My grandfather, Marvin, is a lawyer by trade but a creative writer at heart. At 89 years old, he’s written over 50 pieces — but over the years, many of them have gotten lost in filing cabinets and piles around his house. With his newly created Dropbox account ready to go, we set out to find, scan, and archive all of his writing. His work now has a single home that keeps it safe, and we were even able to self-publish many essays, poems, and short stories on his newly created website by sending shared links to a web designer across the country.
Starting today, when you click on a Dropbox shared link from your mobile device, you can open the file or folder right in the Dropbox app — which means you get rich previews for documents and photos and an easy way to save the file or folder to your Dropbox account.
A pre-Valentine’s Day survey from last year showed that over six million Americans planned to propose — or expected to be proposed to — on the year’s most romantic holiday. So the odds are that a few of you will wake up on February 15 newly engaged to be married. If that happens, we’re here to help. Countless newlyweds have told us that their trusty Dropboxes helped them stay calm and organized throughout the entire wedding planning process. To give you a head start, we’ve collected the top four ways couples use Dropbox to make planning that perfect wedding a little bit easier.
Today we’re thrilled to share that Vanessa Wittman will be joining Dropbox in March as our new CFO. Vanessa is taking the reins from Sujay Jaswa, who has been Arash’s and my right hand in building the business side of the company since he joined in 2010.
We’re one month into 2015, which is right around the time when new year’s resolutions start to falter. If one of your goals this year was to be more productive, here’s a shot in the arm to keep you going — three productivity tips you can use right now, brought to you by the Dropbox team.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll start seeing an “Open” button when you preview a file on the web that already lives in the Dropbox folder on your computer. That button will open the file immediately in its native application.