The new Dropbox website: An overview

To make dropbox.com even better and easier to use, we’re rolling out an updated design. A few things have changed with the redesigned version of dropbox.com:

Simpler navigation

The Dropbox website navigation is simplified in the new design. Click Files from your homepage to see Recents, Sharing, File Requests, and Deleted Files. Click Sharing to see the Links tab.

Paper is now located in the navigation that appears on the homepage, instead of under Files, as it was in the old design.

To access Photos, visit photos.dropbox.com. Photos has a streamlined navigation, letting you easily see your Timeline and Albums.

To access Events, hover over the file name of a shared folder and click the checkbox to see the Events option. To restore deleted files in the new design of the events page, click the name of the deleted file or files, and then click Restore on the screen that appears.

Help, Privacy, and the other options icon (…) are now in the lower corner of the My Files tab.

New Dropbox design

Switch between linked accounts

To switch to your personal account from your business account, click the name of your team at the bottom left of the navigation menu on the homepage. You’ll see the option to choose your personal account. Click your name again to see the option to switch back to your business account.

In the old design, you could change which account was displayed on a page-by-page basis. In the new design, you see one of your accounts displayed on every page until you switch accounts. When you search or view notifications, you’ll only see results for the account you’re currently using, not for both of your accounts.

New Dropbox design

Checkboxes let you take action on files or folders

In the old design, you right-clicked to take action on files or folders. To take action on a file or folder in the new version:

Moving your mouse over a file or folder name will also show an ellipsis (…) icon. Click the ellipsis (…) icon for additional options, such as Add comment, Rename, or Delete. Click the white space beside the name of the file or folder to open it.

To take action on all of the files or folders displayed on a page, click the checkbox next to Name at the top of the page.

Note: If you have a different active browser window, the checkboxes won’t appear when you hover over file or folder names. Click the browser window to make it the active window.

See your team members

Dropbox Business users see the name of their team at the bottom of the navigation menu on the homepage. To see a list of members, click your team name and then click Groups and Members.

Use grid view to browse files

Grid view is a new way to view thumbnail previews of your files. To use grid view:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Click the icon beneath the search bar at the top of the page (this icon looks like three stacked lines).
  4. Click Grid.

Once in grid view, click the Name header at the top left to view your files sorted by name, date of last file change, extension, file type, file size, or number of members who can view the file.

To select a file, hover over it and click the checkmark that appears. You also can select multiple files to do move or delete them all at the same time.

The homepage on dropbox.com

This section discusses a feature that is currently in alpha and is only available to a limited number of people. Learn more about Dropbox alpha and beta programs.

The homepage on dropbox.com shows you all the important information in your account, including:

  • Unread: New activity since the last time you used Dropbox. This includes your team’s recent activity, when someone @mentions you, and any comment threads you’re involved in.
  • Starred: Files and Paper docs you marked as favorites.
  • Recently viewed: Files and Paper docs that you recently viewed or edited, in the order that you accessed them.

To access your Dropbox files, click Files on the left side of the homepage. Files is like the previous dropbox.com homepage.

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