Dropbox app on Windows 10 adds in-app camera, new UI, more in latest update
Cloud storage has become the norm for many users. Sharing files seamlessly across countless distances has found many uses in business and personal endeavors. That’s why applications such as Dropbox for Windows 10 are popular choice for the Universal Windows platform. Today, Dropbox just got even better with the release of Dropbox UWP 4.2.
“More is coming,” Rudy Huyn, a developer for Dropbox, said in a tweet earlier this year. More was right! The major update includes:
- After using copy, delete, or rename, a notification toast will appear. Swipe to remove it or click the undo button to undo the action.
- Notifications view will include a preview of comments and be able to browse a folder that is not in your Dropbox.
- New transitions and animations to ease performance on GPU.
- Reactive UI for Desktop or tablet when the Dropbox window is small while previously the app had a minimum width of 500px.
- The new Search feature can be accessed online and offline. It will include mini breadcrumbs, a distinction with files of the same name, and allow easy navigation to parent folders. Also, you are able to extend your search results to the parent folders by selecting the name in the header.
- The Add button appears as a small plus sign at the bottom right of the application. Clicking it brings up a small menu that allows the users to upload files, photos, take pictures, and create folders.
- Via the Add button, the camera can now take pictures and record videos. The files will be uploaded to the current folder.
- Recent activity will now include comments with a preview.
- The photo tab is now updated in real time and videos will display a length timestamp in the corner.
The full changelog can be accessed for public consumption via Dropbox Paper. Other small improvements include background uploads and general performance tweaks of course. As the application develops further, Dropbox continues to build a reputation for itself as one of the smoothest cloud storage services available.