In June, Dropbox showed a preview version of the “new Dropbox.”
The latest version is developed around a standalone app interface and centred on integrating all of your work tools into one place.
It is a notable exciting overhaul from the manageable shared folders that Dropbox has always been recognised for.
The new Dropbox will begin rolling out to everyone today.
The shared folders are now called Dropbox Spaces, which is a hub, efficiently, built around your shared files.
Following are some of what’s different:
- A Dropbox Space can have text information to break down its purpose, and essential to-do lists for handling upcoming tasks.
- A “For you” tab that exists in your Windows system tray or macOS menu bar draws info from your calendar and attempts to find files you might be looking for mid-meeting.
- “People pages” allows you to see everything you have shared or colluded on with a particular member of your team.
- Tools like Slack, Zoom and Trello can all be combined into a Dropbox Space, letting you join a Zoom Meeting or attach things to a Trello card from within a Dropbox space.
- Cloud files, like the ones in your Google Docs or Office 365 accounts, can be taken into Dropbox Spaces.
- You can presently search for things in your images, with Dropbox using computer vision to identify an image’s contents. Works with file formats like JPG, PNG, and GIF files. Dropbox says this will roll into Dropbox Pro today, while Dropbox Business plans to get it soon.
- Dropbox Transfer lets you share large files with others, despite whether or not people have a Dropbox account. Upload a file, and you will get a shareable link.
- You can fix up alerts informing you when a file is downloaded, set a password on it or set the link to lapse after a particular date.
But do you still prefer the old look and feel of Dropbox, where your Dropbox folders are sitting among your other folders within your OS?
Well, it doesn’t appear to be going away.
You will need the new app to do any of the above mentioned new stuff, but your Dropbox folders and files will still show in your Finder windows as before.
A representative from Dropbox informs that there are no plans on the roadmap to replace that.
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