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Box and Dropbox updated for BlackBerry 10 - 'Quality Improvements' all around

By Bla1ze on 9 May 2013 11:50 pm EDT
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In addition to Twitter and LinkedIn getting updates, Box and Dropbox have both been updated as well. Dropbox gets pushed into v1.1.0.79 while Box gets pushed into v1.1.0.88. Both updates cite 'Quality Improvements' in the change log but for Box users there is an additional note added. "You can store up to 10GB of content using your BlackBerry device, at no cost to you."

Previously, Box users who signed up using their BlackBerry 10 smartphone were offered 5GB of free storage and more recently Box has been advertising 10GB's in BlackBerry World. This update adds that additional 5GB to already existing users accounts though, if you're already signed up and have more than that added through the various other promotions Box has / had running, there won't be any additional added. e.g. I already have 50GB so didn't get the additional 5GB this promo brings.

Also, since I know a lot of people have had this problem, the update thus far appears to of have corrected the issue where Dropbox would go missing from the sharing menu. You're mileage may vary though so sound off in the comments if it looks to be fixed for you as well. In any case, the updates are live right now so go ahead and fire up BlackBerry World to grab them.

Reader comments

Box and Dropbox updated for BlackBerry 10 - 'Quality Improvements' all around

55 Comments

Wow 10gigs is a pretty big deal. That is pretty generous of them and at no cost to.

Posted via CB10 (BB Z10 : BLK)

If you drop box from dropbox then you have box, but you'd have to add drop to box to get dropbox back. Confusing

Wow, you're right. You'd have to drop drop from dropbox to get box, and then add the dropped drop back to box to get dropbox back. My bad...

Got this a few hours ago. I hope it fixes the duplicate file uploads.
For some reason it tries to upload the same photos onto box and since the file already exists, it will rename it with "(1)" and add it to the list of files. I noticed this usually happens when I try to access some of my photos over WiFi on my computer. Maybe the "Last Access Timed" is changing or something so it keeps thinking the files are new.

I don't understand why they call the Dropbox thing here an "App". It doesn't DO anything other than open your file manager. If you'd like to have some actual functionality in your Dropbox app, I'd suggest downloading the android port. Share folders, links to files... all of it's there.

Posted via CB10

What it "does" is link to your online Dropbox folder that syncs to your computer and all your devices. Everything the android version does can be done from the Dropbox tab in the file manager.

Really? I have 50 gb too and am afraid it'll be dropped if I upgrade the app. Wish they would just add 5 gb to everyone that upgraded instead. That would make sense to me and avoid this issue.

Anyhow, I've called them before and they are good in terms of customer service so if you call them, I'm sure they'd get you back on 50. Good luck.

Posted via CB10

That socks, mine is still showing the 50gb. Try contacting their tech support. They'll be able to check the logs and fix the mistake. Good luck.

Posted via CB10 on Z10

Mines still showing 50 as well... even though I'll never use 50 gb, it's nice to know that it's there.

Posted via CB10

That notification is not accurate. If your account already has 50GB, you shouldn't be downgraded to 10GB. I also received that notification and when I double checked in the BB10 app and on the website, they both reported my account to still having 50GB.

I'd email them and let them know. Also, you can edit posts from within the CB10 app. Just long press your post and the option to edit will slide in on the right.

Posted via CB10

All these apps updating all the sudden, can this be an indication of 10.1 coming soon? Hmmmm

Posted via CB10

Nope just dedicated developers hard at work! Not just because they're getting paid well, but because they too love and live BB10 !

PS I had the 10GB before roughly 1 month after I got my Z10 and after the update I now have 20GB?! Yet I look through safari on my Mac Mini the correct 10GB is only displayed. Weird.

Posted via CB10

I already have Dropbox. I like that Box is giving us 10 GB free. Do most people have both or do you choose one and stick with it? Having both seems confusing like having two SD cards.

Posted via CB10

I had only dropbox before because they had a legit bbos app instead of the launcher that box was offering,
but when box started offering that free 50gb i jumped on that quick and now i have both

I use Dropbox for the phones and home computers. Whenever my wife and I take pictures with our respective phones, we upload it to Dropbox, and voila, they're ready for her to upload onto Facebook when we get home.

Since I was lucky to receive the 50 gb promo with box, I've used that to upload most of my music library so I can share it with my large extended family.

Posted via CB10 on Z10

I found both Box and Dropbox folders load much faster in file manager after this upgrade

Posted via CB10

I have just registered and while the settings in the Box app says I have 10GB, the File Manager in active frame mode says 100% of 5GB free. Anyone else got this? Hard coded maybe?

Posted via CB10

All good, File Manager appears to have caught up and now reports the whole 10GB :)

Posted via CB10

I just gave it a few minutes while I was posting my original message and by the time I'd finished posting, file manager had started reporting the correct capacity - should learn to be patient! I did not have a box account before, but who can say no to 10GB :)

Posted via CB10

Well I got 50gb when I installed box in my PB a couple of years ago and I think they still give them.

Posted via CB10

Can we please get a refresh button on both Dropbox and Box?
I find that if I load a file in my Dropbox folder on my PC, Dropbox on my Z10 doesn't get the memo and I have to close the File Manager and reopen for it to refresh.

Posted via CB10

Swipe down from the top when you are in the box or Dropbox app, and you'll be presented with an option in the top left corner to do a fresh sync.

Posted via CB10 on Z10

I'm talking about the File Manager app since the Box and Dropbox apps don't do anything besides for settings.

In case you didn't realize when you hit the the View My Files button in the app it opens the File Manager app so there is no need to ever use the Box or Dropbox apps they are only for settings.

Posted via CB10

I care less on the cloud, I wonder when can we get a black theme Z10.
I have my office pc and laptop all linked in my Z10.

Posted via CB10

Does Box still have a maximum file size limit? Doesn't matter if they give me 50GB, if I can't transfer files >25MB, the service is of no use to me.

I would be interested in learning from others what exactly they use Box or Dropbox for. I see the value of using it to store documents that can be shared with others (like a Word document that you want to share with offsite co-workers), but other than that, what is the value?

If Box advertised that BB10 users get 10Gb free, then Box should deliver - regardless of how much storage you already have with Box.

Posted via CB10 from my Q10.

Just checked max file size - it's now 250MB for free accounts. Still not enough for videos, but adequate for most documents.

I only got 2gb when I initially loaded Box and felt left out when reading about all the users who got 10 or 20 Gb.
I'm a happy camper now! :-)

Posted via CB10

Open the file manager, close it. Let the active frame become active. Close it. Open the file manager again. Close it. Let the active frame become active again! It should show you the correct file size. Worked for me... loving the 10 gigs!

Posted via CB10

Has anyone got this to work with 2 factor authentication yet in the new version? I had to disable mine as it wouldn't log in if I left it - no ideal!