Dropbox implements major redesign

first_imgIn Dropbox‘s own words, the redesign just implemented for their web interface has been “turned up to 11.” If you visit the site today you will be in for a surprise as a major overhaul of the interface has taken place.The purpose of the redesign is to simplify the interface and put more focus on the actual content in your Dropbox. This has mainly been achieved with the introduction of a new multi-tool toolbar at the top of the page that auto-adjusts its options based on what you are currently doing. It has been coupled with a new right click menu with common options mirrored from the toolbar. As for interacting with files directly, the checkboxes have gone and been replaced with simple click selection. Multiple files can be selected and dragged, and there’s now an option to use keyboard shortcuts, which is a welcome addition for those of you working on a laptop without a mouse.The Dropbox team have taken a leaf out of Google’s book when it comes to search. Type anything in the new search box and your file and folder lists updates to cut down the option on-the-fly. It’s surprisingly quick.Finally, media access has been greatly improved. Images and video now have thumbnail previews, and a new photo viewer allows easy access to full screen shots. Dropbox say this is just the first stage in the update process. Now they have a new interface in place we can hopefully expect to see some new features in the coming months. I’d also like to see the storage allowances rise for each tear.Read more at The Dropbox Bloglast_img read more