Dropbox Updates iOS App With New Photos Experience and a "Shiny New Design"

Friday December 14, 2012 11:59 AM PST by Jordan Golson
Dropbox has updated its iOS app with a new photo browsing experience, a "shiny new design", and a streamlined way to upload files directly to a particular folder.

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The new photos experience is the biggest change, however:
Now all of your photos are right at your fingertips with the brand new Photos tab. With just a tap, you’ll be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos you’ve automatically uploaded (including the pocket-dialed ones too). And since Dropbox is a one stop shop for all your memories, you can also check out the photos you’ve uploaded from everywhere else!

Also, when you select a photo, you’ll be able to view it in full-screen glory with nary a button in sight. This means you can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet. And to make things even better, our new speedy scroller will help you navigate all the way back to time immemorial (or your earliest photos) in seconds. Even if you have “Billions and Billions” of them.
Dropbox for iOS is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 24 months ago
Its nice but is it just me or is the top right tick icon a weird design choice to move or delete a file or folder.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Dropbox as a service has totally changed the way I use my devices.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Do you even use dropbox ? The damm icons are placed the same way.


So I'm supposed to remember the positions now? What happened to designing intuitive icons? It took me a while to understand why the check mark meant Edit. Nice design there.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Yeap is a damm shame, what ido is either copy to clipboard and edit in another app or open in....


Sure, with 10 clicks and some other apps you do get that functionality on iOS.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Its nice but is it just me or is the top right tick icon a weird design choice to move or delete a file or folder.


Yeah. It's a bit weird. It doesn't indicate "Edit" or Change or whatever to me visually. I'd no idea what it did until I tried it.
Maybe someone else can explain the UI design decision behind it. Strange.

Apart from that it is a beautifully designed app and a very useful one that has become an essential part of my work.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Say what you want, I think the new interface is UGLY. It looks like an Android app with unfathomable icons thrown all over the place.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
I liked the old version better. It was a stock iOS UI.

Also the gallery viewer is terribly. It is only for the photos you've uploaded; whereas the previous version had a thumbnail button, that once tapped would display a thumbnail view of pictures in any folder.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
With the Dropbox Android app I can edit TXT files, in iOS I can't. That really sux.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

Sure, with 10 clicks and some other apps you do get that functionality on iOS.


i use byword. it is a text editor but integrates with dropbox (and iCloud if you prefer)
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

This is way off-topic, but:

I played around with a few online backup services at one point (Mozy, SpiderOak) but got pretty tired of saturating my internet connection waiting for gigantic uploads. Now I just clone everything periodically and keep the encrypted drives in my desk at work. Hard drives are dirt cheap now, so it's cost-effective — and if there was a disaster I could recover my stuff much more quickly than via downloading.

The most important stuff (things I created vs. things I downloaded) is still backed up in real time in Dropbox, of course.


Oh, yes, I have 2 hard drives with backups. Dropbox would be extra storage and security layer for things I cannot lose. Ever.
Rating: 1 Votes

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