Have you checked out your Dropbox app today? Now that Apple has added the automatic update feature to the App Store, it is easy to miss new additions to apps as they are downloaded without our knowledge. That won’t happen to you with Dropbox 3.0. The completely redesigned app will be noticeable to you the moment you access your files from your iPad.
Yesterday, Dropbox announced that its iPhone and iPad app was completely redesigned to have the same look and feel as iOS 7. Although the changes were minimal, they are perceptible in every thing you do. The app has received a flatter, brighter, more minimalistic look. It has also been given a few new features to make it easier to share your documents with others.
The iPad, specifically, was redesigned to make viewing your documents and photos easier. Now, users can tap on a file or image to see it in full-screen mode, instead of having to select full-screen from a sub menu. When accessing a PDF, one new feature is multi-page view, which lets you see all pages in a document as thumbnails on the screen. Users can also seamlessly save videos to their storage library.
With version 3.0, users have better sharing integration with iOS 7. You can easily send document, images, and files to other iOS 7 devices using Dropbox. Plus, sending stuff to Facebook and Twitter are as easy as tapping an icon.
The service has been improved to be faster at loading photos and videos. I can attest to that on my iPad. Photos would normally take a very long time to load on my tablet. Today, I was able to access dozens of photos in one folder in a snap.
The app’s new features include:
- Beautiful new design for iOS 7
- Streamlined iPad experience: just tap on your files and photos to toggle fullscreen
- Improved sharing and exporting makes it easier than ever to send files to your favorite apps
- AirDrop support lets you send links and files in a snap
- Seamlessly save videos to your library
- Speed! Faster launch, photo loading, and video playback
- Vanquished our most common crashes
- Fixed bug that caused HTML to render as text
- Oodles of PDF viewing updates
If you don’t already have the app, Dropbox is available for free on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Download it in the App Store today. If you do already have the app and automatic updates are enabled on your device, you’ve already downloaded version 3.0. Check it out.