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New Dropbox Mac beta adds iPhoto import, 'Move to Dropbox' command

updated 09:33 am EDT, Thu June 6, 2013

Features may not make it to finished code

Cloud storage service Dropbox has released a new experimental beta of its Mac client, testing out several features the company may want to push to the next official update. Among these is an iPhoto import feature, which allows albums and events in iPhoto to be turned into Dropbox albums viewable on the web. Similarly, a screenshot sharing option in the beta automatically copies a new screenshot to a special Dropbox folder, shares the file, and puts the public link in a user's clipboard.

A more general-purpose upgrade is the addition of a "Move to Dropbox" command in OS X's right-click contextual menus. The feature lets people quickly send files to the main Dropbox folder; organizing files into subfolders or turning on sharing requires extra steps.

Whether or not Dropbox will keep the new features is dependent at least partly on user feedback. The company will often choose to tweak its implementations, and sometimes pulled features can reappear at a later date.

by MacNN Staff




  1. andi*pandi


    Joined: 06-19-00

    I would love an "add to dropbox" option in the iOS photos app.

  1. pairof9s

    Senior User

    Joined: 01-03-08

    Agree, andi*pandi!

  1. YangZone

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 05-24-00

    And, of course, match Yahoo's 1TB free storage... .

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