Though Dropbox is already well-situated as the go-to cloud storage service for many iPad and iPhone owners, the newest upgrade for iOS adds support for the automatic upload of photos and videos. While many iOS users may already be viewing photos automatically with Photostream, the Apple service that pushes user photos to a user’s devices, Photostream is for photos only, not videos.
Dropbox now offers users the chance to earn more free space by uploading photos. Users who choose to upload photos automatically will earn up to 3 GB of storage in 500 MB increments.
Users can upload photos or videos over Wi-Fi or cellular networks, then view them using Dropbox’s gallery view. There are no size limits on uploads.
Dropbox now also lets users send links to files rather than including them as attachments. This new set up promises to be more mobile friendly since the recipient of the link doesn’t have to open and download an attachment. Instead he simply taps the link and can then watch the video on the Web.
Will you use Dropbox to share photos and videos? Let us know in the comments.