By Prarthito Maity | Mar 13, 2013 08:41 AM EDT
Dropbox, without any doubt, is one of the highly popular file hosting services on the planet offering cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software, and now the service just got better.
Dropbox has just released a brand new update for its desktop clients, found in the menu or system tray, that now sport a cleaner, more contemporary look, with a few new features, according to reports.
The developers have now bumped up the service to version 2.0 and the biggest noticeable change in the service is the prospect of more immediate notifications. Users can now see files they have been invited to share right away directly within the menu.
Users can also share directly from the menu more easily as well, saving the time that the users would have spent heading over to the Finder/File Explorer to carry out the operation.
“We’ve made it easier than ever to accept invitations to shared folders, see links or albums that people have shared with you, and keep tabs on what’s changed in your Dropbox,” the official Dropbox blog states.
“If someone shares a link with you, you can now get to it immediately — directly from the Dropbox menu! You’ll get notifications in real time as people share with you, and can see them later just by clicking the Dropbox icon. You can also accept or decline invitations to shared folders directly from your desktop.”
Those who have been using Dropbox for some time now will know that the new look to the service is actually a major improvement over the old look with the inclusion of large and clickable buttons, and even small thumbnails of the users’ recently shared and updated content.
While users will also notice that the customary link to the Dropbox folder or to the Dropbox Web site has been moved to the top, according to The Verge, “but one downside is that the new look apparently doesn't show you your available storage or a "pause sync" option on the top level — those are buried underneath the settings icon at the lower-right, along with the usual link to open preferences and help.”
Dropbox has also confirmed that the new notification feature will soon be available on its iOS and Android clients. The company has also has posted direct download links in its forum for the newly bumped up service and it requires at least OS X 10.6 or Windows XP.
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