One of the most popular file storage, sharing and syncing application that is available across almost all the platforms, Dropbox is now available for iPad as well. Dropbox has made itself iPad compatible by being a universal app now. Recently, the official iPhone app for Dropbox has been updated to be a universal app, which means a single app that can re-size and reformat itself to function properly on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Dropbox does not need any special mention about its functionality. Dropbox is an online file storage service, which acts more like your own hard-drive, but hosted in the “cloud”. When you drop your files in your Dropbox, they are accessible to you from any computer or device with an Internet connection. Dropbox has become very popular, being available for all platforms now. It is very useful for mobile devices with limited storage. Dropbox users do not carry their files on any physical media with them for using on their smartphones, laptops or netbooks.
Apple’s iWork had been touted to be a competition to Dropbox, on Apple’s platform. But with Dropbox, you do not have so much hassle as compared to iWork. When you install Dropbox app for iPad, you can instantly access all your stored files without having to sync them with iTunes first, as is the case with iWork.
With the Dropbox app for iPad installed, you can instantly view files in Dropbox without the need for a separate download. You can view your word documents, spreadsheets, photos, videos, PDFs and so on.
Just for a quick reminder, the basic Dropbox service offers 2 GB of free storage. If needed, users can upgrade to Pro 50 or Pro 100, which provide 50 GB and 100 GB of storage respectively, for a very low monthly fee.
You can download Dropbox for iPad from here.