Dropbox for Business upgraded with more search, sharing controls

IT managers are also getting some attention in the way of more control over what Dropbox for Business users can share.

Dropbox for Business is getting an upgrade this week with a focus on search and sharing functionality.

The cloud company is heavily touting full-text search throughout its file storage platform, boasting that one of the features most desired by its users is now being pushed out to general availability.

With this ability, users can type a given phrase into the search box, and Dropbox's search engine will display all documents containing that word or phrase anywhere in the file.

Dropbox product managers Abhishek Agrawal and Aditi Jain explained in a blog post on Thursday that this means users "don’t have to waste time opening folder after folder trying to find that one document you need (the one with the name you can never quite remember)."

IT managers are also getting some attention in the way of more control over what these users can share.

Admins can determine the default settings for shared links at any point in time and later remove individual shared links.

Employees have some control in this regard as well when creating shared folders, now equipped with the ability to configure rules and permission settings for links created to these destinations.

Full-text search is available now for searches in English via Dropbox on the web as well as the iOS and Android mobile apps.

The new sharing features are also available to all Dropbox for Business customers starting today.

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