Give the gift that keeps on syncing

The gift-giving season is almost here, and for a lot of us that means finding the perfect thing for friends, family, and coworkers — some of whom can be very tough to shop for. After all, it’s so hard to know what people need these days. A new sweater? Oven mitts? The latest gadget that’ll be obsolete in six months anyway? Luckily for you, we have your holiday gifting needs covered with something that will make a lot of people on your list happy: a year-long subscription to Dropbox Pro.

Starting today, you can buy a Dropbox Pro gift subscription for one year,

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University Insights: Linguists and shutterbugs

Welcome to the fourth and final post in our Dropbox University Insights series. In these posts, we’ve been taking aggregated usage data* from Dropbox users at universities around the world, and surfacing interesting trends.

For our closing Insights post we’re taking a look at two different forms of communication: one old, and one relatively new. For most of us, language is our default method of communication — be it written, spoken, or signed. But photographs can be a powerful communication tool as well, especially in the digital age with tools like Instagram and Snapchat.

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Building a supportive community for LGBT employees

Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve been ranked on two lists recognizing corporate LGBT-friendliness. We’ve always sought to make Dropbox a place where all employees feel included, and those who identify as LGBT are an important part of that. Over the past few years, we’ve ramped up our involvement in the broader LGBT community by marching in San Francisco, Austin, and Dublin Pride parades and coming out in support of the Obergefell v. Hodges amicus brief.

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Find what you need faster with Recents, now on dropbox.com

If you’re anything like us, you have hundreds or thousands of files stored in Dropbox. But not all of that content is relevant to you at any given moment; your 2013 tax return, for example, isn’t as top of mind as the presentation you’re working on for tomorrow’s meeting. That’s why we created Recents, a shortcut to those top-of-mind, need-it-now files. Your Recents page shows you all the files you’ve worked with recently, like docs you’ve added, edited, or moved. Launched first to iOS devices, Recents is rolling out today to dropbox.com, and will be coming soon to our Android app.

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Building the world’s simplest, most powerful collaboration platform

Dropbox Open, an event celebrating our business customers, is happening today in San Francisco, and it’s off to a great start this morning. We’re excited to have industry leaders including Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, HP’s Meg Whitman, and Apple’s Eddy Cue joining us at Dropbox Open. And we’re happy to welcome customers from around the globe to talk about where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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