Dropbox 2.0 for Android gets facelift, improved productivity tools

Dropbox released version 2.0 of its Android app this morning, and it’s a complete revamp of the last version. The update includes a total redesign of the app as well as plenty of welcome features for faster and easier file management.

Dropbox did a fantastic job with the new design. It’s simple, clean, and it’s one of the very few Android apps I don’t find ugly in the least. The new navigation bar at the top has three tabs: Dropbox, Uploads, and Favorites. Each of them have their own new features.

Every file in your Dropbox folder now has an arrow to the right of it. Tap it, and you’ll bring up a pop-over menu with options to share, favorite, delete, etc. The option to favorite a file is a new feature in Dropbox. It’s saved in the Favorites tab and you can access it any time even without an Internet connection because it saves locally. You can rename specific files from the app now, too.

The Uploads tab has been streamlined and includes support for uploading files from (and exporting files to) local storage — and not just one file either. Bulk upload is a nice addition in Dropbox 2.0 if you have a lot of files but only a little time.

Some other good news is the performance enhancements and bug fixes, along with Ice Cream Sandwich support for you Galaxy Nexus customers — that is if you can get a signal.

The updated Dropbox app is available in the Android Market. If you aren’t Dropbox user yet, now is a great time to give it a shot.

[via 9to5Google]

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