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Take Control of Dropbox, 2nd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Work with Apps

Using the official Dropbox app on your computers and mobile devices has many advantages, but it only scratches the surface of what Dropbox can do for you. Where Dropbox starts to get much more interesting is when third-party apps tie into it.

For example, many mobile apps connect directly to Dropbox, letting you open and/or save files (for document-based apps) or using Dropbox storage to store app data that then syncs to your other devices.

But I’m not talking about only mobile apps. Besides iOS and Android apps that support Dropbox, there are a number of Web apps (which can monitor and act on changes to your Dropbox at any time), plus Mac and PC apps (which can, in some cases, sync data with Dropbox even if you don’t have the ...

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