May 4th, 2010

We can check another one off the list of apps we have been long awaiting, as the official Dropbox app has been released into the Android Market. The service allows you to store files in the cloud, pulling them down to any computer or your Android device. There is cross-platform file sync support , online backup and restore, and file sharing all built in to Dropbox. For the uninitiated, check out the video below:

The app brings the handy file consolidation of Dropbox right to your Android handset. I’d be lying if I said we haven’t been looking forward to this one for a while now.

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Dropbox provides 2GB of free storage, or customers can pay for up to 100GB of cloud-based goodness. You can grab the app in the Android Market or head over the Dropbox website to sign up.

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Along with the Android app, the Dropbox team announced a set of developer APIs for use in bringing the functions of Dropbox to other mobile apps. A slew of apps can be seen over at the Dropbox website, but for now only a few are for Android, with the lions share going to the iPhone and iPad.

If you work between several different computers and need access to files on your phone without the hassle of sending them through e-mail or manually transferring through USB or Bluetooth, this is one you’ll definitely want to check out.

[via Dropbox Blog, thanks to Jake for the heads up!]