Dropbox is probably the king of cloud storage. Well, if not the king, at least a high-ranking duke or something. So a great many people will be happy to hear the app is getting an update today to version 2.4, bringing with it a few design tweaks, as well as an interesting feature for linking new computers.
Here's the changelog per Dropbox, plus what we've noticed in italics.
- Resolves issue preventing 3rd party app authentication
- Set up Dropbox on your computer using your phone's camera
- New icon
- New file/folder icons in app
The computer linking is an interesting process. In the app settings, you can choose to link a new computer using the phone's camera. You'll go to a special Dropbox connect URL on the PC and scan a neat Dropbox logo made out of QR codes with the phone's camera. A pre-authorized installer is then pushed to your computer – no additional signing in necessary. This is the same version of the installer you can get by going to the Dropbox forums and getting the early release build (2.7.49).
As for the UI stuff, there's a new icon that actually looks like the old icon without a border around it. The icons in the app have also been changed a bit – they're lighter and flatter now.