Dropbox is one of the leading cloud storage service providers in the highly competitive sector. To ensure that it remains one of the top choices for users when it comes to data storage in the cloud, the company has introduced several new features across its product stack.
Among the wide range of new features, the one that seems to be the highlight is the support for automatic backup utility for photos from the smartphone. Additionally, the company confirmed that it will be available to all the Basic users of the platform, including the free-tier users, starting from today itself.
Not just that, Dropbox also says that it has made some changes in the backend to ensure that the uploads from the users’ side are faster and more reliable but the company has not revealed what exactly those changes are nor has it shed light on what it means by “more reliable” about the uploads.
For iOS users, the company has added the capability to specify the exact folders that the user wants to back up. Currently, this functionality is limited to iOS users only but will soon be available to Android users. Similar to other cloud storage services, there’s also an option in Dropbox which can delete the photos from the local device once it has been uploaded to the cloud.
In the web version, the company now offers a new tool allowing users to convert files to different formats without leaving the client, such as JPEGs to PNGs or vice-versa. It has also redesigned the details pane which the company says makes it easier to see important information about the files. There’s also new side navigation to quickly jump across folders.
The company’s password manager, named Dropbox Password, can now store credit and debit card information. It also gets a new feature allowing users to share passwords. The feature is now available through a free browser extension, making it easier to input and save passwords when you are browsing on your computer.