Dropbox has announced their latest update, and this one brings the version number up to a nice milestone — 1.0. And perhaps more important than that is the new features and improvements that have come along. To begin with, Dropbox version 1.0 is described as having “huge performance enhancements.” That said, according to Dropbox, what makes that so is;
“We completely re-architected the client-side sync engine to optimize the response time, scale, and resource consumption. Keeping track of millions of files can require lots of memory if not done properly. This version reduces memory usage by up to 50%. It’s speedier and more efficient when handling big changes to your Dropbox while ensuring that smaller changes remain quick.”
Otherwise, there were improvements to the overall user experience such as better organization in the menus and on the Mac side the app was completely rewritten using Cocoa so now the app “looks and feels much more native on the Mac.”
In addition you will also find selective sync and extended attribute sync which are described as follows;
Selective Sync – If you have a netbook or a computer with a tiny hard drive, syncing your entire Dropbox isn’t always a great idea. You also might not want certain files on your home computer to pop up on your work computer. Selective Sync solves these problems! You now can choose which folders get downloaded to which computers. This saves you time so you don’t have to sync stuff you don’t need.
Extended Attribute Sync – Syncing resource forks have historically been a pain for Mac users. In case you don’t know, resource forks are a secret area of a file that certain applications (like Quicken, Quark, and OmniGraffle) use to store important data. Most sync programs today completely ignore these forks, which results in a corrupted file on the other end. But worry not! Resource forks and other extended attributes now work great with Dropbox. Hooray!
Those using Dropbox can grab version 1.0 by heading to www.dropbox.com/install.
Read [Dropbox Blog]