Over the past few weeks, we’ve been quietly rolling out a major redesign of the Dropbox website. Today we turned it up to 11, and anyone who signs into dropbox.com will see a simpler, more powerful, and more beautiful web experience. Here’s what we came up with:
A focus on the stuff you care about
One of our main goals was to slim down dropbox.com and focus on the star of the page: your stuff. We’ve put all the tools you need at your fingertips, but only when you need them.
The new action bar at the top of the screen does it all. Think of it as a multi-tool that adjusts to your needs. You can use it to sort your files by name, date, size, and type. Or, if you select a file or folder, the bar will change to let you perform a variety of actions on your selection.
A new right-click menu includes these actions as well.
Better photos experience
We know how much Dropbox users love their photos and videos, but until now it’s been too hard to view your images on the website. We’ve built in a simple and gorgeous photo viewer that lets you use your entire screen to view your pictures or videos.
We’ve also added thumbnails for image and video files (Photoshop and Illustrator too!) so you can get a preview of your stuff without needing to open or download it. This way, you’ll always know what IMG5083.JPG or final2.PSD actually looks like, and which video to share with grandma.
Faster, happier, more productive
It’s way faster and easier to get stuff done using the new site. Our new drag-and-drop makes moving stuff as easy as on your desktop. We’ve also replaced the checkboxes on the page with better multiple file selection (click-dragging works!). And for all you power users out there, we’ve added keyboard shortcuts to make mouseless browsing a breeze — just hit ‘?’ for a full list.
We’ve also leveled up Dropbox search. Not only does it live right in the file browser, but it also instantly fetches results as you type!
This is only the first step — you can expect a lot more cool stuff in the next few months, so stay tuned!