Dropbox for BlackBerry now working on BlackBerry 7 devices

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By Bla1ze on 4 Sep 2011 05:39 pm
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Like most times when new devices arrive, there is typically a little bit of lag from when the devices release and apps get updated. Such is the case for Dropbox for BlackBerry. When the Bold 9900 and 9930 arrived on the scene Dropbox would load up but only to a blank screen. Now, a new forums build is available for BlackBerry 7 users and indeed does give you a working Dropbox for BlackBerry, plus adds some new features:

New features:

  • Security passcode
  • Save email attachments to Dropbox

This build resolves:

  • Issues on 9900 & 9930 devices (BB OS 7 support for other devices should be working fine)
  • Bug on thumbnails screen where only a few thumbnails were loaded
  • Performance issues (more work to be done here)
  • Various design tweaks

Known issues we're working to resolve:

  • Passcode is not engaged when you hit the button to turn off the screen (only when you leave the app)
  • Cached files are re-downloaded unnecessarily 

If you've been waiting for it, hit the link below to get a BlackBerry 7 compatible build of Dropbox for BlackBerry. And if you don't have Dropbox account yet, click here to sign up.

Download Dropbox for BlackBerry 7 devices

25 comments

branflakes

Finally! Glad they updated to OS7. I primarily use SugarSync, but use DropBox, too.

mtmjr90

Thank god! Now for Pandora, Kindle, and LinkedIn...

Peppy690

Amen....those three needed to be updated a month ago.

scottae316

I just tried to download DropBox, it states it is not available???

yackmuch360

Me too - says it's not available for my device and/or my carrier... I have a 9900 Telus on Fido Network.

DDirks7907

its not available for the Torch 9810 yet

dkonigs

Yet they still haven't figured out how to make the app let me directly download files to my device, for direct access from outside the Dropbox app. This is why, despite having the app installed, I still wind up using the mobile web interface more often.

w0qj

Good review, here's the best alternative as of Sept 2011: SugarSync.
(Now let's all write emails to pester SugarSync for BB PlayBook support!)

You get 5GB of cloud storage space with the FREE SugarSync version, but now there is no restriction to the number of computers you can sync/backup (up from 2).
It gives you the ability to upload and sync any folder on your computer.
It is the only service that offers such a broad device and OS support with apps for BlackBerry 7, Android, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, not to mention your computer!

You can also stream MP3 music files to your smartphone or computer.

Also if you use the below referral code you get a bonus 500MB extra on top of your Free 5GB!

https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=tbtp0asbw9pt

Hope this helps someone!

TomCanuck

DropBox client still sucks. Can only upload pics, and only from a folder of their choosing. Pretty much useless for getting things off your phone...

1canuck2

And that link gave me a 404 at 11:24 PM EDT today...

rkevwill

I had to stop using DropBox for Blackberry. When I email an attached pdf it continues to send them in .dat files. I find myself saving pdf's to evernote now.

scaramanga89

I have gone back to my old phone and will think about a BB 9900 again when they actually update the few apps that are useful. Until then it's back to a supported platform I'm afraid. Pity, I really liked it.

Shadrackc

Can't install from the jad file. Get an error.

AwJm

Just confirming that i installed this on os6 and it worked as well ... Glad they fix the Thumbnail issue,.. i had reported that to them sometime ago..

tonypry

ExSafe for Box.net now available on OS 7 with great integration into the free docs2go premium on the new devices www.bit.ly/7tZsAz

Rdeleon05

I downloaded the .jad file and tried to open it on the berry, it took me to the download area but it gage me an 907 Invalid COD "File not Found"...

Tried it on the Dropbox website but for the BB OS7 the website throws an error "Not Found 404".

Any tips?!

Graheem

Try this link (from you OS7 BB) for OS7 Dropbox (from the Dropbox forum), it worked for me:

https://www.dropbox.com/blackberry/download?forums=1&version=7.0

rshell

HI,
Wondering if anyone has a solution to this.I can not access dropbox properly from my new 9900.
With my 9800, I was able to open dropbox successfully, then open any given document within dropbox, make changes to that document from my blackberry, and the changes would automatically upload withing drop box.
Now since I've changed my phone, I was able to downlaod dropbox onto my phone, and I can access my documents - however, when I open my documents, it asks me if I want to open it in "word to go" or "documents to go". either way, regardless of which I choose, it allows me to go into the document and make changes - however the changes are NOT UPLOADING to drop box, and its driving me crazy. This ability is essential for me. Can anyone please help?

KalaiSelvan

if u click any where in the pictures or files and under the u don't see drop box !! only way to send a file out is by going to dropbox folder and selecting the files.. this is crap !

gellmanb

I have downloaded the posted version of DropBox (above) OTA, directly to my device. It is version 1.0.55. It starts up, asks for my credentials, and when I tap "Log In" there's a brief indication of network activity (top right corner) and then nothing. Next time I launch, I get nothing but a blank white screen. Same problem as before. Any more advice?