Dropbox has completely renewed its desktop app and given it many new features. In this way, it hopes to be able to compete better with other collaboration tools. The new app – called the ‘new Dropbox’ by the company itself – is now available via an early access program.
The new desktop app makes it possible to create and collaborate on documents without having to leave the app. It is possible to create and edit Google and Microsoft-based documents, but you can also start calls via Slack and video calls via Zoom. For example, in a video call with Zoom it is possible to share files from a Dropbox. In addition, projects can be managed through Atlassian, which contains the products Jira and Trello.
Dropbox also allows users to create and save shortcuts to any website, in addition to the content in the service. As a result, content from online project management and productivity tools should be easily retained by the rest of the work.
In addition, it seems that Dropbox wants users to do some light project management work without having to leave the app. For example, users can now add descriptions to the folders so that the team can better understand what work they are doing. Important content can be highlighted by securing it at the top of a workspace. It is even possible to address people via an @mention, and to distribute tasks so that everyone knows what still needs to be done.
The new Dropbox allows users to see further activities in files. This includes information about documents viewed and working with a team of Dropbox content in Slack and Zoom. A new activity feed for a team should keep users informed of what is happening. It is also possible to share feedback by creating comments in addition to the content on the desktop as well as on the internet and mobile.
Finally, there is a completely new search bar for all content in Dropbox. Traditional files, cloud content, shortcuts and files that are not downloaded via the selective sync feature can be viewed in one place.
You can sign up for the early access program for the new Dropbox desktop app for Windows and Mac via the Dropbox website.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.