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How to use Dropbox on Kindle Fire

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Dropbox is a world-famous free file hosting service. It allows us to upload pictures, videos, docs or any other files to the server and download or share them freely. Dropbox has also launched a series of mobile clients. With the Dropbox app we can easily transfer and share files on cellphone and tablet. In this article we will show you how to use Dropbox on the popular Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

1 Get Dropbox for Kindle Fire

One thing the Kindle Fire users always complain is that the Amazon App Store has so few apps that you probably can't find what you want in it. Unfortunately, this happens to Dropbox – search "dropbox" in the app store and you won't find nothing related. So we need to get the Dropbox in another way.

Open your Kindle Fire's Silk browser and type in this link in the address bar: https://www.dropbox.com/android. Tap the blue "Download for Android" button to start downloading.

download-dropbox

Tap the top of the screen and tap the downloading complete notification to install app.

install-app

2 How to use dropbox

Open Dropbox in "Apps" and sign in with your account. If you haven't got a dropbox account, tap "Sign up for Dropbox" to register.

sign-up

sign-in

If you are the first time to use Dropbox, it's better to create some folders to manage files. Just like this:

cuse-dropbox-on-kindle-fire

Now you can upload any files on your Kindle Fire to these folders. We take the "Photo" for example. Tap "Photo" and nothing is in this folder at present. Tap the menu button at the bottom of the screen and choose "Upload here".

choose-folder

upload-file

A window will pop up to ask you to choose which type. If you choose "Photos or videos", then all the pictures and videos on your Kindle Fire will be listed together. Select the files and tap "Upload" then they will be uploaded to Dropbox. The uploading speed depends on your network connection.

choose-type

file-thumbnail

upload-complete

You can also choose "Other files" to browser files in different directories of the Kindle Fire.

browse-directory

choose-file

Now you can store all your favorite pictures and videos to Dropbox to save the Kindle Fire's memory space. Next time you want to download these files back to Kindle Fire, just press the file and choose "Export".

export-file

You may meet a window like this:

save-to-sd-card

Choose "Save to SD card" and choose any folder you want to store the file. Tap "Export" to confirm.

confirm-exporting

Above are the basic operations of Dropbox. It's easy to learn. Now just take out your Kindle Fire and experience the Dropbox.

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12/15/2013 18:48:03
Tnx for your post
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10/25/2014 07:50:30
Thank you so much! This was exactly the help I needed.
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01/4/2016 10:54:43
Thanks, but I downloaded and installed dropbox on my kindle fire 5 and now I cannot find it! It's not listed in my apps (all or downloaded)and I can't try again, because it says it's installed. How do I open it when I can't find the app? I haven't had my Fire for very long and am not super familiar with it yet. Please help!
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08/13/2017 13:15:59
Glad l can use Dropbox on my Kindle.
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12/30/2017 22:43:12
When trying to open my saved from Dropbox on my kindle fire it tells me can’t open please download an app that can open I have adobe . I’m new to the kindle as well. Any ideas?
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01/2/2018 16:20:36
Which type of the file do you try to download? The kindle fire does not support the EPUB so that you may need to download some app to support the epub file.
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04/29/2019 23:44:16
I have had dropbox on my mobil phone for along time as my phone is running out of space I have uploaded the Dropbox app onto my kindle fire. Can I now delete some things I have on Dropbox from my phone will I be able to view on my kindle instead?
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