Dropbox has updated its iOS app — and added a feature that puts it squarely in competition with Apple’s own Photo Stream. Version 1.5 of the software now allows you to automatically upload your images and videos over 3G or WiFi, backing up the files as soon as you take them.
As a way of sweetening the pot, if you start using this feature, Dropbox will give you up to an extra 3GB of storage free — in 500MB increments.
This feature has been available on the Android version for some time, and it’s nice to see it spreading to iOS, too.
Here’s the full changelog:
• Automatically upload photos and videos using Wi-Fi or cellular data plan
• Earn up to 3 GB of extra free space for uploading photos automatically (in 500 MB increments)
• See all the photos and videos you’ve uploaded to Dropbox in Gallery view
• Move and delete sets of files at once
• Upload files of any size