From your light bulb moment to final presentation, the creative process isn’t always a smooth road. The trick is to avoid as many bumps and curves as you can. So we’ve been working on ways to help you find what you need to keep work flowing between you and your collaborators. Today, we’re unveiling new features that make it easier to locate your most frequently used files, stay on top of projects, and work seamlessly as a team. Now everything you need is in one place, with up-to-date, easy-to-find information. Here’s what’s new.
Find what you need fast with a redesigned homepage
Our updated homepage lets you track your files and activity in one place. It organizes your work to help you focus on what needs your attention first. And for the first time, you’ll see more than just files on your homepage. You’ll see unread activity on files and Paper docs, including comments, shares, and @mentions. Your homepage will highlight the files or Paper docs you’ve recently viewed, starred, edited, or uploaded across any platform, whether you’re working on the web or your mobile device.
(Available now for the Dropbox app on iOS and coming soon for Android).
Follow a project’s progress at every stage
When you’re working with shared files, a project’s status can change hourly. And the more people on your team, the more potential confusion there can be. To prevent that confusion, over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out a new feature that shows when someone has made changes to a file. When previewing a file on the web, you and your team will see a new tab showing who’s added, edited, renamed, or moved files across folders. We’ve also made it easy to collaborate no matter what kind of file you’re sharing. Dropbox now lets you preview more file types, including Sketch and a
wider range of raw photos. Even if a teammate doesn’t have Sketch installed, they’ll still be able to review the work and leave comments. And good news for those who work on the go—these file preview features are now available on mobile as well.
Simplify creation and collaboration with new Paper tools
Dropbox Paper, you don’t have to be in the same room to be on the same page. Paper gives teams a central place to create together, without having to flip between dozens of apps to find content. Today, Paper is introducing new design tool integrations that build
on our current ones, a new API endpoint, and a host of features that make it easier to stay organized and find what you need.