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  1. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    We've been working really hard on the new iOS and Android apps at Dropbox (among so may other things).

    Here's the icon I've designed for v.2.

    The @2x version of this shot is actual pixels pulled from my iPhone and the 1x version is a resized and doctored frankenstein that looks awful. Also, the iPhone wrapper I used can be found here.

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    over 1 year ago

  2. Marvin Kennis Marvin Kennis

    You missed a huge opportunity by not trying to squeeze a 3D box shape in a rounded rectangle ;) But seriously, I like it. Way better than the current one!

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Jessica Paoli Jessica Paoli

    Aside from liking this, 6/29 is my birthday. Double likes!

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    over 1 year ago

  4. Nathan Walker Nathan Walker

    Thank god you're updating it to this. This is amazing, the current one is terrible.

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    over 1 year ago

  5. lisa romero lisa romero

    hard. worker.

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    over 1 year ago

  6. Matthew Wiard Matthew Wiard

    Really like the presentation, looking good

    over 1 year ago

  7. Chris Wallace! Chris Wallace!

    Bevels, drop shadows, gradients... CHECK!

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    over 1 year ago

  8. Shannon Hatch Shannon Hatch

    Yay!

    over 1 year ago

  9. Kerem Suer Kerem Suer

    I like how this icon ties to some of the blue buttons you guys have. I'm usually not a huge fan of softer effects for iOS icons, simply because on a very dark background the bottom shadow might make the icon look a little blurry. Proportion of the Dropbox logo mark is much better than the current version btw.

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    over 1 year ago

  10. Blaze Pollard Blaze Pollard

    I love the subtle inner shadow/highlight.

    over 1 year ago

  11. Derek Jensen Derek Jensen

    Can't wait for a notification to update!

    over 1 year ago

  12. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    Glad you all like it.

    @Kerem totally, i'm using a technique here that leaves a darkened edge in hopes of alleviating the blurry issue. I experimented with a few different versions including an all-out flat version. The flat version just felt so dull, boring, and lifeless, while the dimension on the soft one made it feel touchable. You can compare the two versions here:

    Flat
    Dimension

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    over 1 year ago

  13. Kerem Suer Kerem Suer

    @Morgan your links are not working for me :(

    over 1 year ago

  14. Tyler Galpin Tyler Galpin

    I am mostly in agreement with Louie Mantia's call for app icons that are simple, yet get the point across. I don't really care for protruding icons on my homescreen :(

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    over 1 year ago

  15. Brent Cox Brent Cox

    @Kerem Suer This is amazing!! I want this right now!! I wish it was the original icon!

    over 1 year ago

  16. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    @Kerem they're not loading? they should have directive text on them that says "Add to your homescreen" -

    over 1 year ago

  17. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    @Tyler I like a bit of dimensionality. I think it plays well with the platform when totally flat feels out of place. Our stuff is entirely flat on Android because the exact opposite is true.

    No need to be sad, brooj :(

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  18. Kerem Suer Kerem Suer

    @Morgan I take it back, just loaded em on my phone and you're right. I actually do enjoy the flat version, but the dimensional screams tap me. Nice job.

    over 1 year ago

  19. Haziq Mir Haziq Mir

    This is perfect. Just how app icons should be. Can't wait for the app :)

    over 1 year ago

  20. Devon Henderson Devon Henderson

    Love it! I also love simple icons, but come on. This looks HOT on Retina displays. It seems a waste to use simple icon design when the medium allows for such stunning styles like this.

    over 1 year ago

  21. Mike Meyer Mike Meyer

    @Morgan the flat icon is probably too simple. Even those super flat icon apps (Rdio, Clear, Transit) have super-subtle aspects (gradient, top highlight, logo shadow) that help them fit in with the surrounding app icons.

    I’d love to see this go in a similar direction to Facebook’s app icon. It’s one of the best flat app icons I’ve seen in a while.

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    over 1 year ago

  22. Evan Dinsmore Evan Dinsmore

    @Morgan Allan Knutson I actually *love* that flat one. A lot. It looks so classy.

    At the very least maybe try it without the shadow/highlight on the logo?

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  23. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    @Mike Facebook went flat? I'll check it out. For sures on the other flat duders. But even then, with say rdio's splashes of colored radial gradients, I don't think it's dimensional enough.

    I think practicality and legibility are first and foremost, but I want my icons to stun people. My goal is to make people feel like the other apps on their screen are antiquated.

    Obviously, that's ambitious as fuuuuhhh, and I'm not saying I've necessarily achieved that here but I am personally proud of the way this turned out. :)

    Maybe I'll hate it in a few weeks and wish it wasn't so touchtastic.

    over 1 year ago

  24. Cory Angen Cory Angen

    I have to agree with @Evan Dinsmore. I like that flat one a lot, too. I think it's mostly that the logo looks so nice and crisp white, but with the shadow it looks like a very light grey, but it's still great. Big improvement over the one it's replacing.

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    over 1 year ago

  25. Mike Meyer Mike Meyer

    @Morgan they went flat-ish. I guess I consider all non-glossy single-color app icons “flat”.

    In my opinion (which I have many of), Rdio’s doing it wrong, but the app icon’s flatness fits their general aesthetic. Same with Clear.

    Facebook’s icon is closest to what app icons should look like on iOS 6 (once again, IMO).

    I guess if the Dropbox app has those short puffy bevels (and I’m sure it will, given that that’s your style), the app icon style would make sense. Just doesn’t seem to fit in with the other icons: http://cl.ly/LTCC

    N E WAYS. Tea time.

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    over 1 year ago

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