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Old 06-24-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Kindle DX and Dropbox

I synchronize and backup my important files using Dropbox. One of the great things about this is that I can access all these files with my iPhone. I was wondering if Kindle DX can also access files (I am mainly interested in pdf files) stored in Dropbox (Kindle 1 could not when I tried even in the Advanced browser mode). Any Kindle DX owners out there who also use Dropbox who can test this? (You may want to give Dropbox a try anyway, it works beautifully).
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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I don't know but are you able to access stuff directly through links? If so, you could try puttin a link to the files you want in a document on the Kindle. You may be able to get them that way.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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I will try it but the idea is to have access to all files (without knowing what the links are and having to type those in). Kindle 1 doesn't read pdf files natively anyway - I was trying it only to see if it is worth getting the DX.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:07 PM   #4
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I can login in desktop mode. The file browser requires javascript, which I enabled, but I don't see a list of files. When I click the 'files' link I get a 404 error. It doesn't seem to be working..
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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Can you try typing in a link to a pdf file (though this will not be as useful), as Alisa suggested, just to see if it works? Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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I've tried that before and it doesn't work. The browser lists supported file types and PDF isn't one of them.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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I think I will stay with my Kindle 1 and wait for an alternative to appear on the market (Plastic Logic?, Apple Tablet?). Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:46 PM   #8
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So you can't then?
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:39 PM   #9
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This is definitely a great idea though, you cant do it at the moment but it's something that needs to be mentioned to both Amazon and Dropbox. It could be a problem at both ends for all we know.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:57 PM   #10
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I don't have a kindle so I'm not sure about this, but doesn't Savory let you download PDF files through the browser? If so, porting it to the DX could solve this problem.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:15 AM   #11
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What is Dropbox??
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:37 AM   #12
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What is Dropbox??
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Dropbox

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:17 PM   #13
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If dropbox (which I love too) isn't Kindle browser friendly then maybe SugarSync is?

https://www.sugarsync.com/

They have a mobile version of their website.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:58 AM   #14
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I posted up on this PDF problem in another thread on SugarSync. It looks like an odd limitation of the Kindle DX's Basic Browser not supporting PDF downloads.

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Old 07-02-2009, 05:29 AM   #15
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PDF's are potentially significantly larger than kindle text files - the whispernet agreement with Sprint is probably the mitigating factor.
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