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New Drobox app is terrible!

New Drobox app is terrible!

pavsiingh
Helpful | Level 6

If I wanted to look at the latest files uploaded to my dropbox, I'd click on the dropbox icon in my menubar (Mac OS) and click on the folder containing the file that was last uploded as the folder tree was right under the file name.

 

On top of that I could right click the file name in the app, copy a link to these files and share it with whatever app I wanted to as the link was now in my clipboard. I could also go to folder the file was in simply by clicking the name of it etc etc and now ALL I can do is open the file. 

 

Who makes these incredibly stupid and unintuitive design decisions? ADD functionality, don't remove it.

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Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

MarkRM
Helpful | Level 5

Spoke to Dropbox support and this might (hopefully) not be intentional and an issue with the latest early release version. If you need to revert, do this:

1 Log in to dropbox.com using your web browser.
2 Click on you account picture/avatar at the top right corner of the page.
3 Click on "Settings".
4 From the "General" tab, scroll down to the section titled "Preferences" and uncheck the box next to "Include me in early releases" if it is checked.

 

That fixed it for me.

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Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @pavsiingh, thanks for posting on our Community and taking the time to share your thoughts on this. 

Just to make sure I got this right, can you send me a screenshot of how this looks like on your end? 

If you could also include the version of the desktop app you're using at the moment, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

dougschi
New member | Level 2

I have the same exact problem.  It's like dropbox stepped back 5 years.   It doesn't show "FOR YOU",  "RECENT", and "NOTIFICATIONS" .. .Now it can only pause syncing and open recent files in the desktop.  It no longer delivers an easy way to create a link

This is actually extremely serious!  It slows me down tremendously.

 

BEFORE

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AFTER

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Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

MarkRM
Helpful | Level 5

I absolutely agree. One of the best things they added in the last few years was the search box, which I used constantly as I work out of Dropbox on all my work projects. They've now bafflingly removed this, along with a bunch of other functionality, for no other reason I can see except to force people over to their (pretty terrible) standalone app. This is a huge step backwards.

Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

MarkRM
Helpful | Level 5

Spoke to Dropbox support and this might (hopefully) not be intentional and an issue with the latest early release version. If you need to revert, do this:

1 Log in to dropbox.com using your web browser.
2 Click on you account picture/avatar at the top right corner of the page.
3 Click on "Settings".
4 From the "General" tab, scroll down to the section titled "Preferences" and uncheck the box next to "Include me in early releases" if it is checked.

 

That fixed it for me.

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Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

Rich
Super User II

@MarkRM wrote:

Spoke to Dropbox support and this might (hopefully) not be intentional and an issue with the latest early release version


Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

lennykoy
New member | Level 2

I've unchecked it, restarted the desktop app, and it is still the same after. 

Were there any further 'revert to old version' option?

Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

MarkRM
Helpful | Level 5

Hey Lenny.

 

You have to download and reinstall the app from the Dropbox download page as well (a simple restart will not do it).

Re: New Drobox app is terrible!

Rich
Super User II

@lennykoy wrote:

I've unchecked it, restarted the desktop app, and it is still the same after.


@MarkRM is correct. Disabling the setting just prevents you from getting new early release versions going forward. You need to remove the beta and install a stable version of the Dropbox app.

Dropbox menu bar top features gone

nana71
New member | Level 2

 

The top features like search and overview to navigate between notifications and updates on dropbox are gone. 

Is this an update or a bug? I use it all the time, workflow is bugged. Don't have connection problems and simply logged in. 

I have dropbox teams. So info or help welcome!

 

 

 

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