It’s finally here! Gallery view in Dropbox. This is great news.
But for me, it might be just a little too late.
A few months ago, I was looking for the best place to stash about 20 years worth of photos. As it was, they were scattered across many different cloud platforms – Apple Photos, Smugmug, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Prime photos – you name it.
It was complete chaos.
For a relatively organized person – this mess of photos was driving me crazy.
I needed a solution.
Dropbox or Google Drive For Photos?
After doing my research I narrowed my choices to Dropbox and Google Drive.
I felt that Dropbox made the process of uploading and organizing photos super simple.
Google Drive, on the other hand, kind of works the same way for personal accounts – but for business accounts, the process is not so intuitive.
However, Google Photos has this nifty Assistant feature where it automatically creates collages and animations from your photos.
Because Dropbox made organizing so easy – I really wanted to love it.
But there was one critical thing missing from Dropbox.
What?! No Gallery View in Dropbox?
In the past, you could only see your files and photos in a list view in Dropbox.
For me, this was a deal breaker.
I wanted, no – I NEEDED to have a gallery view when looking at the photos in my folders (not just in the Dropbox Photos app – there is a difference).
So, I went with my number 2 choice and upgraded to more storage in Google Drive.
Well, Guess What Dropbox Just Did?
Yep. They just rolled out the gallery view and I am beside myself.
With gallery view, you can now see thumbnails of your photos in a grid format.
This is great news for you. But not for me.
I am pretty entrenched with Google Photos now. And I’m not sure if I want to make another switch.
Of course, I am paying for additional space at Google too. So….
Use These Other New Dropbox Features, Too
In addition to gallery view in Dropbox – they also rolled out some other useful new features:
- Simpler navigation
- Switch between linked accounts
- New checkboxes to take actions on files and folders
- See your team members, and
- the coveted new gallery view in Dropbox
If you want to see all of these new Dropbox features in action – sign into your account or sign up for a free Dropbox account here and take the quick tour.
What Do You Think About These New Dropbox Features?
So, tell me, is it just a little nerdy that I am really excited about this gallery view in Dropbox? Or do you think it is pretty cool, too?
And while we’re chatting – let me know what service you use to organize your photos online. I am always looking for new suggestions.
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