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Dropbox adds new features to support distributed work

The content management company is also adding features for users to organize and secure personal content, like photos and passwords.

Dropbox on Tuesday announced a series of new features aimed at facilitating distributed workforces. It's also adding new features to help individuals organize and secure personal content, like photos and passwords. 

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Since March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced people to start working remotely, the cloud-based file-sharing company has been redrawing its product roadmap to enable distributed work. 

"The shift to distributed work is a transformative opportunity... not unlike the shift to mobile or shift to the cloud," CEO Drew Houston said last year. "And we're in the first inning of that transformation."

In June of last year, Dropbox rolled out a series of new features like Dropbox Password and Dropbox Vault. The new features build on those prior announcements. 

To create simpler workflows for remote workforces, Dropbox is introducing: 

  • Suggested folders: View, add and share the right content with the right people
  • File conversion: Save time by converting files to different formats without leaving Dropbox
  • A new navigation on web: Find content faster with an updated side navigation experience on web
  • Redesigned details pane: Readily see content highlights in a redesigned, intuitive web detail pane
  • A simplified experience in the system tray: Quickly access content and know everything is synced with a simplified Dropbox experience in the taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac)
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Dropbox's redesigned details pane

Dropbox

To help users keep their content secure and organized, Dropbox is introducing: 

  • Camera uploads: Automatically back up photos and videos from your mobile device to Dropbox and access them from any device
  • Passwords browser extension: Capture and populate logins and passwords as you perform online tasks across devices with our browser extension
  • Password sharing: Know who has access to what account by securely sharing passwords and payments
  • Support for credit and debit cards in Dropbox Passwords: Manage payments from your web browser and mobile device
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