Having the official Dropbox app on your Android device makes it extremely easy to access files on the go. You can even download files to your device. But what about the times you need the contents of an entire folder? With the official Dropbox app, you'd have to download each file one by one.
Folder Downloader for Dropbox is a free app available through Google Play that does just as its name says: allows you to download the contents of an entire folder in your Dropbox account to your Android device.
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To get started, download and install the app from Google Play.
The first time you run it, you'll have to grant the app access to your Dropbox account. If you have the Dropbox app installed on your device, you'll be redirected to an authorization screen within the app, otherwise you can do it through your device's browser.
After granting the app access, you'll be able to navigate and view your Dropbox folders. To download a file or folder, press and hold on the item. After a few seconds, your device will vibrate and give the option to download the item.
After selecting the folder where you want to save the files on your device, you can begin the download. You'll be prompted with a warning stating once the download starts, there's no way in the app to cancel it.
During the download you can view its progress in your notification tray. I was able to download files over both Wi-Fi and my carrier's data connection, albeit a slow download. Downloading a folder containing more than 80MB of files took just over an hour on a Wi-Fi connection. Don't expect to download a large presentation 10 minutes before a meeting.
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Dropbox will keep your files safe and secure online and, at the same time, make them instantly available to view or download by anyone without the need to log in to the file owner's account. This may seem paradoxical, but it is not. Dropbox enables its users to provide a 'Sharing link,' or URL, that they or others can use to view or download a specific file or folder without logging in.
Creating a Dropbox Share Link2.
Select the 'Share link' icon for the file or folder you want to download.3.
Copy the file or folder's URL displayed in your browser's address box. You can save the address to a document for later use or paste it into an email or chat message to share with others.
Download Dropbox File or Folder2.
Type or paste the file or folder's Dropbox URL into the browser's address field, and then press 'Enter.'3.
Select the 'Download' button to download a single file. If you are downloading an entire folder, however, select 'Download' followed by 'Download as zip' to save the folder's contents as a single, compressed ZIP archive.
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Allen Bethea has written articles on programming, web design,operating systems and computer hardware since 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and AAS degrees in office technology, mechanical engineering/drafting and internet technology. Allen has extensive experience with desktop and system software for both Windows and Linux operating systems.
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