Dropbox makes Pause Sync more accessible, revamps setup wizard

Cloud backup and sync provider Dropbox has released a major new stable build for desktop with the launch of Dropbox 2.6.2 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. Version 2.6’s headline new feature is brand new, redesigned installers for Windows and Mac platforms, but there are some useful functional improvements too.

The redesigned installer aims to make the process as simple as possible, automatically downloading and installing the new version with significantly less user interaction than previously.

The setup process has also been tweaked, with users now logging in and being presented with the opportunity to change the

Other improvements include making the Pause Sync feature more accessible. Pause Sync, which allows users to temporarily suspend syncing, perhaps to free up bandwidth for other purposes, is now accessible via the Notification area or menubar’s pop-up menu.

Secondly, Dropbox 2.6 comes with the promise of a "significantly more responsive" Selective Sync user interface, which allows users to choose exactly which folders in their Dropbox account is synced with the computer the app is installed on.

The update also fixes more notable bug in Windows, which saw a selected number of users upgrading to the latest stable build from version 2.4.10 having to re-log into their account.

Version 2.6 follows a recent update to Dropbox for Android, which allowed users to invited others to shared folders and manage permissions directly from their Android device -- a similar update for iOS users is promised in early 2014.

Dropbox 2.6.2 FINAL is available now as a freeware download for Windows, Mac and Linux. Also available are Dropbox for Windows 8, Dropbox for Android and Dropbox for iOS.

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