Dropbox releases new universal app for Windows (Update: It’s live!)


Dropbox, the cloud storage company today announced a new universal app for Windows Phone, as well as Windows 8.1. For those unfamiliar, universal apps share the same codebase and most user interface. However, one of the best features of universal apps is that it allows users to get the same features on their phone, and PC. Just like any other universal app, the Dropbox universal shares the same code, and most user experience. Here’s the full changelog for Dropbox 2.0:

  • Universal app
  • The app adapts properly to your screen size
  • Upload files other than photos
  • Select multiple files to upload
  • Download files directly to your device or SD card
  • Save or open files to and from Dropbox within other apps
  • Ability to select phone contacts when inviting people to a shared folder
  • Improved download speeds
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

As you can see, the latest update does indeed bring a handful of new features and improvements. With the latest update, users can upload files other than photos. The latest update also brings a handy feature: ability to select multiple files to upload. Alongside these two features, users can also download files directly to their SD card with the latest update. As usual, the update brings bug fixes and some performance improvements as well.

Dropbox 2.0 is now live on the Windows Phone Store – head over to this link to download Dropbox’s universal app for your Windows Phone and this link for your Windows 8.1 PC.

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