|Dropbox widens reach to business, ramps up sharing
Dropbox is out to be the hip home in the cloud for photos, documents, video and other digital possessions of users.
Dropbox on Wednesday ramped up services for sharing and collaborating on virtual belongings ranging from Excel spreadsheets to family photos, AFP reports.
“This is a little glimpse into our new home; a home for life,'' Dropbox co-founder and chief executive Drew Houston said during an unveiling for press at a gallery in San Francisco.
Along with launching Dropbox for Business; Carousel photo and video sharing service, and a version of email organizing application Mailbox for Android-powered devices, the company announced that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined its board of directors.
“We're honored to be adding someone as brilliant and accomplished as Dr. Rice to our team,'' Houston said in a blog post.
Carousel was billed as a place for “precious memories'' captured as pictures or video with Apple or Android-powered smartphones.
Tools built into Carousel allow for instant sharing of batches of images, which are stored on Dropbox servers and can also be accessed from desktop computers.
Dropbox for Business takes aim at companies with ways to safely store files in the cloud while making it simple for co-workers to collaborate on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or PowerPoint presentations.
Also introduced was a version of Mailbox email organizing software tailored for smartphones powered by Google-backed Android operating systems.
Online storage firm Dropbox a year ago bought Mailbox, a hot startup devoted to making it simpler to deal with email overloads.
Mailbox for organizing and managing Gmail on Apple iPhone or iPod Touch devices became an instant hit after it was made available early last year.
San Francisco-based Dropbox has become an online location to store digital photos, documents, or videos in the internet ‘cloud' with the ability to access online from any computers.