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Popular cloud storage and file-sharing service Dropbox has released an update to its desktop client for Windows and Mac. The new version adds the ability to track file uploads, shares, and other Dropnox changes straight from the desktop client’s menubar. All changes are now listed in a drop-down window, which also includes buttons for quickly sharing files and accepting folder-sharing invitations.

With this recent upgrade, you don’t have to open your Dropbox folder or access the online site to make changes such as accepting or declining share or sharing a file or folder yourself. You will be notified via the menubar when someone shares a file or folder with you, and you can accept or decline invitations to shared folders directly from your desktop. For single file sharing, the menubar will show a notification and a preview, so you can see in a glance what’s been shared. Unfortunately, however, not all types of listed files can be previewed from the drop-down window.

The new menubar is not only about tracking uploads and accepting shares, though. Through it you can also share recently uploaded files with others using the share button. This makes it convenient to quickly share files with both Dropbox and non-Dropbox users. When the shared link is downloaded, users can preview the file before they download it, as well as save it directly to their own Dropbox account if they have one. Shared links can also be shared on social networks and or any online site. Only the files you share will be available for download, while the rest of your Dropbox content is kept secure and private.

To check out these new features, download Dropbox 2.0.0.


Do you like the new changes to Dropbox?

Source: Dropbox Blog

  1. null
    May 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Nice, Bakari! As an artist in need to share or work on files at any moment this good to know. hope to get hold of a book of yours one day!

  2. macwitty
    March 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Just tested it with Dropboc Encore, to get 2 Dropbox on Mac and it worked well

  3. Miggs15
    March 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

    What about the Linux version?

  4. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    March 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Can I install the new version over the old one? It's a nice change and I like the clean look of the new popup.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Lisa, when you download and install the latest version, it should replace the old one. Have you tried that yet?

  5. macwitty
    March 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I was not totally happy the first day but I have started to like it.

  6. Nevzat A
    March 15, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I just need a portable way of using Dropbox 2.0. I just want to install it on my usb stick/hdd and run from there. C'mon Dropbox...

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Yeah. Dunno why they have't implemented that feature yet. It'd be a good way to keep them ahead of competitors.

  7. bonioloff
    March 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    why i cannot login with my account?

    • bonioloff
      March 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      I mean login in makeuseof.. Where is the points function?

      • Lisa Santika Onggrid
        March 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        You can exchange points into various rewards and giveaways.

        • Boni
          March 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

          I am not asking about it.

  8. Arron Walker
    March 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Not sure if I like it yet, was quite surprised when the new window popped up. Time will tell

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Yeah, I agree, Arron, it's not as advance as it could be, but I rely upon Dropbox so much that I can't complain. It never fails to sync my files, and sharing files is always so easy. Thanks for your feedback.

  9. Grr
    March 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Yes, i like the new changes introduced in Dropbox 2.0.

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