Dropbox continues building tools to keep you organized at work and home


Published on July 20, 2021

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When we introduced new features for distributed teams last year, you might’ve already been feeling the boundaries between work and home begin to blur. So much has happened since then. Work has been forever transformed, and the divides between our personal and professional lives have continued to recede. To help you manage the transition into this new world, we’re continuing to develop new tools to support you at home and at work.

Keep work moving simply and quickly

As we’ve adapted to a new way of working, we’ve learned a lot about the friction and obstacles that arise when teams shift from working in the same place at the same time, to working across locations and hours. We refined the Dropbox experience to reduce clutter and added new features to give you faster access to your content and workflows.

  • Suggested folders: Add and share the right content with the right people  
  • File conversion: Convert files to different formats (i.e. JPEGs to PNGs) without leaving Dropbox 
  • A simplified experience in the system tray: See all your content safely synced at a glance with a simplified Dropbox experience in the task bar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) 
  • A new navigation on web: Find content faster with a new left side navigation experience of your folders
  • Redesigned details pane: See important content highlights in an updated intuitive content details pane for the web
Redesigned details pane
Screenshot showing redesigned details pane in Dropbox

Protect content and stay organized at home

We’ve also made it easier to centralize, organize, and protect your most important personal content. To start, we’ve significantly improved camera uploads to make its performance faster and more reliable. And starting today, camera uploads is available to all Basic users. 

  • Automatically back up photos and videos from your mobile device to Dropbox, and access them on any device
  • Back up specific albums and customize how your photos and videos are saved (now available for iOS and coming soon to Android)
  • Save space on your phone by safely removing photos after backing them up
Camera Uploads
Animation showing Camera Uploads

With Dropbox Passwords, you can seamlessly log in to websites and apps. Today, we’re introducing several updates to make it even easier to store, sync, and share passwords:

  • Passwords browser extension: Capture and fill in logins and passwords as you perform online tasks
  • Passwords sharing: Securely share passwords and payments and stay on top of who has access to what accounts
  • Support for credit and debit cards: Save time by managing payments from your web browser and mobile devices
Dropbox Passwords
Illustration showing Dropbox Passwords

To learn more ways these new features can help you stay organized at work and home, check out our Product Updates page.