Dropbox revamping desktop client with new drop-down menu

Summary:Version 2.0 of Dropbox aims to improve the desktop user experience with a new drop-down menu.


While Dropbox's bread and butter is based in the cloud, the file sharing service and storage provider is rolling out a major refresh to the desktop user experience today.

Much like several other social media and cloud-based apps (i.e. Facebook, Box, Google Apps), Dropbox is also targeting real estate on the Mac desktop toolbar at the top of the screen.

With the Dropbox icon and drop-down menu, users should have easier access to notifications and sharing in the default upload folder.

It's a fairly straightforward and simple update, but it is significant because it puts Dropbox on more square-footing with some of the aforementioned cloud storage competitors.

The drop-down menu also keeps Dropbox front and center on the user's computer, reinforcing it as a default but ever-present application.

The San Francisco-based cloud company also has a quick mobile update today for iOS and Android users with notifications for shared folders now popping up on these apps.


Dropbox version 2.0.0 is available to download now.

Screenshots via The Dropbox Blog

Topics: Cloud, Collaboration, Enterprise Software, Storage, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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