Dropbox rolling out its new Universal Windows 10 app

A new Windows 10 version of the Dropbox app is rolling out for PCs and tablets over the next few days.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor on

Dropbox is releasing a Universal Windows Platform version of its application for Windows 10.


Yes, there already was a Universal version of the Dropbox cloud-storage app for Windows, introduced last May. But not all Universal Windows apps are created equal, as "Universal" apps in the Windows world are not exactly the same as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps built for Windows 10 devices.

The Dropbox app announced today, January 21, is a UWP application that currently supports PCs and tablets. The Windows 10 Mobile version of Dropbox isn't out yet. It's coming "soon."

The new Dropbox for Windows 10 allows users to:

  • Drag and drop files into Dropbox from Windows File Explorer
  • Enable Windows Hello to use fingerprint, face or iris to unlock Dropbox
  • Add comments directly on files
  • Use Jump List for quick file access
  • Use Quick SearchSet up interactive notifications

Dropbox says the updated application for Windows 10 for PCs and tablets will be downloadable from the Windows Store "in the next few days."

Today's announcement is yet another deliverable stemming from the Dropbox and Microsoft partnership the pair unveiled in 2014.

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