Dropbox 3.0 for iOS 7 brings new design, better sharing, video, and PDF handling

Dropbox 3.0 for iOS 7 brings new design, better sharing, video, and PDF handling

Dropbox has been updated to version 3.0 and it brings with it an all-new, all iOS 7 look and feel. That includes a smoother, faster iPad experience with easy-to-toggle full screen mode. You can share more easily, including via AirDrop. There's also video saving, and enhanced PDF viewing.

Dropbox 3.0 for iPhone screenshots

It definitely scores highly on the deference and clarity scales. Clean, crisp, and consistent. If you like the core principles of iOS 7, you'll like this update.

If you're already using Dropbox, the update is ready and waiting for you. If not, check it out on the App Store now.

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Dropbox 3.0 for iOS 7 brings new design, better sharing, video, and PDF handling

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I like the new design of Dropbox and all
The new ios7 based apps. They are making it simpler and more effective in getting things done. Now the only thing I wish they would fix is being able to pay one flat rate for an allotted amount of space. It's surprising how much a few short videos of 1080p on my iphone take up in Dropbox.

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"Clarity" ? Did you mean "Brightness" ?
"Deference" ? With gaudy blue skeletal "buttons" over a white control bar clashing with the gaudy blue skeletal over white content items ?
You must be kidding.
This is one of the most ugly, lazy, uninspired and uninspiring iOS7 redesigns I have seen so far.

It's funny how two people can perceive the same thing differently. Do you have any sort of art background the inspired your dislike of the redesign?

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Well said, but this is just another in a long line of lazy, blinding, confusing apps that have received the iOS7 treatment.

It's funny how people regurgitate Apple pr on iOS 7 and its apps, completely gone are things like clarity, deference, and simplicity, instead we have confusing elements of white on white for everything. And I thought glyphs and clip art where relics of the early 90's we'd never have to see again, only to have Apple dig them up for iOS, hopefully this cheesy fad will die off fast.

I think this has a lot to do with not having Jobs leading the way. The autobiography of Jobs by Issacson is excellent (audio book is great cause you can listen while doing other stuff by the way) and it details a lot of how apple guided design, said "this not that", "that takes too many clicks" "that's not organized well", "that font is hard to read" and i think what we are getting now is the Cook vision and the Ive vision which in my opinion are not perfectly in line with the jobs vision. I think jobs would have evolved but like you point out of glyphs and clip art. I be Jobs would have gone, "some of these make no sense." I think he'd have looked at many of the icons and gone "that doesn't look anything like what it's supposed to be. How will people know that's a game app or a photo app from that mass of colors." That sort of thing. I'm not saying he wouldn't have changed, even gone all flat like this but i think there are many design and organizational things where he would have gone, "no, i won't sacrifice function for eye candy here or here" or "you think that's eye candy and i think it's just ugly. Change it. Go with my idea of eye candy not yours."

I gotta agree. I'm obviously not a big fan of ios 7 but whats more disturbing to me is that i've noticed a whole lot of ios 7 apps is starting to look the same: all white with "skeletal" blue/grey/black letters. Take the new tweetbot, it doesn't look too much different than the official twitter app. and it was known for it's look before. At least the official twitter app has some blue bars on the top to break the ocean of white. This app doesn't. And many others don't. I've begun to find it amazingly sterile and monotonous. Like a hospital ward. There are exceptions but i've noticed a pattern of sterility in the look of apps.

Update is cool but I still use Boxie. Boxie does 2 things that are important to me. Full screen view for documents, ppts, etc and the ability to email direct attachments, not links.

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Apparently many devs think they need to copy Apple's ugly design language, gone are the days when each app was unique, and had gorgeous design, now it's all just a sea of white, with some thin blue glyphs here and there.

Same thing happened with UIKit in iOS 2.0. Same thing typically happens at first with any new design language. You imitate, you learn, you transcend.

Just like with the previous design language, over the next year or two, things will evolve.

I was waiting for this update! I'm so happy that Dropbox has done such a great job at making this app look like a native iOS 7 file system. This is exactly how iCloud should look and function in my opinion.

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Always been a fan of Dropbox for its great integration with a lot of apps. I like that it now looks right at home with iOS 7. With so many apps now updating their UI to match the new iOS, it feels more and more like it's one big unified system.

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What is going to be left to say when all of the apps we use are iOS 7 [design] compliant?
This app does look nice, though. I'm happy with it.
Look at Rene... Showcasing some of his mad artistic skills!

Love Dropbox, it has definitely been a savior many times, making it easy to retrieve docs in case of an emergency.

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One more app for the iOS 7 look and feel. There are some apps that I really want to go iOS 7 but they still won't!

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As a Dropbox user, I really like the new user interface. It definitely enhances the, and utilizes, the IOS7 operating system.

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Where this update ticked me off is the "Dropbox needs your location". No, no it does not. And it keeps popping that stupid thing up. It doesn't NEED my location, I don't want background uploading.

Been using Dropbox from the beginning. I like this update. The interface is cleaner and the enhanced ability to share files via various methods really makes Dropbox easier to use.

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The update will give me even more use than it already has. This is app is indispensable on my iPhone.

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Visually it's a great update, getting it aesthetically aligned to iOS 7. As far as features go, I wonder why they haven't come up with a way on iOS to save other file types to Dropbox. In mobile Safari, a PDF can be sent to iBooks, Dropbox, or opened with other apps. Why can't I do the same with MP3s or MP4s?

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It's maddening that files don't automatically go full screen on my iPad and there's an extra step to do so. Sounds trivial but not when you're switching between documents often. The extra taps add up.

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I like the new update. It always had a clean and simple look, but looks better with the iOS7 visuals. I wish that Box would update their app to iOS7 and have the ability to scroll through pictures easier like Dropbox or Google Drive among others. I usually use Box simply because I have way more storage space. Cloud storage is an amazing mobile feature.

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This update is broken for my device. It continually shows the losing screen. Hopefully Dropbox will fix this bug.

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