Dropbox: File Storage & Cloud

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Description of App

Dropbox lets you back up photos and videos, and access files stored on any of your computers or mobile devices—from anywhere. And with advanced sharing features, it’s easy to send any file, large or small, to anyone.


• Automatically back up the photos and videos in your camera roll—all in the background.

• Access any file in your account—even offline—and preview over 175 file types, no special software required.

• Easily share large files by copying and pasting a link you can send to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

• Scan documents using your camera, and turn receipts, documents, whiteboards, and notes into PDFs.

Sign up now for your free Dropbox Plus trial. You'll have room for all your files, and space to spare, with 2,000 GB of storage. Our latest sync technology can automatically move stale items off your computer and to the cloud. And Dropbox Rewind lets you roll back any file, folder, or your entire account, up to 30 days.

Or, existing Plus customers can upgrade to Dropbox Professional. With 3 TB (3,000 GB), you can store all your stuff—from work projects to personal photos—and have space to spare. You and your clients can comment on most file types without leaving Dropbox. And you can protect your work with a watermark, add shared link controls, or rewind your account up to 180 days.

Before starting a trial or completing payment, you’ll see the plan price. This amount will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and on renewal and will vary by plan and country. Dropbox subscriptions renew monthly or yearly, depending on your plan. Your account will charged for renewal 24 hours before the end of your current billing period. To avoid auto-renewal, turn it off in at least 24 hours before your subscription renews. You can turn off auto-renewal anytime time from your iTunes account settings. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.

We’d love to hear from you! Join the Dropbox community: https://www.dropboxforum.com

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

Privacy Policy: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Appears to be very VoiceOver accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username



18 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Michael Hansen 1 year 1 month ago



Submitted by Blind I Am on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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?


Submitted by AnonyMouse on Saturday, December 15, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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


Submitted by Raine on Friday, May 17, 2013

In reply to by Blind I Am

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?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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

Submitted by Blind I Am on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

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.

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.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, October 26, 2013

In reply to by raaj

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.

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

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, November 22, 2013

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.

Submitted by Dave Nason on Friday, November 22, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
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.

Submitted by Jesse on Monday, December 2, 2013

In reply to by Blind I Am

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?

Submitted by MarkSARCH on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In reply to by Jesse

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.

Submitted by flcomputergeek on Sunday, January 5, 2014

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.

Submitted by billy lei on Sunday, January 5, 2014

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

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 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 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.

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!

Submitted by Kathy Blackburn on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

Submitted by MarkSARCH on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Appears to have resolved most of the problems mentioned above comments. If anyone have found anything that is not accessible please leave your comments below. For now I have upgraded this app to be fully accessible.

What's New in Version 3.3

• Search within Word and PowerPoint documents thanks to new, higher fidelity previews
• Support for larger animated GIFs
• Smarter caching uses less data and disk space
• Dropbox is better at opening back to where you were
• Assorted bug fixes

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 3.4.2
**** Please update to this version if you’re currently running or plan on installing iOS 8 ****

- iOS 8 stability fixes

New in version 3.4:
- Restores automatic backup functionality for iOS 8 – See blog.dropbox.com (in English) for details
- New for iOS 8 – See your recent activity in the Today view widget in the Notification Center, easily save files to Dropbox, and open your files directly
from within other apps
- General iOS 8 compatibility
- Create and manage Shared Folders within the app, plus additional sharing controls for Pro and Dropbox for Business users

Submitted by Kelly on Monday, October 20, 2014

What's New in Version 3.5

• Use your fingerprint to unlock Dropbox with TouchID support (iOS 8 only)
• Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
• Fix for previewing RTF files on iOS 8
• General stability and performance improvements

Submitted by Ashley Nelson-Hornstein on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Hey All,

My name is Ashley Nelson-Hornstein and I'm an iOS developer at Dropbox, working on the Dropbox for iOS app. I have an interest in further improving the accessibility of our iPhone/iPad app, and would like to build a list of users that can help provide us with feedback on our VoiceOver support as we make changes to the app.

If you’re opinionated, love our app, and are interested in providing feedback on our VoiceOver support in pre-release versions, please send an email to ashleynh@dropbox.com.


Submitted by chee chau on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

i am sorry if i am missing some thing. but i will be happy to have some notification on my iphone if file being added or any change on file. it can be useful for those shared folders.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 3.6

• You can now rename your files and folders!
• Swipe right on a folder to see more actions, including rename.
• We've moved a few things around - there's a new more actions button (⋯) when viewing files
• On iPhones, the more actions button (⋯) also includes the full file name, size and other details.
• Edit Office documents and save them back to your Dropbox

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 3.7

• New Action Extension for iOS 8: save files straight to Dropbox from your favorite apps
• Bug fixes and improvements related to moving and deleting files, printing and exporting, RTF previews, and password protected files

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Haven't been able to figure out how to Comment dirrectly to a File quite yet.

What's New in Version 3.9

• Comment directly on your files, and bring others into the discussion with @mentions!
• New Recents tab gives you an up-to-date look at all your recent activity
• 1Password login extension support to create or access your 1Password items
• Behind the scenes changes to make the app more reliable

Submitted by tripolice on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What’s new: • Record audio files straight from the Create menu! • Improvements for accessibility (now conforms to WCAG Level A)

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