Dropbox app for Windows 10 is here

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2016 #1

    Dropbox app for Windows 10 is here

    The Dropbox app for Windows 10 will begin rolling out in the Windows Store this week as a free download for Windows 10 customers.

    Dropbox makes it easy to view or edit your files on any device, anytime and anywhere; to privately share files of any size with anyone; and to back up your work automatically. With this new app built on the Universal Windows Platform, users will be able to take advantage of the convenience of Dropbox with great Windows 10 features such as Windows Hello, Live Tiles and Notifications.

    Here are some of the new features in the Dropbox app for Windows 10:

    • Updated for Windows 10: Performance improvements and faster launching for our Universal Windows Platform app.
    • Enable Windows Hello: Add an extra layer of protection with Windows Hello, which uses either your face, fingerprint, or iris instead of your password to unlock your Dropbox*.

    • Quick Access to Recent Files: Using Jump List, all you have to do is right-click on the Dropbox app icon in your taskbar.

    • Interactive Device Notifications: Accept a shared folder invitation without opening the app with Notifications.

    • Quick Search: You don’t need to click on the search icon; just type what you want to search.

    • Drag and Drop: To move or copy a file into Dropbox, just drag and drop it from Windows File Explorer. Within the app, you can also move or copy files into other folders by dragging and dropping them between folders (hold Ctrl to copy).

    • Commenting: Add comments directly on your files, and bring others into the discussion with @mentions.

    • Coming Soon: the Dropbox app for Windows 10 Mobile. Stay Tuned!

    Our partnership with Dropbox has helped more than 17 million people get more work done on the go. With Windows 10 running on over 200 million devices worldwide, we’re excited to continue to offer our fans easy and convenient access to photos, documents, and files anytime, anywhere.

    You can also head over to the Dropbox Blog where Michael Shaffer, Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at Dropbox talks more about the app and our work together.

    The Dropbox app for Windows 10 is optimized for tablets and will begin rolling out in the Windows Store in the coming days. If you’re using a Windows 10 PC, you can try out these features** with the new app or use the Dropbox desktop client.

    *Hardware dependent.
    **Windows 10 features are available in the Dropbox for Windows 10 app via the Windows Store.

    Source: Dropbox for Windows 10 is here | Windows Experience Blog
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  2.    21 Jan 2016 #1

    Hi. I've been using Dropbox (3.12.5) on Windows 10 for ages without any issues. Is this new Windows Store App any different or better? If it is, should I uninstall the existing desktop client and install from fresh from the Windows Store?
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  3. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.134 and W10 Insider Build 18277
       22 Jan 2016 #2

    My advice would be to continue using the desktop client. The new UWP app does not do automatic syncing. The desktop client will sync all my Dropbox files locally and automatically. My hard disk contains a full replica of my Dropbox files and any changes I make to that replica are automatically and transparently pushed to the cloud.
    Last edited by philc43; 22 Jan 2016 at 10:18.
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  4.    22 Jan 2016 #3

    Well, I like the app. It goes perfectly well and I don't have to worry about de-activate the default sync. I dont depend on a browser. Perfect.
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  5. Joan Archer's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       22 Jan 2016 #4

    I'll just carry on with the Dropbox I've been using on 10 for ages, I love the ability to take photos on my phone which go to Dropbox so I can post them on forums when needed.
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  6. Posts : 103
    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51
       23 Jan 2016 #5

    Joan Archer said: View Post
    I'll just carry on with the Dropbox I've been using on 10 for ages, I love the ability to take photos on my phone which go to Dropbox so I can post them on forums when needed.
    Same here. I have no need for a Windows Store app.

    Tried the Windows Store version of VLC, gave up on it, and went scurrying back to the regular Windows version.
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #6

    Sorry, ignorant question here: what would DropBox give me that OneDrive does not?

    Both are cloud storage solutions
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  8.    24 Jan 2016 #7

    FrozenCursor said: View Post
    Sorry, ignorant question here: what would DropBox give me that OneDrive does not?

    Both are cloud storage solutions
    In my case, having Dropbox means I can view/access content that other family members have put in the Cloud from any phone or tablet they use (non-Microsoft perhaps). If they use Dropbox, it becomes useful to me as well.
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  9.    24 Jan 2016 #8

    I would have thought that Apple's iCloud users have public folders for sharing files with Windows and other computer users, just like OneDrive users have public folders for sharing files with the rest of the world.

    Perhaps some Linux users don't have a native cloud storage solution and would use DropBox or similar services.

    But if the OS has a native cloud storage solution, why use a third party service? Run out of space? Some special features? Just curious...
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  10.    24 Jan 2016 #9

    I have a computer with a Linux OS. Dropbox is installed on it, so handy for that ...but I don't think there has to be a reason for using Dropbox does there? It's just an option. We could have perhaps used something else but didn't.
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