We just released some new magic on the Dropbox website. Now when you make a change to a file on your computer or phone, the Dropbox website instantly updates to reflect those changes. You no longer have to hit refresh as you wait for your friend to share those super-important files or worry about getting out of sync. The latest files just automatically appear on your page. After all, every second counts!
Check it out for yourself: open up dropbox.com in two browser windows and try renaming, adding, or removing a file in one place—the change will appear immediately in the other!
We’re super excited to announce a whole new way to share: now you can send a link to the files or folders in your Dropbox!
Sharing with friends and family is easy! Once you’ve saved that video of your niece’s birthday party to Dropbox, just make a link to send to grandma and she can simply watch online — no download required. This saves you the hassle of having to re-upload or attach it to an email.
Anyone with the link gets access to a snazzy page where they can view (but not edit) your stuff.
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,
The web team rolled out a few sweet changes yesterday that I’d like to share with you:
First, we greatly improved our web uploader. We’ll be the first to admit that it was a little janky in the past, but I’m pretty sure that you’ll now find that it’s a lot easier to use and understand. In addition to a few design tweaks, this new uploader also provides a bit more insight into transfers.
Second, we added a calendar feature to the recent events feed so it’s easy for you to hop around to a specific date rather than needing to spam-click ‘Next’
Ding! http://www.dropbox.com leveled up!
Some new features:
– Prettier! (we hope?)
– Multi-select on file browser
– True bulk operations (with progress bar for large file operations)
– The ability to download zip files of arbitrary sets of files/folders
– Search on the file browser
– Significant improvements to navigation
– GMail style keyboard shortcuts (!)
– Mobile optimized version of the site (for non iphone users)
– Countless UI/usability improvements
– New Getting Started tab (check it out for a surprise!)
So ever since they’ve come out,
Greetings Dropbox citizens! Did you open up http://www.dropbox.com today to find something new and shiny? After several weeks of hard work, the web team is proud to unveil the redesigned Dropbox web interface. Here’s what’s new.