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Web makeover!

Posted by Jon Ying on December 12, 2008
News, Website / 114 Comments

Greetings Dropbox citizens!

Did you open up http://www.dropbox.com today to find something new and shiny?  After several weeks of hard work, the web team is proud to unveil the redesigned Dropbox web interface.

A few things you’ll notice:

  1. Bulk operations (finally)!  Moving/deleting folders is now possible!
  2. Navigation is now on the top rather than the left.
  3. Information/actions are now displayed in small sideboxes on the right
  4. Font changes! (lucida grande on mac, lucida sans unicode for windows)
  5. Expanded footer
  6. The FAQ is gone and has been replaced by a comprehensive help center
  7. RSS feed for recent events!
  8. While ‘Files’ is still accessible, the default view is the home page.  To those of you worrying that the feed takes up too much space, we’ll be addressing this in the near future.
  9. ‘Upload’ has also been integrated into the filebrowser
  10. More information for file revisions
  11. Much more!

More changes are on their way too, so sit tight.

So, how does it look?  What do you like?  What don’t you like?  Let us know!

We’ve got a case of the Crunchies…

Posted by Jon Ying on December 02, 2008
Misc, News / 7 Comments

Hey everyone!  For those of you not familiar with the Crunchies, here’s a heads up:

The 2008 Crunchies is our second annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.

Readers are invited to nominate their favorite product or company in each of the fifteen award categories below. Readers can vote once a day until nominations end Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Midnight PST.

Five finalists will be selected for each award category and popular voting will run from December 15 – January 5, 2009 Midnight PST. The winners will be announced live at the award ceremony on January 9 in San Francisco.

Both start-ups and established technology companies are invited to submit themselves for consideration. Finalists will be selected by the Crunchies Committee based on their specific business accomplishments achieved during calendar year 2008.

We’re going for two awards – best user-interface design and best new start up of 2008.   We’d be more than honored if you could help us out! (you can vote once per day till the 10th)

best user-interface design:
http://crunchies2008.techcrunch.com/nominations/?nominee=Dropbox&category=4

best new startup of 2008:
http://crunchies2008.techcrunch.com/nominations/?nominee=Dropbox&category=14

Thanks a lot!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Jon Ying on November 27, 2008
Misc, News / 123 Comments

The Dropbox Team is thankful for the following things:

1.  Happy users!

2.  Rock Band

3.  2 hour long meetings that take place on a ping pong table

4.  Being able to work in a colorful city alongside other great startups and people

5.  Katana-ya, the Japanese restaurant open ’til 2AM located 3 blocks from our office

6.  Lastly, we’re thankful for people who are thankful for us.

So, what are all of you thankful for?

All of us here at Dropbox hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of revelry and great family bonding.  And of course, have fun stuffing yourselves full of amazing food.  Just try not to exceed your quota!  ;D

Cheers,
Dropbox

Penguin Love!

Posted by Drew and Arash on November 12, 2008
Linux, News / 30 Comments

Quick update on Linux support. Dropbox now officially supports Ubuntu 8.10 :-). The latest release (0.6.416) resolves the last of the Intrepid specific issues we know of. The Intrepid repository up and running and ready to add to your apt sources:

deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main

For those of you not running Ubuntu or Fedora, the latest dropbox nautilus source is (as always) available for compilation on your distro of choice here.

Enjoy!