Updated Dropbox iOS App Gets New Interface Design, Photo Gallery

Updated Dropbox iOS App Gets New Interface Design, Photo Gallery

One of the best cloud-based services out there, Dropbox, has gotten its iOS app updated with a shiny new design and photo gallery, which adds its own tab and a scrollable timeline of the automatically uploaded photos from your iOS device of choice.

The new interface lays things out visually, even more than before, especially when looking through the photos you’ve uploaded automatically. There’s a spot at the top of the new photo gallery that displays any uploading that’s going on in real time. There’s also a link to buy more storage, if you run out. The older interface of folders and files still remains; the new button is what goes to the new gallery.

The new version 2.0 Dropbox app plays a bit differently on the iPad than on the iPhone, with a column browser to the left, with the same buttons as on the iPhone version.

Once you view a photo full screen on the iPhone (or 2/3 screen on the iPad in landscape mode), you’ll see a new sharing, star, and Save button, which lets you save the viewed photo to your device’s Photo Library, Copy it to the clipboard, or Print from your iOS device.

There’s a new plus icon at the top right of the screen when in file view, which lets you Create a Folder or Upload a file directly to Dropbox from your iPhone or iPad.

Everything is just a bit cleaner, less cluttered, and looks better overall. Bravo, Dropbox.

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  • lowtolerance

    I’m actually really hating the new design. The UI is totally uniOS-like, and not in a good way, but in a cut-rate web framework sort of way. And the new icon is clearly a regression from the old one. If you’re going to mess with a good thing, but you’d better do it well, and Dropbox failed hard here, in my opinion.

  • Cgs101

    The Photo Gallery only works with photos uploaded from the phone camera roll ? Eh? What’s the point in that?

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