Dropbox is a very popular cloud-based storage service, and yesterday they updated its iOS app with a “shiny new design” as well as a new Photos tab; a very well implemented and appreciated addition.
This means you can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet.
Well to start off, the above quote is from the developers of Dropbox, I wasn’t aware taking pictures of ones bare feet was a thing, but, uh… guess I better start trimming my toe nails.
This post won’t go through all the features of Dropbox, just simply the new features that are now in effect since the release of version 2.0. One of the first thing that’s going to get your attention if you already are a dropbox user, is the new Photos tab. You are now able to scroll through a timeline of all your photos that you’ve already uploaded. Simply click on the picture you want to view and you are presented with a full screen image.
Uploading to Dropbox on your iOS device is now way smoother and smarter. In fact you’ll notice that all aspects of Dropbox now feel smoother and faster. Another nice addition is the “+” at the top right of your Dropbox app. Tap it and now your presented with 2 options that asks whether you want to upload something to the current location, or if you’d like to create a new folder.
Dropbox also lets you automatically upload pictures taken on your iOS devices. You may be wondering why you’d need that since your iOS device already has a feature from Apple called photo stream that gets your photos automatically uploaded to icloud and synced between your other devices. Well the catch with photo stream is that it only lets you store 1000 photos. Dropbox doesn’t have that limit. This is great for people who have large collections of photo’s because Dropbox will let you upload as much as you want depending on how much space you have available in Dropbox.
Splashed across the app is the glorious Dropbox blue you’ve come to know and love, and we’ve reduced complexity to make everything feel so fresh and so clean – Dropbox
I’ve been using the new dropbox for a couple hours now and I’m very impressed and happy with the update. I’m sure you will be too.
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