Dropbox desktop client revamped with new menu and easier file sharing
Dropbox has announced version 2.0 of its desktop client, a major revamp that provides information for everything that is happening with a user's account, right from the menu bar.
The Dropbox menu, as the company calls it, drops down for immediate access to shared folders, users' folders uploaded to the cloud from devices, and the ability to share content that was just saved.
In version 2.0, once another user shares a folder with you, simply click the accept or deny button right from the app, doing away with any trickiness on the web interface that was once required.
A new share button has also been added next to content in the menu, making for easier sharing right when a file is uploaded. This is similar to what is available through CloudApp and will give Dropbox a leg up on Google Drive.
Dropbox has put a lot of focus into its mobile apps lately, so it's nice to see the desktop version get a much needed revamp. The file-sharing company has been on a tear lately, as its 100 million users are now saving a whopping 1 billion files per day.
Lastly, Dropbox says the new shared folder accept/deny functionality will extend to the iOS and Android apps, available now on their respective stores. Desktop users can grab the new update from Dropbox's download page.