This year Dropbox implemented a three device limitation for free accounts and if you wanted to add all of your smartphones and tablets, you would have to pay a monthly subscription. A couple of weeks ago Kobo introduced full Dropbox support for the Kobo Forma, so you can add in any ebooks from your cloud storage and copy them to your library. One of the things that went unreported, was that the Forma does not count towards your three device limit.
Ramesh Mantha, is the VP of Product, Devices at Rakuten Kobo and he recently stated on the Kobo Blog that “Like many of the product decisions we make, the choice to support Dropbox on Kobo Forma was led by customer insights. Research tells us that voracious readers, who want the best reading experience possible, choose Forma; and those same readers place high value on accessing a variety of formats, from a variety of sources. An open approach to content—whether it’s ePUBs, PDFs, .docx files and more—is a key component of an elevated reading experience.”
He also confirmed Good e-Readers own findings “Dropbox allows for a maximum of three devices connected to a single account; since Kobo Forma is not considered one of those three devices, connecting your e-reader won’t disrupt any current account configurations Dropbox users might have.”
If you are wondering how to connect up to Dropbox on the Forma, read the full user guide on the subject HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.