Dropbox Updates iOS App With New Photos Experience and a "Shiny New Design"

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 14, 2012.

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    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:
    Dropbox for iOS is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Dropbox Updates iOS App With New Photos Experience and a "Shiny New Design"
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Man I love this app.

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


    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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    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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    looks more like the hotmail outlook with the blue and the check marks etc
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    Dropbox as a service has totally changed the way I use my devices.
  10. tardegrade, Dec 14, 2012
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    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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    I wish they would do something about not being able to read long file names.
  12. Scrumper, Dec 14, 2012
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    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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    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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    Indeed - It's a basic feature that should really be implemented. Maybe I should contact them and suggest it?
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    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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    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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    Very Windows 8 icon much like the Yahoo! Mail app for iOS.
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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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    Do you even use dropbox ? The damm icons are placed the same way.
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    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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    With the Dropbox Android app I can edit TXT files, in iOS I can't. That really sux.
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    Yeap is a damm shame, what ido is either copy to clipboard and edit in another app or open in....

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