What's changing with the new Dropbox?

The new Dropbox desktop experience is one organized place where you can bring traditional files, cloud content, Dropbox Paper docs, and web shortcuts together—and work the way that works for you.

The Dropbox desktop experience includes:

  • The new Dropbox desktop app, which now can be accessed from your task bar (Windows) or dock (Mac)
  • Dropbox in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac), now with added smart features
  • The Dropbox folder in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac)

Together, they’re your personalized go-to spot to catch up on the latest with your work and help you focus on what’s next—all from the convenience of your desktop.

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How to get the new Dropbox desktop experience

If you or your team are already using the Dropbox desktop app, learn how to begin using the new desktop experience

If you or your team don’t have the Dropbox desktop app installed yet, learn how to download and install the new desktop experience

Dropbox Spaces

Dropbox Spaces is a new feature that transforms your folders into collaborative workspaces. 

Folders now have a blank, searchable field at the top called the overview. You can pin a file or folder (see “Pin files and folders”), or add a comment, link, to-do, or @mention to the overview. Any of those actions turn your folder into a Dropbox Space. 

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Pin files and folders 

You can now pin a file or folder to the top of another folder (which turns the folder into a Dropbox Space) so it always appears at the top for easy access. 

Note: Your pins aren’t reflected in File Explorer or Finder. To access pinned files and folders, you must be on the Dropbox desktop app, dropbox.com, or the Dropbox mobile app. 

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Intelligent file suggestions 

In the new For you tab of your system tray/menu bar, you’ll see intelligently suggested files and folders based on your Dropbox activity, so you can easily jump back into the files you’re likely to need. 

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Updated file previews

In the previous version of Dropbox, file previews were only available on dropbox.com. With the new Dropbox desktop experience, you can preview, view, and comment on files—including video—directly in the Dropbox desktop app. 

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Store your team’s cloud content and shortcuts directly in Dropbox

You can now create, store, and share the following directly from Dropbox:

  • Dropbox Paper docs 
  • Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files

You can also store a shortcut to a webpage in a Dropbox folder, just like you would store a file. 

Learn more about creating:

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New third-party integrations 

Keep your team’s files, meetings, and comments in the same place by connecting tools like Slack and Zoom.

You can also connect your Google or Outlook calendar to your Dropbox account to view or join upcoming meetings right from Dropbox. 

ballot box with check  Learn more about using Slack with Dropbox.

ballot box with check  Learn more about using Zoom with Dropbox.

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Dropbox Transfer

Easily, securely share large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. You can also confirm file delivery and track how many times your files have been downloaded.

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