Companies with cloud storage services can always provide more space to retain existing users or pry others away from the competition. Right now, current Dropbox users can move over to OneDrive and receive 100GB of storage at no cost for one year. Taking advantage of this offer will require both Dropbox and Microsoft accounts. Once Microsoft verifies everything, a document for new OneDrive users will be added to Dropbox. Then Microsoft will freely add 100GB of storage to OneDrive to confirm completion.
The promotion is designated for people in the United States; however, select international users are seeing identical results.
As of today users of Dropbox on mobile devices will no be able to open files and folders of Dropbox shared links right in the app. Which means instead of being directed to a web page, you’ll be able to access previews of documents and photos or save files/folders to your Dropbox account all within the app.
Dropbox has introduced a new extension for the Chrome browser which allows users to attach file links from Dropbox on new messages composed using Gmail.
When it comes to productivity, users are always looking for ways to cut out unnecessary steps in their workflows. On mobile devices, one way developers address this need is to integrate apps with each other so the end user is not forced to jump around between different apps. An example of this is the integration between Microsoft Office apps and Dropbox which was rolled out to some mobile devices last fall. A piece that was missing, integration on the Android tablet versions of these apps, has been eliminated with an update that was announced today.
Microsoft and Dropbox had previously announced a partnership integrating Microsoft Office with Dropbox’s excellent cloud storage services. The new features have finally rolled out to the application, so users will now be able to edit Office documents from within Dropbox, or to save their files directly to Dropbox from an Office program.
The new features have made their way to the Android and iOS versions of the app, so you should be able to access the new stuff by updating your app. We should see the improvements on the web versions of the services soon.
Microsoft is currently rolling out a rather hefty update for its Office Mobile application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations, and some pretty great new features; one of which being the integration of Dropbox as an online storage location.
Hit the break to see the full changelog.
Microsoft and Dropbox have announced a pretty unlikely partnership that will allow Microsoft Office customers to integrate Dropbox into their day-to-day work. You’ll be able to keep your documents and work synced across all of your devices at work and at home, and you can make quick edits on just about any device you have.
It seems like just about every day there is some sort of hack involving an online service. Today’s hack is from Dropbox.
A user posted files on Reddit that contained a bunch of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts. The poster said there were close to 7,000,000 more, but asked for Bitcoin donations to reveal them.
Users of the popular cloud storage client Dropbox have learned the hard way that cloud storage is not 100% reliable thanks to a bug in Dropbox’s desktop client that caused users of Selective Sync to lose years of media. Dropbox confirmed the bug and is acting accordingly, releasing an updated desktop client and preventing the old versions from working. The company is also implementing new safeguards to prevent future incidents.
Dropbox is currently in the process of rolling out a small, staged update for its official Android application via the Google Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings users the ability to export files directly to an SD card, together with the usual plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.