File sync goes Final: Dropbox 1.0 released

Dropbox logoFast synchronization of files to the Web, to Windows, Mac, Android and even the iPhone: Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. Dropbox is faster than Windows Live Mesh (sorry Windows Live team to say that! — please just try it out to know that I’m right), and you can sync more devices than Mesh does. The development team has now published the long-awaited version 1.0 of its sync program. Code-named “Rainbow Shell”, Dropbox 1.0 fixes many bugs and issues reported by users of the past beta releases. Jon Ying, designer in the Dropbox team, declares:

1.0 is a milestone for us, and with it we want to communicate our confidence that Dropbox is stable, high-quality software. The service has grown from a simple sync app to something that’s changed the way lots of people work and communicate.

Dropbox offers you 2GB free online storage. Now you can also customize what to sync (selective syncing). For example, you might want to sync only important files to your smartphone, as it has only limited space, while performing a full sync with your notebook. Sharing your uploaded files with your friends and workmates is possible too, so collaboration is an easy task.

The new Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Dropbox clients now handles large amounts of files with many changes more efficiently and enhance “memory usage by up to 50%”, effectively leaving more RAM for your work applications.

Download the clients from the Dropbox website. You may also view an intro video there. The updated installation assistant helps you to set up the software for the first time.