Dropbox for iOS updated with new user interface

Dropbox, the popular file hosting service, has recently been updated to version 2.0 for iOS devices. Tthe highlighted feature of this new update is the redesigned user interface. Apart from this, another important addition to the update is that it now features a dedicated Photos tab with a timeline view of all automatically uploaded photos and videos.

Dropbox states in a blog post that it has updated the experience for iOS devices and this update is not limited to just the iPhone or iPod touch, but for the iPad as well.

Dropbox states that now all of one’s photos are right at their fingertips with the new Photos tab. Commenting on this feature, the developers state that with just a tap, one will be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos they have automatically uploaded. They state, “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!”

Dropbox 2.0 update available

Dropbox 2.0 update available


When one selects a photo, they will be able to view it in full-screen. Dropbox claims, “This means one can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet.” There is also a new speedy scroller, which will help one navigate all the way back to one’s earliest photos in a short amount of time.

One can also upload directly to a folder. Speaking on this featre, Dropbox states that it has streamlined the way one can upload to their Dropbox. All one needs to do is navigate to the folder of their choice and tap on the ‘+’ icon to upload something or create a new folder.

Commenting on the new design, Dropbox states, “We’ve packed a ton of love and tiny details into our new iOS design, and we think you’ll dig its simplicity. For example, we got rid of the text labels on our tabs in favor of clean and streamlined iconography. 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, clean.”

Apart from this, Dropbox has also updated its app icon. To download Dropbox 2.0 for your iOS device, click here.

In other news, Dropbox has acquired Audiogalaxy, the music streaming service. This could lead to Dropbox allowing its users to store and stream music.

Audiogalaxy shares, “Over the last few years we’ve built a wonderful music experience on the web and mobile devices, attracting loyal users from all over the world. We are excited about the opportunity to join the amazing folks at Dropbox and bring great new experiences to 100M+ Dropbox users.”

While this may be good news for Dropbox fans, users of Audiogalaxy's service will face some problems. The company has stopped accepting new users, and playlists built by existing users will only be available until the end of the year. The service is set to shut down completely some time in 2013.

Published Date: Dec 15, 2012 10:47 am | Updated Date: Dec 15, 2012 10:47 am