How To Automate File Transfer Between Android Devices And Dropbox

More and more people have started to realize how convenient it is to use cloud storage. A growing number of firms have begun to offer this kind of service which gives us the possibility of sharing the files which we consider important. One of the most important solutions available would have to be Dropbox with which you can upload any file that you want and later on access it from a wide array of devices. In the following paragraphs we’ll discuss about what has to be done in order to automate the file transfer between Dropbox and your Android-running devices.

First and foremost, your top priority would have to be to download Cloudpipes for Dropbox which you can find on the Play Store. It will work on all Android devices that have at least the version 1.6 of Google’s OS. After installing the application you’ll have to run it and after that sign in by using your Dropbox account.

Now, you will have to tap on the menu button and then choose Add Pipe. This new pipe must have a name so enter anything that you want. After doing so, choose Download for transferring files from Dropbox to your Android-running device or you can opt for Upload. The next thing that you’ve got to do is to select a source folder and a destination folder. You also have the possibility of opting whether to simply copy the files from the source to the destination or to move them.

It is important to mention that you can filter the type of files that you would like to transfer, which will make it considerably easier for you to organize the files by project, file type or other criteria. We should also mention the fact that you can schedule the transfers. Obviously, if you set the automated process too often it will drain your battery a lot quicker.

After taking care of all the configurations available, you now have to tap on Save in order to establish the new pipe. Later on you’ll be able to come back and edit the pipe if you want to change some of its settings.

From the app’s main screen you will have to tap on the menu button and then go to Settings. Here you can choose to make the transfer only over a Wi-Fi network or when the device is plugged into a power source. This is where you’ll also be able to modify the default download directory as well as the notifications.

Those of you that do not want to use Dropbox application can choose the Dropbox tab that offers a limited functionality, such as deleting files & folders or creating new folders. We should also mention that the tab called Transfers is in charge of logging your file transfers over Cloudpipes.

We end this guide by mentioning that Cloudpipes is in the beta phase right now which is why you are only limited to use up to four pipes, but we consider this as being more than enough for most Android users. Most likely, when the final version will come out this number will be increased, along with the addition of other features just as useful.