Dropbox Unveils New Features

File storage service Dropbox is unveiling a revamped version of its app that lets you access content from different programs.

Users can try out the new Dropbox via a desktop app and early access program.

With the new version of Dropbox, you can:

  • Create, access, and share cloud content like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides and Microsoft Office files within Dropbox. You can also choose to open Microsoft Office files in Office Online or the Google web editor.
  • Create and store shortcuts to any website alongside your content in Dropbox. Shortcuts make it easy to keep content from online project management and productivity tools—even news articles and wiki pages—together with the rest of your work in Dropbox.
  • Use one search box, not 10, to search across all of your content. You’ll see traditional files, cloud content, shortcuts, and files you’ve chosen not to download through our selective sync feature—all in one place.

Building on existing integrations with tools from companies like Salesforce, Adobe, and Autodesk, Dropbox is introducing three new integrations. They’ll work seamlessly with Dropbox to help bring your content into context:

  • Collaborate with Slack. The new Dropbox and Slack integration helps bridge the gap between content and communication, letting you collaborate seamlessly on shared content. You’ll be able to start Slack conversation
  • Video conference with Zoom. By connecting Zoom and your calendar to Dropbox, you can now bring your work into video conferences. From Dropbox, you’ll be able to add and join Zoom Meetings. And during Zoom Meetings, you’ll be able to share files from your Dropbox.
  • Manage projects with Atlassian. Coming soon, enhanced integrations that we’re building with Atlassian will help teams more effectively manage their projects and content.