Dropbox Launches Windows 8 App
Key features missing from dedicated cloud storage app.
Cloud storage service Dropbox has launched its own free dedicated app for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.
Dropbox users who have either Windows 8 or Windows RT installed on their systems can now access their online files directly from the Start screen. The app itself depicts tiles for all of the folders and files stored in a user's online account.
Via the Search Charm, user can search for specific files by name or extension. You can also open, edit and save Microsoft Office documents, as well as other types of editable files stored on Dropbox.
However, users won't be able to view their locally synchronized files or upload new ones to Dropbox from a PC or tablet. In order to do that, you'll have to install the standard Dropbox desktop application.
Dropbox, which is five years old, had announced during the November of 2012 that it exceeded 100 million users.