We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to simplify and strengthen security. In addition to continuous infrastructure enhancements, we’ve created a number of tools to help users and teams better protect their information on Dropbox. That includes support for cutting edge technologies like Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security keys, which we rolled out in 2015. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with Intel this year to bring built-in U2F support to Dropbox users on 7th Generation Core processors.
When we partnered with Microsoft in 2014, we had one goal in mind: to help you be more productive anywhere and on any device. Since then, we’ve introduced integrations that let you edit Microsoft Office files stored in your Dropbox directly from the web or on your mobile device. And just last week, we released a brand new Dropbox app for Windows 10. Today we’re excited to mark the next phase of our partnership with the release of two new integrations with Microsoft products.
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.
Now, you can drag and drop URLs into your Dropbox — on the web and on your desktop — and open them on any of your devices. This means you can take your bookmarks anywhere, instead of having them confined to a certain browser on a certain computer. But it also means you can organize all your information, no matter the format, into Dropbox folders — so your information is in one central place.
Making sure only you can access your account is an important part of keeping Dropbox safe. Today, we’re adding Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security keys as an additional method for two-step verification, giving you stronger authentication protection.
We often hear from users that getting files from other people can be a pain. Whether it’s photos from friends or docs from colleagues, collecting files usually means fishing through a sea of email attachments. We’ve given this problem a lot of thought, and today, we have a solution: a new feature called file requests.