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Create file requests from iOS or Android mobile app.

Create file requests from iOS or Android mobile app.

stu_
New member | Level 2

I'm looking for mobiles to be able to send a file request via the mobile app.

I haven't managed to find a way to do this on iOS, so is it only possible to do it via the dropbox website?

21 Comments
Jay
Dropboxer
Hi Stu, file requests can only be sent from the Dropbox site currently, though I can forward that as feedback to our dev team!
Alexander_V
Helpful | Level 5
Me and my wife just got married. We had around 50 guests and all of them was taking photos and videos on all possible kinds of devices:
IPhones
Androids
GoPro cameras
Professional 4k video cameras (380Gb),
And even one drone!

I desperatly need a way to collect all this media content and pass it to our production wich will make a documentary, retouch all the photos etc.
Now its overcomlicated and even does not work on all devices.
I suggest to completely redesign the UX of file requests:

1. Make it 100% crossplatform for both sides - DB owner and uploader

2. Make the upload process contextual to requested media type and uploader platform. For example create progressive/instant webapp for iOS and Android with uploadable local files preview, selection and filtering.

3. AI integration for tagging functionality. Train or use pre-trained model to tag media content with: color palette, objects like grass, tree, sky, dog, blabla etc. Believe its already working very good.
Darrin R.
Helpful | Level 5

File request from Android would be awesome!. 

I'm mobile a lot and if a client needs something done, I may need some files to get started. Being able to quickly create a request on the go via the android app would really speed things up.

Hope this gets implemented

Vidar V.
Explorer | Level 4

Meanwhile you can open dropbox from your browser in Android : ) 

sphillipsbk
New member | Level 2

Can I use the file request tool on the mobile app? If so, what are the steps? I have an iphone X.

 

Thanks! 

SP

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi there, you can only create file requests from the Dropbox site on a desktop machine. 
 
Accessing the site on a mobile browser won’t give you the option to create a file request from there either.
 
Hope this helps to clarify matters!
thompsond1775
New member | Level 2

This would be nice.  Suggested to devs in September.  Any status on when it might be implemented?  It's currently 9 months later...

roverdb
Explorer | Level 4

Can this be added as a feature? It would be really hepful to generate file requests from the app. 

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey there @roverdb - thanks for the nudge!

I've moved your post under this thread as it's the one that reflects you feature request; i.e. the ability to open up a file request through our mobile app that is. 

Feel free to upvote it by clicking on the like button below the OP's query.

If there's anything else I can help with, please let me know!

TomTomFly
New member | Level 2

I have the strong suspicion Dropbox had this feature from day one but for economic reasons will not give it to the users as it would allow people will little Dropbox use ride piggyback on a user with a payed account. I will reconsider my subscription if this feature that I was assuming had to be there isn added soon. I don't carry a laptop in vacations and need to create folder for the whole family to upload and share their pics in full resolution and edit the names for album creation and pic sorting. If this feature is not there from mobile I believe another solution can be found at an even lower price point.

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