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As of Dropbox 2.0 the right location by default is /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/scratch/[files] Found the things with Astro file manager (Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9).


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Busybox is a single utility that contains the functionality of many of the basic Unix tools. It's used on most embedded-Linux systems instead of having separate executables for each utility, which wastes space owing to code duplication. There are several Busybox installers available on Google Play, and one on F-Droid. Custom ROMs often have Busybox ...


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If you delete a file from your mobile device, the file remains on your Online storage. To have the file permanently deleted, you need to delete it from your online Dropbox account, accessing it via their website. I've just run this exercise (to prove the theory): Take photos; Sync Dropbox; Delete photos from my device; Access laptop; Photos were ...


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Download the app called Rescan Media from the market, run it then go back to your Music player. The music that you downloaded from dropbox should now show up. There are other ways to force this media sync (unmount / remount SD should do it) but this app makes it just the press of a button.


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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.


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Dropbox wasn't made to be a PDF reader, instead it's an application to have your files wherever you go. So I have two great suggestions for you: ezPDF Reader - This is the best PDF reading application I ever seen for Android. I use it every time I need to read any kind of PDF on my Motorola Droid. Adobe Reader - A free alternative for ezPDF. Made by Adobe ...


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Dropbox doesn't work the same way on Android as it does on dektop platforms: It does not monitor a directory for changes. In fact, you only can download selected files, which will be saved on a cache directory on your Android device. The Dropbox app would not instantly notice if you delete the file. Only if you try do retrieve the file again from the cloud, ...


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Titanium Media Sync offers continuous sync from SD Card to DropBox, but not the other way... the way I do it is setup rsync jobs with tasker and rsyncbackup... (requires your DropBox to be automatically kept in sync on a desktop pc somewhere, running an ssh server). The following should get you up and running: Step 1: DropBox remote. First, setup DropBox ...


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It should be noted that the Dropbox app doesn't actually sync the files to your phone, it just presents you with a list. Whenever you select a file in the Dropbox app, then it downloads it to your phone. On my Incredible, the dropbox folder is just in the root of the SD card.


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It was added in a recent update as a pro-only feature. Edit schedule -> when finished -> Sync to Dropbox


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/data/system/dropbox is not part of "DropBox" it is part of the Android OS DropBoxManager (not related at all to "DropBox"). This puts data from application crashes and kernel logs and such in this log directory. I know the market uses this directory(See #4) as well, probably to report application crashes. You could probably remove the data in this ...


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Try Pixelpipe, it lists both DropBox & Flickr support.


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In Dropbox, simply add MP3s to favorites and they become available in a stock Google Play Music application (Tested in Android ICS)


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For now in the Dropbox App there is no download option, but there is favorite option (star). When you favorite something, it downloads this for offline use in sdcard/android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/scratch You can do it only for files, not whole folders.


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Aldiko is an eBook reader that reads PDFs as well, remember the last page you were at and on top of that allows you to set bookmarks, something that Adobe Reader and most other readers I tried won't let you do. Bookmarks are a must have for me so I chose Aldiko.


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Another app is now available to be a more complete solution: Titanium Media Sync The reliable and battery-friendly way of syncing your files to/from the cloud ! This unique app allows you to sync a set of folders from your Android device to the cloud and back. It currently supports the free Dropbox storage service. The official Dropbox app is not ...


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Astro File Manager also has a good search function, and has a lot of handy functions connected to file management.


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There's an app called Epistle that seems to fit the bill.


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Sync isn't possible and the "download folder" function is also missing on Android. You can support this feature request: https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/2133/android-download-upload-folders


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Yes there's a way. It's called Foldersync. It allows you to set up folder pairs to sync and the full version even allows you to sync on changes. It also supports several other cloud services.


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Settings > Application Manager > Spotify > Clear defaults This will release the filetype from always being executed with Spotify. The next execution of this filetype will present the dialog for your preference again.


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Currently the official Dropbox app doesn't support automatic camera upload if you have charge less than 30%. You can do it manually though or through a browser. Only 3rd party apps like DropSync can upload when it is at low charge.


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If you install the official Dropbox app it adds a "Dropbox" option to the share options in the standard Gallery app. There isn't an official Flickr app for Android at the moment, but there a number of 3rd party apps that allow you to upload from your phone to Flickr, I haven't tred any of them so can't give you a recommendation, you should be able to find ...


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Root Explorer has an excellent search function.


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DropSpace looks like it might do what you need. It allows you to define folders that automatically sync, removing the necessity of initiating a download. Here's a review: http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2011/03/04/dropspace-adds-real-dropbox-sync-to-android/


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I use an app called Epistle to create/edit textfiles within my Dropbox repository. It even supports Markdown. There are other similar apps in the Market. If you've embraced todo.txt for your to-do management, Gina Trapani's Todo.txt Touch is helpful. It also syncs to Dropbox.


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In Dropbox 2.0.1 (and in pre-2.0 versions, IIRC), you can tap on a text file and it can offer to open it in "DB Text Editor" which comes with the app (or some other editor which has been assigned to open files with .txt extension). Note that this won't work on just about any other file -- Dropbox does not recognize mime types, but rather uses the extension ...


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Open the Dropbox app on your device Open the overflow menu (three vertical dots) and choose "Settings" Under "CAMERA UPLOAD" tap "Turn off Camera Upload" If you've installed Dropbox's Carousel app, it takes over the upload of photos. Open the Carousel app Click the weird smiley face in the upper left; this opens the "Settings" menu Uncheck "Backup ...


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I don't know of a way to cause the DropBox app to do it, but if you use DropSync (an third-party app that syncs Android<->DropBox), you can control the sync vs. battery behavior.


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If you've tried to clear it from the apps settings for Dropbox and Google Drive, you'll find there are no defaults set, because the default is set with the app that opens the file, not the app you open it from. From Apps in the device settings, go to Office Suite Pro's settings, and click Clear defaults there.



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