Dropbox has just released version 2.0 of its desktop client for all supported operating systems. For some, it may be a disappointing update especially so if the latest experimental version of Dropbox is already installed on the system.
Dropbox 2.0 brings a new desktop menu to all versions of the file synchronization client that improves your interaction with files that have been recently changed, uploaded or shared.
When you click on the desktop icon on your system right now, you are presented with a list of recent changes and shares. This is helpful if the count is three or less, and not so much if you receive dozens or more files at a time as only the last three are displayed here.
One of the new features of the menu is the share button that is displayed when you hover your mouse over a recently changed item in your Dropbox. A click on the share button opens the Dropbox website in the default system browser. Here you are then taken to the sharing screen to share the file with email, Facebook or Twitter contacts.
The second new feature is the list of recent team or sharing activity right in the menu. Here you see the most recent invites that you may have received as well as the latest files that someone shared with you.
If someone invites you to share a folder, you can use the menu to accept or decline that invitation right from the desktop.
The Dropbox 2.0 update will roll our slowly as usual, and if you want to get it right now, you should grab the installer from the official Dropbox website and install the new version manually on your system. Note that I ran into issues doing so and had to uninstall the existing desktop client of Dropbox before I was able to install the new version on my Windows 7 system.
The new desktop menu seems to be the only change that Dropbox implemented into version 2.0 of their client.Advertisement
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