Microsoft’s OneDrive is the company’s principle cloud storage solution, and they’re fairly committed to its success. Recent gaffs aside, OneDrive is an important component of Microsoft’s “cloud-first, mobile-first” strategy. Nevertheless, the company also works closely with Dropbox in making that company’s cloud storage solution work for Windows users, and today the Windows blog announces a new Dropbox Universal Windows app is coming for Windows 10.
Here are the app’s new features:
– 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.
A new Dropbox app for Windows 10 Mobile is also in the works, and so that’s good news for users of the cloud storage solution in Microsoft’s smartphones. Download the app from the link below and it will update with the newest version when it’s rolled out this week.