A Link to the Past

Posted by Nikrad Mahdi on March 28, 2013
Dropbox, Web / 6 Comments

So your pals back at Kokiri Forest have been sending you a ton of Dropbox links to their photos and folders. But you’ve been trekking across the plains of Hyrule, braving water temples, and you know, vanquishing evil. It’s awesome getting all these links, but who has the time to keep track of them all?

Well, have we got a big chest for you: starting today, you can see all the shared links you’ve recently visited in a brand new ‘From others’ tab! Ba-dah-dahn-dahhh!

'From Others' links tab in Dropbox

Everything you’ve visited in your Dropbox link journey will be collected in one place. And in case you want a particular link out of sight and mind, you can always ‘x’ it out.

Or if you prefer not to revisit the past at all, you can also turn the entire thing off from the account settings page.

Happy adventuring!

Discover the new Dropbox menu on your computer

Posted by Max Belanger on March 12, 2013
Dropbox, Mac, Mobile, Web, Windows / 390 Comments

Hey everyone!

Life (in Dropbox) moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. And with all the stuff you’ve got goin’ on, we figured it’d be handy for you to keep track of all your exploits in one place: the Dropbox menu!

The new Dropbox menu

We’ve made it easier than ever to accept invitations to shared folders, see links or albums that people have shared with you, and keep tabs on what’s changed in your Dropbox.

If someone shares a link with you, you can now get to it immediately — directly from the Dropbox menu! You’ll get notifications in real time as people share with you, and can see them later just by clicking the Dropbox icon. You can also accept or decline invitations to shared folders directly from your desktop.


Quickly share from the Dropbox menu

We’ve also made it easier to see what’s recently changed in your Dropbox and added a quick way to share your stuff with a link, right from the Dropbox menu.


Shared folder invites on mobile

But why should computers have all the fun? Notifications for shared folders will also show up on the latest versions of our iOS and Android apps (and on the web at dropbox.com/events) so you can keep tabs on your stuff from anywhere.

If you’re ready to explore the new features, download the latest version of Dropbox!

Meet the Dropbox Chooser: a new way to add stuff from Dropbox

Posted by Dima Ryazanov on November 14, 2012
Dropbox, Web / 596 Comments

As you make your way around the web, you’re bound to come across ‘attach’, ‘upload’ and ‘add file’ buttons pretty often.  Right now, most of these only let you choose stuff from your computer, and you need to upload again if you make any changes. Lame.

Enter the Dropbox Chooser: a new way for developers to let you access the photos, docs and videos in your Dropbox from any web application, and keep them updated. We recently announced that you could share from Dropbox inside Facebook Groups, and with the Dropbox Chooser, we’re making a similar feature available for other app developers.

And that’s not all — starting today, you can see the Dropbox Chooser in action on Asana! We’re huge Asana fans here at Dropbox, and believe in their goal to help you get more done, so working with them to include the Dropbox Chooser in their app seemed only natural.

Now, when you update an Asana task, you can attach a file from Dropbox to keep everyone up to date, while keeping all your stuff in one place!


So go out and enjoy yourself on the interwebs! And keep an eye out for places where you can ‘add,’ ‘attach’ or ‘upload’ from Dropbox — the Chooser’s there to keep your stuff up to date and right where you need it.

P.S. Developers, check out more info on the Chooser.

Drag and drop it like it’s hot!

Posted by Rajeev Nayak on April 05, 2012
Dropbox, Web / 1,023 Comments

Wanna see something awesome? If you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, you can now upload files by dragging them from your desktop onto the Dropbox website. After Dropbox detects the upload, it’ll work its magic to get your stuff wherever you need it. This is just a small step toward giving you a simpler (and more fun!) dropbox.com.


We’ve refreshed the Dropbox mobile website!

Posted by Jon Ying on September 08, 2011
Dropbox, Mobile, Web / 834 Comments

It’s been a while (3 years, in fact!) since we last took a look at our mobile web interface — but better late than never! Today, we’re upgrading the mobile website experience for a bunch of devices, including iPhone, Android (2.1+), and Windows Phone 7 , so you can always have your Dropbox on the go. Our intern Cathy has single-handedly revamped the look and feel, added your favorite features from the Dropbox website, and tested thoroughly for a smooth experience. You’re awesome, Cathy! You can visit the new mobile web interface at http://www.dropbox.com/m

For starters, we’ve made the mobile web interface closely resemble what you might find natively on iPhone and Android. This includes borrowing the quickactions behavior from an upcoming update to our Android app (coming soon!), more screen space reserved for your files, and a home screen that lets you hop around the app quickly. Much of what you see here was due to jquerymobile’s style sheet.


  • Search: Finally, you can search your Dropbox for that e-book that was such a pain to browse to!
  • File quick actions: Whether you are browsing or searching for files, now in addition to downloading a file, there is also a quick action menu dropdown that gives you access to additional things you can do to your files.  For now, that means sharing and deleting.
  • Share: We’ll generate a link that helps you quickly share a file or folder with your friends.  Simply copy a link to your device clipboard or email the link on.
  • Delete: Got a few minutes to spare? Try out our new delete functionality and clean up your Dropbox.
  • Account settings: For easy access to your basic account settings, go to the new account settings tab.
  • Internationalization: We now offer our mobile site in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese!

In the future, we’ll be adding support for more devices, easier ways to share, referrals, and more actions for your files and folders. Stay tuned! Another round of applause for Cathy’s hard work this summer :)

As always, if you’d like to apply for an internship or job at Dropbox, check out our jobs page: http://www.dropbox.com/jobs


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