Dropbox allows easy modification of files on the Internet

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Dropbox has added a new feature called Extensions to its cloud storage product. Extensions are third-party software plug-ins that allow you to perform simple tasks that normally require a separate app to be opened. That’s what The Verge says.

The first set of Extensions was made with partners like Adobe, DocuSign and Vimeo. This makes it possible to put digital signatures on a PDF, make simple adjustments to photos and annotate videos. All this is possible within Dropbox and in a workflow that automatically stores new files in the cloud.

The goal is to reduce the number of apps that users have to open to perform a simple task such as signing a PDF. In addition, the company seeks to offer business customers more than just cloud storage, but also productivity that users normally get from traditional enterprise products.

Own tools

Earlier, Dropbox tried to create its own productivity software, such as the former email app Mailbox and the photo app Carousel. Most famous is Paper, a productivity tool that allows you to write and edit files. That app still exists and is still being updated. For example, timelines have recently been added to clarify which tasks are still to be completed and who is responsible for them.

But the company is now entering into more collaborations with other companies, such as Google and Microsoft. In this way, it wants to bring to the Dropbox ecosystem apps that it knows users use on a daily basis.

The new Extensions will appear on November 27 for all users, including the standard users who do not have a business account. The function can be found by using an “open with” menu for files, which is also found on macOS and Windows.

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