Dropbox Introduces New Workspace to Bring Files, Tools, and Teams Together
Company releases new desktop app; integrates cloud-based content;
partners with Slack, Zoom, and
“Work has become scattered—files are spread across devices, in the
cloud, and on our hard drives. We’re working across multiple apps that
don’t talk to each other, and teams are struggling to keep up,” said
Bring content together
- Cloud-based content like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, which
users can now create, access, and share within
Dropbox. Users can also open Microsoft Officefiles in Office Online or Google Docs.
- Shortcuts to web content with links to productivity tools like
Trello boards, wiki pages, and news articles. Users can now create and
store web shortcuts alongside traditional content in
Bring tools together
Start Slack conversations and send files to Slack channels
Dropbox, and easily share Dropboxfiles within Slack conversations.
Join or add Zoom Meetings directly from
Dropbox, and present files directly from Dropboxin Zoom. See Slackand Zoom sharing activities right next to your files in Dropbox.
The company has also formed a strategic partnership with
Bring teams together
Available via early access with the new desktop app, folders now have improved capabilities across desktop, mobile, and web, providing a rich workspace for teams. Users can:
- Pin files to the top of a folder to give anyone with access to the folder quick access to important content.
- Add folder descriptions to give everyone context on the files they see.
- Create to-dos at the top of a folder.
- @mention teammates to draw attention to folder descriptions or to-dos.
- Get updates on file activity, including content shared in Slack and Zoom from any device.
- See who’s viewed files with the viewer info feature now available on desktop.
- Comment on shared content across desktop, mobile, and web.
“The proliferation of cloud files and work apps is staggering, and can
make work feel scattered and overwhelming,” said IDC analyst
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