I’m looking for a method to retrieve all my files from my Dropbox account and download them to my SD card.
This should download everything with no user intervention. There are a couple of Dropbox applications around but none of them have the ability to download everything and even worse most seem to work incorrectly on huge files skipping the last part or simply not working.
Another app is now available to be a more complete solution: Titanium Media Sync
The reliable and battery-friendly way of syncing your files to/from the cloud !
This unique app allows you to sync a set of folders from your Android device to the cloud and back. It currently supports the free Dropbox storage service. The official Dropbox app is not needed.
Innovative “setup & forget” sync engine with these features:
- Battery friendly.
- Works on ALL Android devices.
- Will NOT slow down your device when no data changes.
- Will backup your new/modified files (eg: photos, videos) in the background, as soon as possible.
- Adapts to ever-changing connectivity and power conditions.
Supports 2 different sync modes (both are one-way):
- Continuous sync from Local to Remote.
- One-shot sync from Remote to Local.
And from Lifehacker’s review:
If you’ve been unhappy with the way Dropbox’s mobile app only uploads files manually, you’ll want to check out Titanium Media Sync, which will constantly sync folders from your phone to Dropbox, just like Dropbox does on the desktop.
From the makers of the amazing Titanium Backup, Titanium Media Sync is what Dropbox’s mobile app should have been. You pick folders from your SD card to sync back to your Dropbox. Any time you add something to those foldersâ€”say, if you take a picture on your phone, or download an app you want to try out on your computer later onâ€”it will automatically sync those changes back, so your files will be waiting for you when you get back to your computer. You can also sync folders from your Dropbox to your SD card, but it’s only a one-time syncâ€”Titanium won’t monitor your remote folders, only the ones on your SD card.
The interface is pretty easy to use, too. The left column shows all the folders on your SD card, while the column on the right shows your Dropbox, and you can just drag and drop folders from one to the other to sync them. Dragging from the the right column will download that folder to your SD card, while dragging from left to right will give you the option of setting up that folder for automatic sync. Because it only syncs one way, it won’t constantly call the internet slow down your phone when it’s waiting for changes. You can even set whether you want it to sync over Wi-Fi only, or over 3G and 4G in the preferences. By default, it will also sync only when your phone’s plugged in to save battery (but you can change this in the preferences too). Seriously, if you’re a Dropbox user, this app is absolutely worth havingâ€”even moreso than the official Dropbox app itself.
Titanium Media Sync is a $2.99 download for Android devices.