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Dropbox redesign adds action bar, photo viewer, and more

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Cloud storage powerhouse Dropbox has redesigned its website and main interface with welcome new features including an all-powerful “action bar”, a Lightbox photo viewer, better search, and more, the company announced Thursday evening.

Dropbox engineer Trevor Berg writes:

One of our main goals was to slim down dropbox.com and focus on the star of the page: your stuff. We’ve put all the tools you need at your fingertips, but only when you need them.

The new action bar at the top of the screen does it all. Think of it as a multi-tool that adjusts to your needs. You can use it to sort your files by name, date, size, and type. Or, if you select a file or folder, the bar will change to let you perform a variety of actions on your selection.

Another important addition to its revamped interface is a Lightbox photo viewer that allows you to see your photos and videos in full screen. On top of the photo viewer, the company has added thumbnails for all kinds of image and video files so you can actually figure out what the hell “IMG47565.JPG” is without having to open or download it.

Other great features that Dropbox has added include the ability to drag-and-drop files, improved multiple-file selection, and faster search. Plus, the company says to “expect a lot more cool stuff in the next few months.”

San Francisco-based Dropbox has raised around $257 million in funding to date, with the majority of that coming from its massive $250 million round last October. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, RIT Capital Partners, Valiant Capital Partners, and Hadi and Ali Partovi.

Check out more screenshots of the new Dropbox redesign below:

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