Dropbox introduces a number. Of all the customizations the company announced today, the most exciting automatically involves the backup tool for photos you take with your phone. Most notably, as of today, the functionality is now available to all Basic users – that is, those who do not pay for the service.
The company says it has also made backend changes to make uploads faster and “more reliable.” In addition, on iOS you can specify the exact folders you want to back up. That functionality will soon be available for Android as well. Finally, there is a new option to ask Dropbox to delete an image after it has uploaded it to the cloud. These features in particular are coming after Google recently.
In the meantime, in its web client, Dropbox introduces several interface adjustments. The most important of these changes is the addition of a new tool that allows you to convert files to various formats without leaving the client, with JPEG to PNG as an example. Elsewhere, Dropbox says that a redesigned detail pane makes it easier to see important information about your files. The company claims that it has also made it faster to jump between different folders with a new page’s navigation bar.
As part of today’s update, Dropbox also introduces a handful of new features to its. The tool is now available for debit and credit card information. Dropbox has also added password sharing support. Oh, and you can now download a free browser extension, which makes it easier to enter and save passwords while browsing the web on your computer. On their own, the changes described today are small, but when you add them, they provide a more compelling service.
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