Dropbox 2.0 brings a revamped UI and new photo features

We’ve seen a number of significant app updates over the past few days. There’s Flickr, which received new photo filters, 1Password, which got a total makeover. And this morning, Google+ received a nice little touch up.

This afternoon, we’re adding Dropbox to the list. The popular cloud-based storage service updated its iOS client today with ‘a shiny new design,’ and a new Photos tab, which puts all of your photos at your finger tips…

Dropbox explains the new photos experience in a post on its blog:

“Now all of your photos are right at your fingertips with the brand new Photos tab. With just a tap, you’ll be able to scroll through a timeline of all the photos you’ve automatically uploaded (including the pocket-dialed ones too). And since Dropbox is a one stop shop for all your memories, you can also check out the photos you’ve uploaded from everywhere else!

Also, when you select a photo, you’ll be able to view it in full-screen glory with nary a button in sight. This means you can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet. And to make things even better, our new speedy scroller will help you navigate all the way back to time immemorial (or your earliest photos) in seconds. Even if you have “Billions and Billions” of them.”

Dropbox has also streamlined the way that you upload files to your Dropbox account. Now you can just navigate to a folder and tap the “+” icon to upload something. This is much easier than the previous process, I like it.

As far as the shiny new design, Dropbox has essentially simplified the entire app. Text labels on the bottom tabs are gone, and everything else seems much more streamlined. Also, the app is sporting a new, glossier icon.

Dropbox is one of the few apps I use on a daily basis — mostly for uploading screenshots, and I really like the new uploading process. If you already have the app, I recommend updating. And if you don’t, you can find it here.