Dropbox

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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