Powerful quick access and notifications

You now have access to a more powerful dropdown from the Dropbox icon in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac). This is your go-to place to jump back into your work and easily keep track of what’s happening with your shared content. Let’s walk through some of its new functions-click the button below.

How to: a more powerful dropdown

Keep on top of things with the Notifications tab, which shows recent comments, @mentions, to-dos, changes to docs you follow, and more.

In the Recent tab, find quick links to files and activity. Sort by My activity or Team activity so you never miss an update. Get to work fast by starring the files you use most for quick access and share content directly from the tab. Files you star will also be available on the Home tab in your Dropbox account on dropbox.com and the mobile app.

Quickly find your work with a search bar that learns what you need and gives you search results on all your Dropbox content, including web-based files and files that are online-only.

You can create content (including web-based tools like Google Docs) straight from Dropbox in the system tray or menu bar. Click the + (plus) icon to create a new item.

Learn more about how to sign in to your Dropbox desktop app.