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Dropbox Extensions let you do almost everything inside Dropbox

Dropbox Extensions let you do almost everything inside Dropbox

Like it or not, “the cloud” has become an essential part of modern life. At the very least, more and more people are using cloud storage to hold their files, especially the ones they need on the go or to collaborate with others. Cloud storage, however, really offers just that: storage. To do anything with the files stored in them, you often have to not only launch other apps, you also have to download and re-upload them in the process. That’s why Dropbox has developed a new Extensions system so you can do all of the things you need to do without leaving Dropbox at all.

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Dropbox starts automatically scanning text in images

Dropbox starts automatically scanning text in images

Dropbox has launched a new feature that automatically scans the text found in uploaded images, the company has announced. The new OCR feature extracts any words it finds from PDFs, scanned document images, photos of receipts, and more, making it easier for users to search the content. The feature is only available to certain Dropbox account types, however.

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Dropbox free 1TB pro upgrade: cloud storage has become cheap

Dropbox free 1TB pro upgrade: cloud storage has become cheap

While the “cloud” still lacks a formal, universally accepted definition, it has become a common term thrown around in both tech and media. Cloud storage has, in fact, become so common that there are already dozens of business competing in a once Dropbox-dominated market. It now has Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box to contend with, among others. To widen its lead, Dropbox just upgraded its Pro and Business Standard tiers with an additional 1 TB all for free. Sadly, the needle hasn’t moved at all for its other plans.

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Dropbox for Gmail add-on makes it easier to send and save files

Dropbox for Gmail add-on makes it easier to send and save files

Dropbox has announced a new add-on for Gmail, the first product of a partnership between it and Google. With this add-on, Dropbox users can find any file they need from within their Gmail inbox, doing so from any browser, as well as the Gmail Android app. The company also plans to bring the new support to iOS, though it hasn't provided a launch date for that platform yet.

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Dropbox mobile apps get better file activity tracking and sharing tools

Dropbox mobile apps get better file activity tracking and sharing tools

Dropbox has updated its Android and iOS apps with new features that help users stay up to date with their files while better managing content, previewing documents, simplified file commenting, and more. The new features launched on iOS today, and the company promises that Android users will get access to the new features "soon."

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Dropbox Paper adds customizable templates to simplify doc creation

Dropbox Paper adds customizable templates to simplify doc creation

Dropbox has announced new features for Paper, its online collaboration platform. Most notable among the changes is the addition of Templates, a customizable way for users to create the type of document they need for the task at hand. Users are given the ability to "templatize" any existing document; this transforms the file into a template that can be used for future work.

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5 tips to make your Dropbox game as good as their IPO

5 tips to make your Dropbox game as good as their IPO

Dropbox is having a great week thanks to a successful IPO, and you can get in on the fun. The company offers a trio of plans designed to meet all kinds of needs, but there's a good chance you already have an account. Are you using it to its fullest potential? Is it making your life easier? Here's a handful of ways to wield Dropbox like the powerful tool it is.

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Original Dropbox seed pitch remains fresh a decade later (at IPO)

Original Dropbox seed pitch remains fresh a decade later (at IPO)

Today Dropbox launched their IPO to what's currently considered a rather excited public. The stock sits at +35.67% this afternoon, and it's daily high is at $28.49 USD. This public offering came just over a decade after Dropbox showed their first presentation for seed money. Today we're having a peek at that original pitch, finding it just about as fresh as it was 10 years ago. A surprisingly small amount has changed in Dropbox's business space since then.

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Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing

Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing

Nearly everyone is familiar with the name Dropbox, one of the biggest file syncing and cloud storage services, and now the company is looking to take itself public. SEC documents have been unsealed this week, revealing that Dropbox has filed for an initial public offering to the tune of $500 million. This comes ten years after the company was founded, nine years after CEO Drew Houston turned down an offer from Steve Jobs, and a few years after it was valued at $10 billion.

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Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox has announced the arrival of a new plan called Professional, a solution the company explains was designed specifically for independent workers. With Dropbox Professional, users are given access to both Dropbox Showcase and Dropbox Smart Sync, ultimately enjoying a single destination where they can store their content, track it, and share it with other people.

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Dropbox Paper adds Sketch previews, mobile folders, archiving and more

Dropbox Paper adds Sketch previews, mobile folders, archiving and more

Dropbox's online collaborative environment, Paper, has received some updates that improve the usage experience. Chief among the changes is new integrations with Figma and InVision, and that itself is joined by the new ability to preview Sketch files within Paper, no longer requiring users to toggle out of the service. The new features are rolling out to Dropbox Paper users today.

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The Best Cloud Storage of 2017 – An overview of providers

The Best Cloud Storage of 2017 – An overview of providers

Computing devices are getting more powerful, more varied, and more ubiquitous, but the data storage in these devices hasn't changed that much. We are still beholden to the HDDs, SSDs, and eMMCs or UFS of yesteryears. In fact, the storage story has become even more complicated because each device has its own storage that you have to manage or keep in sync with other devices.

Enter cloud computing and cloud storage, with its promise of being able to access your data anytime, anywhere. Well, as long as you have an Internet connection, that is. It is an inescapable fact of modern day computing life and it pays to know the choices you have. Here are ten of the top cloud storage options this half of the year.

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