Dropbox Tests Web Installer for Trial Version 1.7.6

Until now, to download the stable version of Dropbox, you usually visit the Dropbox website and click the download button, which prompts you to save the Dropbox file to your computer. When the download finishes, if you run it, your client will be installed on your computer, here to install Dropbox no internet connection is needed. This is gonna change? Dropbox for the first time offers web installer for trial version 1.7.6.

How to Download and Install Dropbox Trial on Windows Online with Web Installer

With the web installer, Dropbox offers a small downloadable executable file that, when run on your system, downloads all the necessary files from the Dropbox servers, after which the Dropbox setup will run.

This has its advantages and disadvantages. The benefits of always being the latest version will be installed on the users computer. The downside is that users can no longer install Dropbox offline on multiple PCs if the online installer is offered instead of the full installer.

The minor installer saves the full installer on your computer: Here, Dropbox after downloading the complete installer online saves it in the same download directory from which you started the download process. So next time the full installer will come in handy when you reinstall without having to go through this process again.

Is Dropbox following Google’s path to Drive? which was also offered through the web installer

Google Drive offers web installer for users, is Dropbox going the way of Google in offering online installer?. To download Google drive, you need to log into your account and click on the download link that downloads the googledrivesync.exe file to your computer. We understand how annoying this process is, so we covered the post on how to download the latest version of Google Drive offline installer on your computer.

Aside from the new minor installer/downloader on Windows and with the addition of support for images of file types and thumbnails in popup notifications, this build has no new features except bug fixes.

What’s New in Dropbox 1.7.6 Trial Version

  • A new minor installer/downloader on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug where McAfee reports that Dropbox is trying to terminate its process.
  • Fixed a bug in Finder where overlays are not updated when Dropbox is launched.
  • Add support for images and file type thumbnails in popup notifications.
  • Display comprehensive error messages when an action on a notification fails.
  • Migrate recently changed file data to the new popup.
  • Fixes a bug where notifications sometimes do not “move” when they are refreshed.

You can download this trial version v1.7.6 at on here.

What’s your opinion on Dropbox’s online installation plan? Do you like that? do you accept when Dropbox only offers the web installer in its stable version too? share with us in the comments.

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