Dropbox is being simplified. This is a reaction to the growing demand for Dropbox to become a single digital workspace to house a user’s files, apps, work tools and team collaboration.
The secure file sharing solution is trusted by more than 500 million users and 4000,000 businesses worldwide, but with technology advancements and the flexibility of mobile devices and working in the cloud, it appears Dropbox has become a little scattered with files spread across multiple devices and apps that don’t necessarily talk to each or integrate well. To overcome this frustration, Dropbox is looking to pull everything together.
So, what’s being proposed?
Google docs including Google Sheets and Google Slides will be accessible via Dropbox and will be able to be created and shared within the platform. It’ll provide a single platform to create, manage and search for content whether it’s a file saved to the cloud, a web page or a local file.
A new team activity feed will enable visibility into shared work progress creating further flexibility and transparency across the platform.
Dropbox Extensions allowing users to start and finish workflows within the platform has been extended to incorporate Slack and Zoom conversations and directly share content to these from Dropbox.
A new desktop app also provides an improved experience for those registered users including being able to pin files to the top of a folder, adding folder descriptions to make it easier to search for items, creating to-dos, the ability to draw individual’s attention to a folder or to-do task through the use of @person’s name, receiving updates on file activity, who’s viewed a file or commented.