Dropbox is a file synchronization service that lets you make sure you have access to the same files on all of your PCs, your phone, or the Dropbox web site. Once the software is installed, a new folder will pop up on your Mac, Windows, or Linux PC. Drag any file into that folder and it will automatically be uploaded to the web — and downloaded to any other computers linked to your Dropbox account. If you edit and save a file on your home PC, the revised version will be available on your work machine, or from the Dropbox web site.

Dropbox has also offered an iPhone app for a while, but there’s still no Android client… yet. Last night the Dropbox team announced that an Android app is in the works. And they posted the screenshots to prove it.

Here’s how it works. You’ll be able to fire up the Dropbox Android app to view files that are synchronized with your account, and stream music and movies to your mobile device. You’ll also be able to upload or download files and edit files and have the changes synchronized to your account. And there’s a sharing function that will let you send links to your Dropbox files to your friends and colleagues.

Dropbox offers 2GB of online storage for free. For $10/month you can upgrade to 50GB of storage, and $20/month will get you 100GB of disk space.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...