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Dropbox Touts New Collaborative Cloud Storage Management App

Wednesday June 12, 2019 3:12 am PDT by
Dropbox on Tuesday announced a new client for Mac and Windows that seeks to make the cloud storage service a "meta-platform" for collaborative tools in the productivity workspace. Called "the new Dropbox," the client aims to let teams create and collaborate without ever leaving the app, by enabling them to create and edit Google and Microsoft-based documents, spreadsheets and slides, start...

Dropbox's Free Storage Plan Now Limited to Three Devices

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:39 am PDT by
Dropbox users who have a free Dropbox account are now limited to using that account on a total of three devices, according to new information added to the Dropbox website and spotted on Twitter (via The Verge). Dropbox says that as of March 2019, "Basic" users, which is the free tier, can add their account to three devices. Dropbox users who already have their account attached to more than...

Dropbox Increases Storage Space for Professional and Business Standard Customers

Monday July 30, 2018 10:00 am PDT by
Dropbox today announced that it is increasing the amount of storage space available to many of its paid subscribers for no additional charge. Starting today, Dropbox Professional accounts get 2TB of storage space, while Business Standard teams have access to 3TB of shared storage space. According to Dropbox, its new storage limits give customers more freedom to free up phone and hard...

Dropbox Launches New 'Dropbox Professional' Account Option for Freelancers

Tuesday October 17, 2017 11:11 am PDT by
Dropbox today introduced a new account option called Dropbox Professional, aimed at individuals who need more storage and features than are available with a standard Plus account, but don't need a business account. Priced at $19.99 per month, Dropbox Professional offers 1TB of storage and it includes a new feature called Dropbox Showcase. Dropbox Showcase allows for Dropbox content to be...

Dropbox Introduces New Brand Design With Bright Colors, Revamped Logo and New Typeface

Tuesday October 3, 2017 3:58 pm PDT by
Dropbox today announced a major brand redesign that focuses on bright, contrasting colors, with a new logo design, new illustration style, and a revamped signature font. According to Dropbox, the new design "juxtaposes color pairs in bold, unexpected ways," which will be used for marketing and branding purposes. The new colors will be applied to the redesigned Dropbox logo, which features the...

Dropbox Paper For iOS Gains Offline Mode and Multiple Language Support

Wednesday April 12, 2017 3:25 am PDT by
Dropbox's collaborative editing software Paper received an update to its iOS app on Tuesday that allows users to edit their documents offline. Similar to Google Docs, Paper offers Dropbox account holders a minimalist document editor and conversational tools for collaborative projects. Users review and revise work in a single, shared space which includes an image gallery feature, advanced...

Dropbox Launches Collaborative Office Suite 'Paper', Plus 'Smart Sync' for Business Users

Tuesday January 31, 2017 2:10 am PST by
Dropbox yesterday officially launched its collaborative editing software called Paper, following six months of public beta testing. Similar to Google Docs, the service offers Dropbox account holders a minimalist document editor and conversational tools for collaborative projects. Paper lets users review and revise work in a single, shared space which includes an image gallery feature, advanced ...

Dropbox for iOS Gains PDF Signing Tool, Messages Integration and Picture-in-Picture Support

Tuesday October 11, 2016 9:30 am PDT by
Dropbox for iOS is being updated today with iOS 10 support and new features to improve the file storage and sharing experience. With Messages integration, Dropbox users can select Dropbox files from within the Messages app and share them with friends and colleagues, alleviating the need to open the Dropbox app and copy a link. A new Dropbox widget can be added to the lock screen, providing...

macOS Sierra Addresses Dropbox Security Concerns by Explicitly Asking for Accessibility User Permission

Tuesday September 20, 2016 2:32 pm PDT by
Following Dropbox-related security concerns that surfaced earlier this month, developer Phil Stokes has confirmed that macOS Sierra now explicitly requires apps to ask for user permission to access Accessibility (via Daring Fireball). Users can give access to an app, or click "not now" to deny the request. Concerns were raised after it was demonstrated that Dropbox appears in System...

Dropbox Responds to Mac 'Security Risk' Accusations [Updated]

Monday September 12, 2016 3:16 am PDT by
Dropbox has said it needs to do a "better job" of communicating its OS X integration, after claims emerged online that its Mac app was phishing for user passwords and even "hacks" the operating system on installation. Developers of the cloud storage service were forced to reply to accusations which appeared on Hacker News that the client app was a security risk and "couldn't be trusted",...

Dropbox Hack in 2012 Targeted Over 60 Million Accounts

Wednesday August 31, 2016 5:24 am PDT by
After Dropbox forced a password reset on any user who hadn't changed their login credentials since mid-2012 -- due to a hack faced by the company that year -- new information has surfaced recently detailing the extent of the user data leak. According to a collection of files obtained by Motherboard, containing the email addresses and hashed passwords of the affected user base, a total of...

Dropbox Requiring Users to Change Old Passwords Dating Back to Mid-2012

Friday August 26, 2016 2:11 am PDT by
Dropbox yesterday emailed users who have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to inform them they will be prompted to do so the next time they log in. The cloud storage firm called the action a "preventative measure" and said that there was no indication user accounts had been improperly accessed. Users who held passwords created after mid-2012 were not affected, said the company. In...

Dropbox's Document Editing Tool 'Paper' Launches iOS App and Begins Open Beta

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:32 am PDT by
Dropbox today announced the expansion of its collaborative document editing service "Paper" onto mobile devices running iOS and Android. Paper originally required an invitation to join its beta, but the company is now also opening up access to anyone who's interested in trying out the service, either on desktop or mobile. Paper lets work teams tackle projects at the same time, within a...

Dropbox for iOS Gains Document Scanner, Other Productivity Improvements

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:16 am PDT by
Dropbox today announced a range of new productivity improvements designed to "simplify, unify, and secure" Dropbox workflows. New to Dropbox's mobile apps, including Dropbox for iOS, is a built-in document scanner that uses an iPhone or iPad's camera to capture photos of whiteboards, notes, receipts, sketches, and more, converting them into documents that can be stored in Dropbox. Like many ...

Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' Introduces Cloud Storage to Free Up Hard Drive Space

Tuesday April 26, 2016 6:21 am PDT by
At Dropbox Open London today, the company announced "Project Infinite," a new feature of the popular document transferring app that will save space on a user's local hard drive thanks to the implementation of a new cloud storage feature. With Infinite, both cloud files and locally saved files will cohabitate in the traditional location within Finder on Macs, letting users decide which take up ...

Dropbox Shutting Down Mailbox and Carousel in Early 2016

Monday December 7, 2015 8:11 am PST by
Dropbox has announced that it will be shutting down popular email and photo sharing apps Mailbox and Carousel on February 26, 2016 and March 31, 2016 respectively. Dropbox originally acquired Mailbox in March 2013, and launched Carousel in April 2014. The company says it will be communicating directly with users of both apps in the coming days. Mailbox users will no longer be able to sign...

Dropbox Updates iOS App With File Comments, Document Creation, and More

Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:58 am PDT by
Connected file management service Dropbox today announced an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that will debut a trio of new features to iOS devices, bringing easier navigation, introducing communication features, and allowing the creation of Microsoft Word documents from within the app itself. Right from the home screen the Dropbox team has decided to make big changes, doing away with a...

Dropbox Acquires Document Editing Service CloudOn

Wednesday January 21, 2015 6:26 am PST by
CloudOn has announced it has been acquired by popular document storage and syncing service Dropbox, with the two companies joining forces to advance document editing, storage, and more through the cloud. As part of the deal, CloudOn's existing services will shut down on March 15. Today, we’re taking the next step toward our vision of reimagining docs – by joining the Dropbox team. Our...