​Dropbox aims to be more conversational, adds comments

Dropbox adds comments and allows users to bring in non-Dropbox users with email notifications for people tagged with an "@".

Dropbox has added commenting to its documents to speed up feedback and potentially loop in more users.

In a blog post, Dropbox noted that it is extending a comment feature from business users to the entire service. Now all users will be able to comment on a document that is authored or shared.

Now commenting on documents is hardly unique. Many file sharing and office productivity services offer commenting ability. In that regard, Dropbox is playing catch up.

Dropbox keeps conversations around a document in one place and allows others to be brought into it. For instance, if you type @ and a name or email address that person will get an email notification about the comments and document even if they don't use Dropbox.


The upshot to that feature is that Dropbox may be able to land a few more users via word of mouth.

Dropbox also added email notification system so you can stay up to date when someone comments on a document. There's also Microsoft Office editing features so changes can be made within a browser.

The storage company added that it will bring commenting to mobile shortly.