Users of Dropbox will rejoice as numerous changes have been made to the popular online file backup service.
For Mac users, the desktop file download size has been reduced by 20 percent and the user interface has been vastly improved. Dropbox also asserts that the computer memory allocation has been reduced by 50 percent. Most significantly, users are now offered the option of Selective Sync. Each platform linked to the Dropbox account now has its own preference pane, allowing the user to designate which files are synced on each selected computer. Work files may be synced with work computers while other files, such as music or games, may be synced with more recreationally geared devices.
Dropbox is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android. 2 GB of storage is free, and users can upgrade to 50 GB ($9.99/month) or 100 GB ($19.99/month).