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DropBox Adds New Productivity Tools

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DropBox Adds New Productivity Tools

June 23, 2016
By Andrew Bindelglass
Contributing Writer

DropBox has done a great job of giving people access to their files from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, and has experienced a boom in popularity, as evidenced by the over half a billion users. It brings incredible value as a workplace tool as it allows collaboration from people all over the globe. With this in mind, DropBox recently added new productivity tools to their suite to create even more convenience for their users.

The first of these exciting new features is the new scanning part of the app. Now, DropBox users can use the camera on their smartphones as a scanner to upload hard copies of documents into DropBox and instantly make them accessible for other users. This makes using the platform much easier for those who often work with hard copies of documents but do not have access to a traditional scanner.

DropBox has added a more focused comments system to their platform. There already was a comment system in place, but it only allowed users to comment on individual files as a whole. This could make giving feedback confusing or not very specific. DropBox tweaked their comment suite to allow users to comment on specific parts of a file, much like the “Track Changes” function in Microsoft (News - Alert) Word.

Another exciting development is the increased control that DropBox has given users with the sharing. Now, instead of simply sharing files, users can now be able to specify if the person they are sending a file to has the ability to edit the file or merely view it, much the way Google (News - Alert) Drive currently works.

These are just a few of the exciting new features that DropBox has unveiled. The rest of them are listed here on their blog. Clearly, DropBox is looking to solidify its position as the premier file sharing service on the Internet by giving users the features they desire. 

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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