Coordinate & create with Dropbox Spaces

Bring everything together by creating Dropbox Spaces, where you can pin files and add descriptions, to-dos, and @mentions in the new overview. Once added to a folder, pins, notes, lists, to-dos, @mentions, and links will appear for you and everyone else who opens that Space on the new desktop app, dropbox.com, and the Dropbox mobile app.

Note: If you see these options on your folder, but aren’t using the new desktop app, the owner of the file or folder is using it.

How to: new Dropbox features

You can add an overview to any folder in your Dropbox account to turn it into a Dropbox Space. This overview makes it easy to organize your content and stay on top of things like activity, comments, and to-dos.

To add an overview to a folder and create a Space:

  1. Open the new desktop app.
  2. Locate the folder that you want to turn into a Space.
  3. Open the folder.
  4. Click in the area beneath the folder’s name and type a description.

You can star folders and Spaces for easy access on all your devices. In the desktop app, starred folders and Spaces will appear in the left side column under Starred folders.

To star a file or folder in the new desktop app:

  1. Open the new desktop app.
  2. Hover over the file or folder.
  3. Click the star that appears to the right of the item’s name.

Learn more about the new Dropbox desktop app.

When you open a folder or Space, you can pin any file to the top for easy access. Anyone who opens that folder or Space will see the pinned file at the top in the new desktop app and on dropbox.com. 

To pin a file:

  1. Open the new desktop app.
  2. Click a file, folder, or Space.
  3. Click the (ellipsis).
  4. Click Pin.

Learn more about the new Dropbox desktop app.

When you open a folder or Space, you can add notes, lists, to-dos, links, and @mentions. Anyone who opens that folder or Space will see these features in the new desktop app, on dropbox.com, and in the mobile app. 

To add notes, lists, to-dos, links, and @mentions:

  1. Open the new desktop app.
  2. Click a folder or Space. Its folder overview will open.
  3. Click the area beneath the name of the folder or Space and add your content.

Learn more about the new Dropbox desktop app.