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DropSpace Syncs Android Files to Dropbox

DropSpace is a free Android application that fixes the primary issue that plagues the official Dropbox app for Android–the lack of true file synchronization. Grab a copy of DropSpace and start enjoying true file syncing on the go.

The official Dropbox app is limited to grabbing files from your Dropbox account or pushing files from your phone to your Dropbox account. Actual file synchronization, this manual push/pull model aside, is nowhere to be found. DropSpace fills that gap by enabling file synchronization between your SD card directories and your Dropbox directories. It’s packed with handy features including restricting file syncing to Wi-Fi connection only (great if you don’t want to chew up your very limited data plan) as well as numerous toggles for various settings like whether it should delete remote files if the local file is deleted, how often it should run the sync service, and more.

Hit up the link below to grab a copy and take it for a test drive. DropSpace is free and works wherever Android does; Dropbox account required.

DropSpace [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/1/11

Comments (5)

  1. pandaSmore

    cool thanks!

  2. Scott

    I love the idea, but the whole setup a selecting what folders you want synced isn’t very easy. When I select a local folder like “/media/ringtones” and then select Dropbox folder “Ringtones” Instead of copying the files inside “/media/ringtones” to the “Ringtones” folder. It creates a media/ringtones folder inside of the existing ringtones folder. So on Drop box I have this “Ringtones/media/ringtones” Which is just dumb.
    I really wish it would just take my local “/Dropbox” folder and sync everything in Dropbox with it. But I havent figured out a way to do this. When you select your local folder you then have to select a folder on Dropbox you can’t just select the parent folder. Hope that makes sense

  3. Jeff

    I actually like how the official dropbox app works, because I can control when files get copied to/from my phone.

  4. Yiannis K

    I totally agree with you! I came back to this post to write my opinion about it, and here it was already typed by you.

    The program is a nice idea, BUT has a huge problem with folder management!

  5. Kungen

    > I actually like how the official dropbox app works, because I can control when files get copied to/from my phone.

    Sure, but it would be great to automatically sync some folder, for example the photos folder.

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