More than 20 billion image and PDF files have been stored in Dropbox, and of those, 10–20% are photos of documents. The problem is that, unlike Word documents or PDFs with embedded text, the contents of those images can’t be searched. Finding the one you need—especially if there are tens of thousands stored or shared with you in Dropbox—is tough. Today, we’re attacking that problem by automatically performing optical character recognition on these images as part of our DBXi initiative.
As you collaborate on large files—like ultra hi-def video and interactive presentations—with co-workers and clients, your need for storage only increases. So we’re helping you store more by giving Dropbox Professional and Business Standard accounts an additional terabyte of space—with no change in price.
It might seem like the creative process begins with a brainstorm and ends with a presentation. But in reality, creating the asset is just the first step. It’s everything that happens after that determines whether the idea will fly. And at every stage of the content lifecycle—creating, sharing, reviewing, discussing, and iterating—there’s a team of contributors who shape and refine it. The hard part is making sure all those contributions build the idea up, and don’t whittle it down. To make the reviewing and iterating stages of the process easier, Dropbox is introducing new previews capabilities. Here’s how they can help your team save time and drive work forward.
By some estimates, half of the workers in the US have jobs that are at least partially suited to working outside the office. Think of it as being unchained from your desk—and not a work-til-you-drop lifestyle. Want to be able to check in quickly while you’re at a coffee shop, or on a train, or maybe just going outside for a breath of fresh air? That’s the kind of flexibility we want everyone to have. It’s part of our mission to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. So we’ve introduced new features to help you keep work moving from anywhere. With the latest additions to the Dropbox mobile app, you’ll be able to:
Check out how music executive Ericka J. Coulter and her team use Dropbox to create one of the most buzzed-about scenes in Los Angeles—TheBasement.
Team meeting notes, creative briefs, project plans: You’re probably using the same types of docs over and over again. But pulling one together—tracking down the last doc, copying and pasting into a new one, stripping out the old project’s info—is an annoying, repetitive chore. So today, we’re making your work easier by introducing one of the most requested Dropbox Paper features: the ability to turn any doc into a shareable template.