App for That: How to send videos to the cloud

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, George asks:

Next Month, I'm going to a YouTube gathering in London called Summer In The City. As its a YouTube gathering there is going to be alot of video taking. However, I'm only going to take my 16GB iPhone (and clothes and stuff), so was wondering if there was an app that would let me store the videos when I ran out of room, as I can't put it on a computer or anything.

To see what we found for George, follow along after the break!

Dropbox [Free - iTunes link] is the perfect solution for George! Dropbox is an iPhone and iPad apps that allows users to upload videos, as well as other files, that can later be accessed from a computer or other iOS device.

A free dropbox account provides 2 GB of space (with incentives to increase that). If George is concerned about space, he can subscribe to the 50 GB or 100 GB plan. They are priced at $10/mo and $20/mo, respectively, but he can cancel his subscription after returning from his trip and transferring the videos to his computer.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for George? Let him -- and all of us -- know.

Having trouble finding what you need in the app store? Send us an email to and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll do our best to find you just the right App for That!

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Leanna Lofte

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App for That: How to send videos to the cloud


I use dropbox to transfer files from one remote Internet server of mine to another plus be able to access all those files from my iPhone when needed. It's beautiful!

How bout SugarSync? You can use the camera app from right in SugarSync and have it automatically upload to the cloud. The setup can be a bit tedious though.

When can we download movies from the cloud as we do with past purchases with music??? does anybody know if this is possible yet?

Just remember to grab some sort of portable battery, the iPhone uses a ton of battery when recording. I was just looking on Amazon and there was one that was like 10,000mah and could charge an iphone 6 times.

I'm not saying I have a better solution, but Dropbox just never seemed that useful to me. Maybe I just don't get it. It seems to me that it only helps me if I know well ahead of time what file I'm going to need, so I have the foresight to put it into my Dropbox folder, so it will be accessible from the cloud later. VNC apps like LogMeIn are an option but are expensive and can be clunky, but give me the ability to access all of my files...not just the ones I've remembered to put into a certain folder.

Most drobox users use Dropbox to store all of their docs. That way they're always backed up (with multiple revisions) and available anywhere. My clients keep their Quickbooks files in Dropbox so I can always access them and so they're automatically backed up. I happen to love Dropbox. It's super reliable and the price is right.

I would recommend logmein as a better option since with Dropbox you only get 2gb for free. Just use logmein and copy the huge files straight to your pc.

Evernote might be helpful. Like sugar sync you can take video right from in the app and save it in Evernote.
Just a suggestion!

I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

This may sound stupid, can I just upload my videos to YouTube. Is there a way to keep them private.