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Old Dec 14, 2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Dropbox Updates iOS App With New Photos Experience and a "Shiny New Design"




Dropbox has updated its iOS app with a new photo browsing experience, a "shiny new design", and a streamlined way to upload files directly to a particular folder.

The new photos experience is the biggest change, however:
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Now all of your photos are right at your fingertips with the brand new Photos tab. With just a tap, you'll be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos you've automatically uploaded (including the pocket-dialed ones too). 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!

Also, when you select a photo, you'll be able to view it in full-screen glory with nary a button in sight. This means you can get maximum real estate when you're flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet. And to make things even better, our new speedy scroller will help you navigate all the way back to time immemorial (or your earliest photos) in seconds. Even if you have "Billions and Billions" of them.
Dropbox for iOS is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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love the new UI looks very polished and clean. kinda reminds me of an google designed application
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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Its nice but is it just me or is the top right tick icon a weird design choice to move or delete a file or folder.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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love the new UI looks very polished and clean. kinda reminds me of an google designed application
Yup

I wish there was a way to download more than one picture to the camera roll at one time.

Select the photos you want > save to camera roll

Hopefully this will come soon
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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It's interesting they no longer use the iOS toolbar and tab selector. It has a more Android look now. Is this another sign iOS needs a major revamp?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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Man I love this app.

Yes, I was hoping for a multiple save to camera roll feature too...sigh.

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All these new apps updates are looking gorgeous. Dropbox, Google Maps, Rdio, Gmail, 1Password, Evernote, Youtube, and even Facebook - lol.

2013 were are going to see some beautiful apps. Finally the bar is raising. Now Google Maps just needs change that ridiculous icon.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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Looks great. This is how I password protect my pictures on my non jailbreak phone...upload them to DropBox, then delete off my phone.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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looks more like the hotmail outlook with the blue and the check marks etc
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:34 PM   #9
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Dropbox as a service has totally changed the way I use my devices.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:43 PM   #10
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Its nice but is it just me or is the top right tick icon a weird design choice to move or delete a file or folder.
Yeah. It's a bit weird. It doesn't indicate "Edit" or Change or whatever to me visually. I'd no idea what it did until I tried it.
Maybe someone else can explain the UI design decision behind it. Strange.

Apart from that it is a beautifully designed app and a very useful one that has become an essential part of my work.

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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I wish they would do something about not being able to read long file names.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:21 PM   #12
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Dropbox as a service has totally changed the way I use my devices.
Me too! I only discovered its benefits recently but I'm loving it.

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Hopefully now you'll actually be able to use the iOS app to rename photos.
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Interesting. An android-like interface and an auto-uploader for photos, but no way to rename files or select folders for offline viewing or see previous versions of files. Weird.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:42 PM   #15
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Hopefully now you'll actually be able to use the iOS app to rename photos.
It doesn't look like it. I'd like to be able to rename PDFs on my ipad without having to export then reimport.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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It doesn't look like it. I'd like to be able to rename PDFs on my ipad without having to export then reimport.
Indeed - It's a basic feature that should really be implemented. Maybe I should contact them and suggest it?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:36 PM   #17
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Interesting. An android-like interface and an auto-uploader for photos, but no way to rename files or select folders for offline viewing or see previous versions of files. Weird.
I agree, I have been waiting a long time for folder to be offline but alas it seems all online places nowadays care only about your pictures uploads.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:06 PM   #18
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It's interesting they no longer use the iOS toolbar and tab selector. It has a more Android look now. Is this another sign iOS needs a major revamp?
No matter what the base design is - designers will always try to stand out, and managers will always try to enforce their corporate identity on all platforms.

Curious that with all the focus on photos, it's still not possible to favorite a complete folder and have your photos with you on the go.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:24 PM   #19
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Very Windows 8 icon much like the Yahoo! Mail app for iOS.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:34 PM   #20
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just updated, cool so far
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Say what you want, I think the new interface is UGLY. It looks like an Android app with unfathomable icons thrown all over the place.
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Say what you want, I think the new interface is UGLY. It looks like an Android app with unfathomable icons thrown all over the place.
Do you even use dropbox ? The damm icons are placed the same way.
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Do you even use dropbox ? The damm icons are placed the same way.
So I'm supposed to remember the positions now? What happened to designing intuitive icons? It took me a while to understand why the check mark meant Edit. Nice design there.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:24 AM   #24
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With the Dropbox Android app I can edit TXT files, in iOS I can't. That really sux.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:27 AM   #25
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With the Dropbox Android app I can edit TXT files, in iOS I can't. That really sux.
Yeap is a damm shame, what ido is either copy to clipboard and edit in another app or open in....
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