to take 6 picutes today. All six will be automatically backed up on to DropBox but in the timeline of today. It will show 6 buttons all with the same description. It will all say Image button. Other than that everything appears to be very accessible and easy to use.

 

What's New in Version 2.0

• Shiny new design
• New Photos tab with a timeline view of all your automatically uploaded photos and videos

 

Dropbox

Yes, I've found it to be an efficient package for sharing document with your devices. I however is covered that some document can not be opened in my iPad. What is the cause and what is the the possible solution?

Version 2.3

What's New in Version 2.3

• Easily share a link to a folder
• Swipe on any file to quickly share, move, delete, or favorite
• Select and share multiple photos with your family, friends, and other humans
• Bug fixes and other magical performance improvements to keep you happy

New swipe gesture not accessible

Unfortunately, the swipe gesture that's been added in the newest update doesn't appear to be usable with VoiceOver. I have enough residual vision to know that I can action the initial part of the gesture by doing a one-fingered double tap and hold, followed by a slide of my finger whilst keeping it pressed to the screen - this makes a row of icons appear in place of the file name, but these are not accessible with VoiceOver.

Dropbox

clarification needed. how much space it takes if we install dropbox with our I phone? will it store all the files in our device as well? Can I make use of my earlier dropbox which I was using it with my desktop? But it contains at about 8 gig files and foulder. will all those files and foulders will also get sinked with my phone? If I'm having 8 gig I phone, and if the dropbox downloads all the files, I don't think I'll be having more space for anything else. Guess my question is not confusing.

No. as you know the files are

No. as you know the files are not directly downloaded to the phone unless you mark them as a favorite, and even then you are only limited to 1 gig of storage not all you have on your phone. Hth.

Dropbox version 3.0

Updated Nov. 21/ 2013 Version 3.0 What's New in Version 3.0 • Beautiful new design for iOS 7 • Streamlined iPad experience: just tap on your files and photos to toggle fullscreen • Improved sharing and exporting makes it easier than ever to send files to your favorite apps • AirDrop support lets you send links and files in a snap • Seamlessly save videos to your library • Speed! Faster launch, photo loading, and video playback • Vanquished our most common crashes • Fixed bug that caused HTML to render as text • Oodles of PDF viewing updates

Ok. some comments regarding

Ok. some comments regarding the accessibility comments. 1. I have found a way to get out of the actions button. Just choose one of the options such as sort by and then choose action and sort again or what not. 2. as for delete I find it quicker to just delete the file by double tapping. i've always done it this way over the 2 years Iv'e used dropbox on ios. 3. the pictures always have been accessible and it appears dropbox will not change this. I'v efocntactdd them via their email, the forums at http://forum.dropbox.com and their twitter name but I hit a brick wall on that front. Over all the app for me is more stream lined and very easy to use. so just give it a try and see.

Does double tapping download the file?

Doesn’t double-tapping on a file download it? If so, I would be a bit frustrated at having to download a file to simply delete or share it, particularly if it’s a large file and I’m on cellular.

The way I delete items is to

The way I delete items is to select the More Actions button. Then double-tap Select in the menu. Then double-tap each file or whatever you want to delete and VoiceOver will speak the items as being "selected". Then just double-tap the Delete button at the bottom of the screen.

You can just double tap the

You can just double tap the del button that will be there. it will partuslly download. I know this from testing it last night.

Epub?

Hi all, I've noticed a problem over the past few weeks. I use CHM Plus to read epub files. Usually I'd open the file in the Dropbox app and then hit export. ILately, Dropbox tells me it can't recognize the file and doesn't open it. They are normal epub files, I've tested many different ones, and all open fine in other applications. Even Voice Dream reader syncs to Dropbox fine but Dropbox won't let me open to export. Has anyone else noticed this?

Dropbox new update

Updated Dec. 2/ 2013 Version 3.0.1 personally I haven't updated up this version, I don't know if include new changes, I'm still using the previous version who works great for me. What's New in Version 3.0.1 Bug fixes and performance enhancements! please let know on the forum if find changes on this new release.

unable to get to the log in fields on dropbox

I bought an IPhone 5S yesterday and am working on customizing and setting up my most frequently used apps. Unfortunately, when I load dropbox, I am presented with a welcome screen that I can not navigate past. It has the option to sign in with an existing account but voiceover doesnt see it as a button or link, thus doubletapping it does nothing. I won't be able to use any of the apps I link to dropbox until I find a way to access the dropbox log in fields, because all of the apps launch dropbox for me to sign in, an I get that welcome screen again. Has anyone found an accessible way to get to the user name and password fields from the dropbox welcome screen? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

You need to turn voiceover off

You need to turn voiceover off then tap on the middle of the screen then turn voice over back on You should get a log and screen I help is help

bypassing the dropbox welcome screen

I tried turning voiceover off a few times and tapping on the place on the screen where I thought the option to sign into an existing account was, but it didnt work. I also tried the doubletap and hold, then tapping on the option with voiceover running, without success. I'll probably see if one of my sighted coworkers can help me with this one, as I expect to only have to log into dropbox once, then link the notesy and dropvox apps to it.

I can't remember how I did it

I can't remember how I did it but it was without turning vo off. I just swiped throughout he tour with my 3 fingers and I eventually got to the log in thing. I don't feel like reinstalling to test this. lol! Take care and be blessed.

I tried the three finger

I tried the three finger swipes left and right through all four pages of the dropbox tour before I posted my question about it, but never did find the user name and password fields.

success!

I'm nothing if not persistent. :) I'm not exactly sure how I did it, but through a combination of everyone's suggestions, I somehow found my way to the log in screen of dropbox, signed in and configured it, then linked dropvox and notesy to dropbox. Now my IPhone is all set up the way I want it! Thanks again to everyone for your help!

Dropbox app

I cannot get past the welcome screen. Swiping to learn more about Dropbox does nothing. Near the bottom of the screen, I'm asked if I already have an account, but nothing happens when I tap the place where I hoped I might be able to sign in.

Just keep trying. That' how I

Just keep trying. That' how I had to do it. or split tap sign up, then sign in.

take care.

how to get past the welcome screen.

hi Kathy to pass the welcome screen try to tap and hold using one finger on the center on the screen, this is the only part that's is tricky passing this step all the rest is accessible. also try using the short cut disable and later enable voiceOver but I think using press and hold then flick left or right you will ritch pass this screen.

Still can't get past Dropbox App's welcome screen

I tried the single-finger tap-and-hold to no avail. I also deleted and re-installed the app and tried again. No joy.

I just hit sign up then there

I just hit sign up then there should be a sign in button some ware, at least I think that's how i last did it.

Good luck.