Dropbox overhauls its Mac app, adds a bunch of awesome features


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Dropbox wants to be the only app you use on your Mac to access your most important files — wherever they are stored.

Its overhauled desktop client brings all your favorite cloud services together inside an all-new design with a bunch of awesome new features. It’s more than an app, Dropbox says, “it’s a completely new experience.”

The new Dropbox app was designed to be familiar to existing users, but more powerful than ever before. It brings together all your files — even those stored in third-party cloud services — and makes them even easier to access.

Here’s what you have to look forward to.

Dropbox brings everything together

You no longer need to log into different cloud services to access different files; Dropbox lets you connect to competing services from the likes of Google and Microsoft to bring it all together.

You can create, access, and share content in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides — as well as Office Online — inside Dropbox. And when you need to find something, you can search across all of your content no matter where it’s stored.

There are three new integrations now, too. You can connect with Slack to make it easier to share files and collaborate on different projects. And when you need to speak with colleagues face-to-face, there’s Zoom integration, too.

Later on, Dropbox will also add support for Atlassian to make project management more effective.

Dropbox keeps everyone in sync

Dropbox also lets you do a lot more with shared folders now, like adding descriptions that will help teammates better understand what they’re working on. You can also pin key content to the top of a workspace and assign to-dos so that colleagues know their next task.

And you no longer need to wonder what everyone has been up to. Dropbox’s new activity feed shows you exactly which files other have been working in.

Try it out today

The new features have already rolled out on iOS, and you can try them out on Mac today. It will be a little while before the overhauled desktop client is available to everyone by default, but you can opt-in to early access right away.