Dropbox is getting a major overhaul and is coming up with exciting new features. The popular file hosting and cloud-based storage platform now aims to become more than just a repository for online files. With this major update, Dropbox is also offering integration support for Zoom, Atlassian, and Slack which integrated with Microsoft 365 apps recently.
Dropbox that started as a cloud storage service for hosting files and the company is now trying to position themselves as a virtual workspace for companies. Dropbox wants to make it easier for employees that use an array of tools like Slack, Atlassian, and Google G Suite. The new Dropbox offers a unified experience to its users. There is also an addition of unified search so that users can search between files and conversations in one place.
At an event on Tuesday, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said, “It’s the biggest change we’ve ever made to our product. Just about all the core experiences on the desktop have been completely imagined for the better except our work stuff. Why are we still stuck in this little time capsule? What if our tools are organized? What if the conversations and context around it can live together? Maybe we can take an even bigger step back.”
The revamped Dropbox now resembles a Mac Finder-like window. You can click on the folder to find out all sorts of new information, right from history of edits, changes to the project and each document. Users can edit Google Docs and Microsoft Word files, spreadsheets, slideshows and Trello-based projects within the same window. Dropbox users can link their Slack and Zoom account, stay on the same window and talk to colleagues.
This move makes a lot of sense for Dropbox users. The platform initially built around the idea of digital locker has 13 million business users to date. The company has reported a net loss of $7.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. The new Dropbox will make users work more efficient and help the company improve its profitability.