Dropbox for iOS revamped with focus on photos

Summary:Dropbox refreshes its iPhone app with an improved experienced for uploading, storing and sharing digital photos.

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Forget spring cleaning. It seems like everyone is sprucing up their mobile apps in time for the holidays, and Dropbox is the latest one to release an update.

The cloud storage provider announced that it has revamped its iOS app, and the big focus here was on the photos experience.

Based on the new design and features, it looks like Dropbox is diving deeper into the photo sharing side of its storage service.

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The big addition is a new timeline of photos automatically uploaded from the user's mobile devices. The new viewing abilities looks more glamorous on the iPad version of the app as it takes advantage of the larger display real estate for fullscreen shots.

It's definitely not quite the same as sharing photos on Instagram, Facebook or Flickr yet, but it will be interesting to watch where Dropbox is going with all of this. Maybe Dropbox's product designers summed up the evolving strategy  best in a blog post on Friday by advertising Dropbox as "a one stop shop for all your memories."

Other features included in this update is the ability to upload files directly to specific folders as well as a cleaner design with "'barely-there' gradients" and "delicate lines."

The updated version of Dropbox for iOS is available to download for free now.

Screenshots via The Dropbox Blog

Topics: Cloud, Apps, iOS, Smartphones, Storage

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