Todd Jackson, vice president of product and design, said Dropbox is moving away from simply keeping files in sync, and towards keeping whole teams in sync with more productivity and sharing tools. That means it will compete with more developers of other apps.
Company is moving further from its roots in online file storage and that could spell bad news for some other apps. The company announced a flood of new features in an update to its iOS app on 22th June 2016, including the ability to scan physical documents into its service.
Dropbox’s iPhone app is also adding a special plus button that lets you instantly create a new file by launching Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Those files will save back to your Dropbox automatically once you’re done.
On desktop, Dropbox is adding new tools to manage your saved photos. It’s also easier to share files over the service from your computer. Just right click on any file or folder in Mac Finder or Windows Explorer and then click Share to Dropbox. Other improvements include the option to comment on a specific part of a file by highlighting it and the ability to preview prior versions of a file before restoring them.
Update also brings some bad news for makers of apps that duplicate core features of Microsoft Office and store files online. The file service has been integrated more tightly with Office, so its now easier from within Dropbox to create and save PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
It’s a pretty big update that should keep Dropbox fans from abandoning the service. The company says the new features will roll out in the next day or so, with an equivalent Android update coming eventually.
Specification of Dropbox :-
# Scan documents in Dropbox
# Share files and folders from the desktop
# Add comments to a specific part of a file
# Manage photos from your computer
# Create Microsoft Office docs on mobile
# Preview earlier versions
# Share with more control