Dropbox Windows 8 app lands to the Windows Store

Win 8 Dropbox app

Good news for Dropbox users who already made the move to Windows 8. The cloud storage service just released its first official app in the Windows Store, but does it live up to the users expectations?

The app has many basic features, you can browse and preview all your documents stored in the service, and you can even share those files (documents, photos or folders) using the Share’s charm in Windows 8. The problem is that the app lacks of many essentials features that users are already used to, such as the ability to create folders, upload files right from the app, refresh and change views like you can do using the Microsoft’s SkyDrive app — and goes without saying that the Microsoft’s cloud storage solution has a deeper integration with Windows desktop even though it still in the early stages.

In my opinion the Dropbox app for Windows 8, at this time, is just a companion and not a replacement for the Windows desktop application. Users using a Surface RT or any other device with Windows RT are the ones I believe will notice more differences, as they cannot install the desktop version of Dropbox. Hopefully a future update will bring more functionality to the app.

Features

  • Browse and preview all of your files and photos on Dropbox
  • Open, edit and save files from other Windows 8 apps
  • Share any photo, file or folder via the Share charm
  • Search capability

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Details

  • Category: Productivity
  • Languages: English (USA) and many more
  • Age Rating: 12+
  • Permission: N/A
  • Price: Free
  • Publisher:  Dropbox, Inc.
  • Download: Get it from the Windows Store

Supported architectures

  • x86/x64 (Windows 8)
  • ARM (Windows RT)
About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.