Dropbox's web site features get revamped

The web-based file sharing and storage service Dropbox has just launched a big revamp on its web site, adding some new features and improving some existing ones. Users of Dropbox should be able to see the new user interface shown above when they sign into their account.

Dropbox's blog site has more information on the changes and additions. It begins with the new action bar which can be seen above your Drobox files. It features a number of actions that allow users to sort their files by their name, the date the file was uploaded, the file's size, and the type of file.

Selecting a specific file or folder will change the action bar to activate a number of actions such as copy, delete, rename and more. You can also bring up those actions by right clicking on a file which brings up a menu.

Dropbox has also added a new viewer to better check out the pictures and videos in your file storage space along with thumbnail support. The new UI also features an improved search feature.

The blog also talks about other new features added in the revamp, stating:

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.

Dropbox hints that even more changes and improvements are in the works for the next few months.

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I don't get it! 2GB free on Dropbox yet I have 25GB free on SkyDrive, and still never hear much about any changes MS makes on tech news sites!!

PoohGQ said,
I don't get it! 2GB free on Dropbox yet I have 25GB free on SkyDrive, and still never hear much about any changes MS makes on tech news sites!!

Dropbox is cross platform on the mobile

PoohGQ said,
I don't get it! 2GB free on Dropbox yet I have 25GB free on SkyDrive, and still never hear much about any changes MS makes on tech news sites!!

File hosting is only about storage like computers are only about Megahertz and cameras only about Megapixels.

Dropbox is a very big and popular platform now available on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and therefore affecting more users when changes are made to it. So it only makes sense if changes there get to the news.

Taking their differences even further, Dropbox is now integrated in many more applications than SkyDrive.

Northgrove said,

File hosting is only about storage like computers are only about Megahertz and cameras only about Megapixels.

Dropbox is a very big and popular platform now available on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and therefore affecting more users when changes are made to it. So it only makes sense if changes there get to the news.

Taking their differences even further, Dropbox is now integrated in many more applications than SkyDrive.

Thanks for clarifying!

Northgrove said,

File hosting is only about storage like computers are only about Megahertz and cameras only about Megapixels.

Dropbox is a very big and popular platform now available on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and therefore affecting more users when changes are made to it. So it only makes sense if changes there get to the news.

Taking their differences even further, Dropbox is now integrated in many more applications than SkyDrive.

I guess you have a point on applications, but I disagree that Skydrive is not multiplatform.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skydrive/id477537958?mt=8

Official support for Windows Phone 7 and iPhone
http://explore.live.com/skydri...ows+%2b+WL_EN-US_0X0_177515

Unofficial Android support (one of many)
https://play.google.com/store/...S5hbGVmc29mdC5za3lkcml2ZSJd

There will be a Mac client as well. What, however, will be missing will be a desktop Linux client.

azure.sapphire said,

I guess you have a point on applications, but I disagree that Skydrive is not multiplatform.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skydrive/id477537958?mt=8

Official support for Windows Phone 7 and iPhone
http://explore.live.com/skydri...ows+%2b+WL_EN-US_0X0_177515

Unofficial Android support (one of many)
https://play.google.com/store/...S5hbGVmc29mdC5za3lkcml2ZSJd

There will be a Mac client as well. What, however, will be missing will be a desktop Linux client.


forget to mention that Dropbox its corebussiness is filehosting, for Microsoft, the skydrive is an extra service to their corebussiness (windows/office).

azure.sapphire said,

I guess you have a point on applications, but I disagree that Skydrive is not multiplatform.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skydrive/id477537958?mt=8

Official support for Windows Phone 7 and iPhone
http://explore.live.com/skydri...ows+%2b+WL_EN-US_0X0_177515

Unofficial Android support (one of many)
https://play.google.com/store/...S5hbGVmc29mdC5za3lkcml2ZSJd

There will be a Mac client as well. What, however, will be missing will be a desktop Linux client.

Unofficial Android support doesn't make a true multiplatform service. Business don't say "hey there is a hack for that so let's go with it". Sorry that's not how the real world works. Which is why many companies go with Dropbox or Box.net.

PoohGQ said,
I don't get it! 2GB free on Dropbox yet I have 25GB free on SkyDrive, and still never hear much about any changes MS makes on tech news sites!!

Or you can go with Box.net and get 50GB free for downloading and installing the Android client.

SharpGreen said,

Or you can go with Box.net and get 50GB free for downloading and installing the Android client.

The problem with Box.net is the bandwidth limit. Unless you pay for the service.

alex. said,
I've had this interface for a couple of weeks, I kinda assumed it was already public. Obviously not.

It was only being shown to people running the experimental builds, not the public releases of the app.

xendrome said,

It was only being shown to people running the experimental builds, not the public releases of the app.

I've been using it for some time now. Apparently I've been using the experimental builds that I downloaded when it was announced that we could get more space by using the photo import feature.

I love DropBox! Now if only they would lower there subscriptions, I will like to repay them by buying a subscription.

waqastariq said,
I love DropBox! Now if only they would lower there subscriptions, I will like to repay them by buying a subscription.

$10 for 50gigs is expensive. I really wish Google or Microsoft would offer a solution that was on the level of dropbox. Microsoft actually comes pretty close, and in some ways is better... but Skydrive needs better Syncing (with backup) capacity. The rest is there in Windows 8 and probably Win7 and Vista as well when it gets back ported.