1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    The popular cloud storage and file synchronization service, Dropbox, recently released a preview build of its upcoming 2.3x desktop client. The new client shows off four new features including screenshot saving, file moving, and iPhoto imports. The experimental build version 2.3.12, originally spotted by MacStories, not only gives users a sneak peak at the forthcoming update, but also lets Dropbox users test out the new features in the wild.

    The first addition is a tool that automatically saves a screenshot to a user’s Dropbox. In the Mac version, when users take a screenshot, it is automatically uploaded to a special folder in their Dropbox. The uploaded image can be shared quickly as the public link to the created file is automatically copied to the OS X clipboard, which can then be pasted in any number of apps to send off collaborators.

    Dropbox has also implemented “Move to Dropbox” feature that ties in with contextual menus in OS X. When users command-click, or right click, on a file or folder, a new “Move to Dropbox” option will appear that links to their main Dropbox folder. The feature works with almost any file type and location in Finder.

    The “Import from iPhoto” feature uses iPhoto albums to create Dropbox albums for sharing and viewing online. Macs have to run iPhoto 7.0 or higher to take advantage of the functionality. Last but not least, the company promises “much faster” upload and download speeds for larger files, which should be a positive for many users as the service is constantly editing and syncing documents remotely.

    Those of you interested in trying out Dropbox experimental build version 2.3.12 for Mac can download the software from the Dropbox forums or via this direct link.

    Are any of you excited to try out the latest build of Dropbox?

    Source: Dropbox via MacStories

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2013-06-07 04:38 AM
  2. quidam_brujah's Avatar
    It would be nice if it touted protection from Dropsmack.
    2013-06-07 04:53 AM
  3. Albut's Avatar
    But very expensive storage unless you want 100GB. Even Microsoft offer lower price storage for 29GB or so!!
    2013-06-07 04:59 PM
  4. 2k1's Avatar
    Dropbox is nice and all but so many more apps out there and can git some much more capacity with it.
    2013-06-07 05:01 PM
  5. jOnGarrett's Avatar
    dropbox for iOS is horrible. its so much better on Android.
    2013-06-08 01:13 AM
  6. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    dropbox for iOS is horrible. its so much better on Android.
    I know it has been asked/said before Jon, but why do you spend so much time on an Apple forum promoting Android all the time? You have no life? Enjoy ruffling feathers? Jealousy? I mean, really?
    2013-06-08 01:30 AM
  7. cheaposity's Avatar
    It will be cool if we could use Dropbox instead of iCloud in iCloud u get Max 5 GB I got 54 GB for free on Dropbox , may be in ios7 there is an option to do this .
    2013-06-08 10:32 AM
  8. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    It will be cool if we could use Dropbox instead of iCloud in iCloud u get Max 5 GB I got 54 GB for free on Dropbox , may be in ios7 there is an option to do this .
    There won't be. This is Apple we're talking here...

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2013-06-08 03:29 PM
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