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Dropbox Launches New Workplace Software

Dropbox is planning to increase its presence in the workplace with a range of new features and services.

The company has globally launched Dropbox Paper, described as “part online doc, part collaboration center, and part task management tool.” Previously launched in beta last year, Paper is intended to be used as a shared space to collaborate to create new content or review and organise work from other sources.

Projects within the Paper workspace are also planned, allowing for better organisation of content into separate projects that can be viewed and monitored. Specific tasks and due dates can also be assigned to team members.

Dropbox also launched Smart Sync, which will allow business users to view terabytes of files directly through Windows File Explorer or Finder on macOS without having to store them. Required files can be downloaded to the computer with a double click.

Features such as Paper and Smart Sync are set to challenge competing products from Microsoft and Google, as Dropbox continues to shift its focus from a typically free consumer tool towards the lucrative business market.

Dropbox also revealed it had surpassed US$1 billion in annual revenue run rate.

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