Introducing Dropbox Backup and new ways to do more with your digital content


Published on April 05, 2022

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As digital ecosystems have become increasingly complex—with content scattered across a sea of browser tabs and apps—creators, solopreneurs, and distributed teams need a better way to organize everything and keep work moving. That’s why Dropbox has been focused on building and improving capabilities that support all of your cloud content and workflows. 

Over the last year, we launched several new features and product experiences to help you organize, find, and do more with your digital content. Today, we’re building on that momentum by introducing more new tools to help you move work forward faster and simplify the way you back up and recover your digital files.

Secure your digital life with Dropbox Backup

If you’ve ever spilled coffee on a laptop or had a computer crash for no apparent reason, you know the stress and heartbreak that come with losing your content. The newest iteration of Dropbox Backup is designed to take away those headaches. Building on our popular backup functionality, Backup has been upgraded with new features our users have been asking for, including a new restoration flow, settings to manage your backups on your computer, and more. 

An easy-to-use alternative to other backup tools available in the market, Backup gives you the option of choosing a robust, standalone cloud backup solution from Dropbox, even if you don't have a Dropbox account.

While cloud sync services can free up space on your hard drive and let you access, share, and collaborate on your content with others, Backup gives you extra peace of mind by automatically backing up a copy of your files and folders that can be quickly recovered from the cloud if needed. With Backup, you can make sure you've preemptively taken the steps you need to protect your most important files, such as photos, videos, and personal docs.

  • Simplify your backup experience. Manage everything from your desktop—one place to check progress, view history, and prioritize specific files.
  • Be prepared with an automated safety net. Keep backed-up files separate from your shared files, so you won’t have to worry about overwriting your emergency backups.
  • Rely on fast recovery if things go wrong. Start recovery with just a few clicks, and your files will be automatically restored from cloud backup.

Dropbox Backup is excellent. You can easily back up all the files that you want to, make changes anytime, choose which folders you want to back up, and access your files everywhere.” —Arvin Velarde

Dropbox Backup is available across all plans. To learn more, visit

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Animation of Dropbox Backup

Launch your digital business with Dropbox Shop

With the rise of the creator economy, more people are turning their passion into a business. Last year, we launched Dropbox Shop in private beta, and now we’re introducing updates to the experience. Available today in open beta, Shop lets content creators sell and share their digital content—right from Dropbox.

By enabling you to sell directly to your customers, Shop lets you maintain ownership and control over your business and audiences. The latest updates to Shop help you elevate and customize the way you bring your digital content to customers. With the new version, you can customize your storefront and URLs, embed HTML codes, and add tipping capabilities.

“What I really like about Dropbox Shop is that it’s very easy to use, and you can create a Shop very quickly. It allows me to focus on what I’m good at instead of figuring out the logistics of a new platform.” —Sally Schönack

Dropbox Shop beta is available today to individual users on Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Professional plans in the U.S. If you’re on a team account or outside of the U.S., you can sign up for the waitlist at

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Animation of Dropbox Shop beta

Move work forward with HelloSign Templates, PDF Editing, and DocSend Dashboard Analytics

With HelloSign Templates, you can streamline eSignature requests by turning your most frequently used documents into templates directly from your Dropbox account. Create, save, and send Templates right from Dropbox to spend less time formatting those high-volume documents—such as NDAs, offer letters, SOWs or contracts—that you frequently send to different recipients. 

You and your team can:

  • Create and edit reusable templates to prepare and send documents in a flash.
  • Track documents throughout the entire signing lifecycle and set automatic follow-up emails so no document ever falls through the cracks. 
  • Automatically store and organize your signed documents within Dropbox, minimizing tedious manual work.

HelloSign Templates are available today to select Dropbox users in beta, and will be rolling out to all users in the coming weeks.

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Screenshot of HelloSign Templates

PDF files are one of the fastest growing content types on our platform. In 2021 alone, the number of PDF files shared on Dropbox grew by 40%. Our customers told us they need a simple way to take action on these files without leaving Dropbox. Our new PDF Editing feature eliminates the time and hassle of creating multiple PDF versions and switching between different platforms. 

  • Rearrange, insert, rotate, and delete PDF pages
  • Fill out interactive forms
  • Manage multiple version by saving PDFs as a copy or replacing the original 

PDF Editing is available today to select users in beta, and will be rolling out to all users in the coming weeks.

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Animation of PDF Editing in Dropbox

Before following up with contacts, you need to know exactly which content your audiences find most engaging. DocSend Dashboard Analytics provides data-driven insights to help you identify your most promising prospects and learn which content captured their interest. Our new analytic tracking includes a list of your most-engaged contacts, a more detailed log of recent visits that’s refreshed hourly, and a new option to sort by views, page visits, and time spent on documents.

Dashboard Analytics is available today to all DocSend users. 

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Screenshot of DocSend Dashboard Analytics

To learn more about some of our newest features, check out our product updates page.