DBX: A Prologue

API, Dropbox / 25 Comments Posted by Ruchi Sanghvi on June 17, 2013

DBX is coming

Hey everyone,

Once upon a time, we built Dropbox to make it easy to have your stuff anywhere, and share it with others. But after using it a bit, many of us thought: “Wouldn’t it be great if [insert app name] could do that too?”

That’s why we started building Dropbox’s APIs (application-programming interfaces) for developers, which let Dropbox speak and interact with some of your favorite services and apps.

Dropbox’s APIs started with humble beginnings. At first, our Core API let users get to their stuff in Dropbox from other apps they were using. Developers then asked for ways to harness Dropbox’s sync engine, so we released our Sync API to give apps their own cross-platform file systems. And most recently, the Dropbox Chooser has made it easier than ever to add stuff from Dropbox to any website. But there’s plenty more in store at DBX.

Today, the APIs power thousands of apps from personal mobile apps to enterprise collaboration tools — and that number’s growing every day. Developers have built and innovated on some awesome stuff alongside Dropbox and we’d like to celebrate that creativity by gathering our developer community together at DBX. We’re really excited to get feedback from you and we’re eager to share our vision of the Dropbox Platform.

We hope to see you at Fort Mason on July 9th! Request an invitation and follow @DBX2013 for updates.

Even quicker sharing from the desktop

Dropbox, Mac, Sharing, Windows / 63 Comments Posted by Dwayne Litzenberger on June 13, 2013

This post will be as quick and simple as the feature, we promise:

Once upon a time, we came up with a cool new way to share links. But after our team used it for a while (believe it or not, we use Dropbox here pretty frequently), we didn’t think it was quite there.

So we made it faster! Now when you want to share a link to any doc, photo, folder, or any of your stuff in Dropbox, just right-click it, and select “Share Dropbox Link”. A second later you’ll get a bubble telling you the link is in your clipboard. Just Control-v or Command-v to paste your link wherever you want, and you’re good to go.

Quick sharing on desktop

Happy sharing!

Introducing DBX – Dropbox’s first developer conference

Dropbox / 3 Comments Posted by Arash Ferdowsi on May 06, 2013




Mark your calendars! This summer, the Dropbox community will come together on July 9 for a day of creativity and exploration at San Francisco’s Fort Mason.

At DBX, you’ll meet fellow developers, see the great things they’re building, and share ideas with the engineers and designers working on Dropbox’s API.

But most importantly, you’ll be the first to learn about new products that will make developing on Dropbox even easier.

We’ve got a lot of exciting news to share, so follow @dbx2013 for the latest.

See you at Fort Mason!

Request an invitation

Dropbox now speaks six more languages!

Dropbox / 101 Comments Posted by Reginald Harris on April 10, 2013

Read our post in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, PусскийPolski中文(简体), 中文(繁體)

Hello! Halo! Hai! Cześć! Привет! 你好!

Instantly sharing your most important stuff with friends and family—no matter where in the world they are or what language they speak—can feel like magic. So to help spread the love even further, we rolled up our sleeves and translated 553,800 words in 43,662 lines of code to bring you Dropbox in Russian, Polish, Indonesian, Malay, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

And to go along with the thousands of new words, we painted a handful of pictures. Check it out!


(Select your language in the lower right!)

Starting today, Dropbox is available in these six new languages for Mac, PC, Linux, Android and on the web and coming soon for iOS. Check it out for yourself and spread the good (translated) word.

Say hello to Dropbox for Business

Dropbox / 2 Comments Posted by Sheila Vashee on April 10, 2013

We don’t always post about using Dropbox at work (there’s another blog for that) but when it’s bigger news, we like to give a shout.

Ever since we launched the new admin console for teams using Dropbox at work, the name ‘Dropbox for Teams’ started to feel a size too small. And now that we’ve got robust business features like single sign-on coming, we realized it’s time for an update.

So today, we dub thee ‘Dropbox for Business.’



Yahoo! Mail + Dropbox

Dropbox / 28 Comments Posted by Joshua Jenkins on April 02, 2013

Email attachments can be tricky: they’ve got file size limits, you can’t keep them updated, and when you add people to a thread, attachments are the first to get left behind.

The Yahoo! Mail team decided to fix this—by integrating with Dropbox!  Starting later today, if you’re using a Yahoo! Mail account in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, you’ll be able to access your Dropbox from right inside your inbox.  You can add stuff from Dropbox to any email message and save attachments back to Dropbox, too.


Since this integration is Dropbox-powered, you can even send that big album of vacation pics without worrying about the 25 MB file limit. Plus, it’s easy to save any photo, video, or doc in your Yahoo! Mail straight to your Dropbox, where you can get to it from anywhere.

Save to Dropbox

Head over to the Yahoo! Mail blog to learn more and then check it out for yourself!



A Link to the Past

Dropbox, Web / 6 Comments Posted by Nikrad Mahdi on March 28, 2013

So your pals back at Kokiri Forest have been sending you a ton of Dropbox links to their photos and folders. But you’ve been trekking across the plains of Hyrule, braving water temples, and you know, vanquishing evil. It’s awesome getting all these links, but who has the time to keep track of them all?

Well, have we got a big chest for you: starting today, you can see all the shared links you’ve recently visited in a brand new ‘From others’ tab! Ba-dah-dahn-dahhh!

'From Others' links tab in Dropbox

Everything you’ve visited in your Dropbox link journey will be collected in one place. And in case you want a particular link out of sight and mind, you can always ‘x’ it out.

Or if you prefer not to revisit the past at all, you can also turn the entire thing off from the account settings page.

Happy adventuring!

Welcome Mailbox

Dropbox / 287 Comments Posted by Drew and Arash on March 15, 2013

Today we’re really excited to welcome the Mailbox team to Dropbox.

Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered.

After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.

Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox. It doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.

We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started!


Discover the new Dropbox menu on your computer

Dropbox, Mac, Mobile, Web, Windows / 390 Comments Posted by Max Belanger on March 12, 2013

Hey everyone!

Life (in Dropbox) moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. And with all the stuff you’ve got goin’ on, we figured it’d be handy for you to keep track of all your exploits in one place: the Dropbox menu!

The new Dropbox menu

We’ve made it easier than ever to accept invitations to shared folders, see links or albums that people have shared with you, and keep tabs on what’s changed in your Dropbox.

If someone shares a link with you, you can now get to it immediately — directly from the Dropbox menu! You’ll get notifications in real time as people share with you, and can see them later just by clicking the Dropbox icon. You can also accept or decline invitations to shared folders directly from your desktop.


Quickly share from the Dropbox menu

We’ve also made it easier to see what’s recently changed in your Dropbox and added a quick way to share your stuff with a link, right from the Dropbox menu.


Shared folder invites on mobile

But why should computers have all the fun? Notifications for shared folders will also show up on the latest versions of our iOS and Android apps (and on the web at dropbox.com/events) so you can keep tabs on your stuff from anywhere.

If you’re ready to explore the new features, download the latest version of Dropbox!

Que Legal! Dropbox is now in Brazilian Portuguese

Dropbox / 23 Comments Posted by Reginald Harris on March 12, 2013

Querido Brasil,

The last few days in Sao Paulo have been lovely. But to be clear, we’re not here just to sip on caipirinhas or get drenched in your literal Aguas de Março…it’s because we’ve got something to share: today we’re launching Dropbox in Brazilian Portuguese!

But you already know us — millions of Brazilians use Dropbox for work and play every day. The way we see it, launching in Portuguese gives us a chance to get to know you better.

Here’s what we’ve learned so far:

Dropbox in Brazilian Portugese

Dropbox in Portuguese is available today for Mac, PC, Android, on the web and coming soon for iOS. Let us know what you think!