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Introducing Dropbox Smart Sync and new collaboration tools


Published on January 30, 2017

Better teams make better businesses. But as teamwork has become more fluid, our tools haven’t kept up. Instead of bringing teams together, they’re siloing the content those teams create. Let’s face it—collaboration has become a chore. We want to bring back the joy of working together. As we head into the next chapter of file sync and share, we’re excited to announce new features that make collaboration simple and efficient.

Manage storage space better with Dropbox Smart Sync

As more people work together in teams, the need for storage space grows exponentially. This presents big challenges. But with our new Smart Sync feature, users can see all their files and folders right from their desktop, whether they’re stored in the cloud or synced locally.
Screenshot of Windows File Explorer showing right-click menu for Dropbox Smart Sync
Screenshot of Windows File Explorer showing right-click menu for Dropbox Smart Sync
Users working with just 128 GB of hard drive space can easily comb through terabytes of files to find exactly what they need—right from Windows File Explorer or macOS Finder. Now, they won’t need to take extra steps—like switching to a web browser—just to view files. And whenever they need to access files stored in the cloud, users can download them with a quick double click. Smart Sync also provides the controls admins need to manage their deployments more effectively. Admins can decide whether new content on managed devices starts out cloud-only or synced. And since new files are cloud-only by default, admins won’t overload hard drives when they add members to their account or team folders. Learn more at

Bring people and ideas together with Dropbox Paper

With Dropbox Paper, we’re giving teams a flexible workspace that brings people and ideas together. After receiving great responses from early adopters in over 200 countries and territories—including companies like InVision, Ben & Jerry’s, Shopify, and Campaign Monitor—we’ve been evolving Paper to make it even more powerful. Today, we’re happy to announce Paper is out of beta and available in 21 languages on the web.
Screenshot of task list in Dropbox Paper doc
Screenshot of task list in Dropbox Paper doc
In addition to our recently released core AdminX controls, Dropbox Business customers soon will have additional controls for eDiscovery and data loss prevention with our Paper API for security partners. And soon, they’ll be able to keep working on the go with mobile offline access. To see how Paper can help your team get more done, visit

New plans to help you tailor Dropbox Business to your needs

And finally, we’re pleased to unveil new plans that enable you to pay only for the features and storage you want. Our updated plans and pricing offer data security, management, and storage options customized to your business needs, whether you’re a startup or an enterprise. Existing Dropbox Business plans will be replaced with three new plans—Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise—all loaded with the new features announced in this post, along with our new viewer info feature. We want to give you time to experience the benefits of Advanced before deciding on a new plan. So starting today, current customers can access all the new features, with no changes to their pricing until their 2018 renewal. Learn more about our new plans. These are just the first steps in our mission to make working together easier and more enjoyable. Stay tuned—there’s a lot more in store.