Everyone’s favorite cloud service, Dropbox, is now more attractive than ever, especially on OS X and iOS. Version 2.0 is out this week with a few nifty enhancements that make file sharing a pleasure.
Dropbox 2.0 comes with a new drop-down menu on the Mac allowing users to get a bird’s eye view of any new content being added to their Dropbox folder.
Media gets instantly previewed in the small drop-down window and users will find some handy quick-sharing links next to each and every file stored in Dropbox.
A two-pane view lets users instantly launch the Dropbox folder on their Mac or visit the online interface.
It’s easier to accept invitations to shared folders now, as well as to see links or albums that people have shared with you.
“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,” the development team explains.
It’s also easier to see what has changed in your Dropbox folder as of late, and notifications for shared folders will now show up on the latest versions of Dropbox iOS and Android as well.
On the Mac, Dropbox is a Universal Binary which works with all OS X versions starting with 10.4 (Tiger).
A Dropbox account can be created for free right from within the OS X client itself. You’ll instantly get 2GB of free storage when you sign up and, if you invite enough people to try out Dropbox, you’ll end up swimming in storage space.
On iOS, Dropbox requires iOS 5.0 or later and any iDevice starting with the iPhone 3GS. Download Dropbox for Mac (Free) Download Dropbox for iOS (Free)