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How to install .apk files using Dropbox

Forget wires and sync cables; use Dropbox to get the files directly on devices and install them without a hassle.

To transfer files from one's computer to a smartphone or tablet, users have to connect the devices to a computer with cables, and take the help of sync software to sync the desired files to the device. The process becomes even more difficult when devices use a proprietary connector in place of USB in cases such as Samsung Galaxy Tab, which only supports one connector. In such cases either users can forget about syncing files or can wait till they get another cable to do so. But there is an easier way-using Dropbox.

Android uses .apk files of installations and for older devices many applications that are not available on the Google Play Store are available as .apk files through various online repositories like Apktop.com. So while installing apps through .apk files syncing devices every time can be quite a hassle especially with all the wires and software programs.

So here is how to set up sync between different devices using Dropbox for transferring .apk files during installation.

Please note: Make sure that you are registered with the Dropbox service. If not then get yourself registered at the Dropbox website on www.dropbox.com, download the Dropbox client for Windows and install it on the computer.

First Published : Monday, October 29, 2012 - 00:00

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