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Dropbox Launches Windows 8 App

By - Source: The Next Web | B 8 comments

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.

 

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    apache_lives , January 8, 2013 10:02 AM
    aannnnddddd here come the Windows 8 haters

    go.
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    zrobbb , January 8, 2013 10:49 AM
    Windows 8
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    igot1forya , January 8, 2013 12:27 PM
    zrobbbWindows 8

    Well said... well said... :) 
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    back_by_demand , January 8, 2013 12:36 PM
    Now why would they make a caffeine-free version of their utility? Surely that will play into the hands of Microsoft with Skydrive, after all integration is the key - isn't it?
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    zrobbb , January 8, 2013 12:43 PM
    back_by_demandNow why would they make a caffeine-free version of their utility? Surely that will play into the hands of Microsoft with Skydrive, after all integration is the key - isn't it?


    My bad hahahaha, there was supposed to be love heart after it, but it didn't show once i submitted the comment.
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    bonedoctor , January 8, 2013 4:01 PM
    Same is true for Sugarsync - view but not edit etc. I wonder if this is a MS limitation on what progs can do from start screen?
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    schnitter , January 8, 2013 4:14 PM
    Why not just use skydrive if you installed Windows 8? Only reason to go to Windows 8 is if you plan to buy (or already do have) a windows phone 8 or surface tablet.
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    alextheblue , January 9, 2013 12:31 AM
    schnitterWhy not just use skydrive if you installed Windows 8? Only reason to go to Windows 8 is if you plan to buy (or already do have) a windows phone 8 or surface tablet.
    Skydrive is available for other platforms as well. Plus web, though I haven't personally used the web interface.
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