13 December 2016
Dropbox app for Windows has received a new update that brings a major UI makeover. Dropbox app has now received Project NEON’s design elements incorporated into it. To those uninitiated, Project Neon is Microsoft’s upcoming design language for Windows and Microsoft will provide more details of it in the coming Build developer conference which is going to held next month.
So, Project Neon isn’t available yet and the Dropbox has started adorning itself to make it ready whenever the biggest announcement will be made.
Microsoft Project Neon is basically an improved version of the current Microsoft Design Language 2 (MDL 2). The Project NEON design language features a lot cleaner, simple, and minimalistic design. The improved design is said to be the combo of Windows 7 Aero Glass design and various new animations.
Talking about the major change that Dropbox is showing as part of the Project Neon is the Side-Nav Acrylic design. Microsoft is bringing a new component called the “Acrylic” to the Windows 10 design, which makes the background, sidebar, or the navigation of the app blur.
These are known as “Side-Nav Acrylic”, “Background Acrylic” and “In-App Acrylic” respectively. And the featured screenshot is reflecting the same that as a part of Project Neon, Dropbox has received the Side-Nav Acrylic” design.
In addition to this major UI overhaul, the update also brings a few performance improvements. Download the app from the Windows Store.
Dropbox | Windows | Microsoft Store, Free