Dropbox Lands as a Universal App for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

As promised late last year, Dropbox has delivered for Windows Phone.

Rod Trent

January 22, 2015

2 Min Read
Dropbox Lands as a Universal App for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

In November 2014, Microsoft and DropBox announced a big partnership which would allow deep integration with Office 365. Shortly after, and in the same month, Microsoft rolled out an updated Office 365 Mobile app for iOS and Android, giving those users the ability to save Office docs directly to Dropbox.

As part of that evolving relationship, Dropbox had promised to deliver a self-branded app for Windows Phone. Yesterday, amid all the glitz and glamor of the Windows 10 event, Dropbox finally delivered.

The app is free and you get 2 GB of free space (with Dropbox Basic) just for signing up for the service. If you need more space the company offers Dropbox Pro which costs $9.99 and gives you 1 TB of storage, more sharing options than the basic service, and remote wipe capability. And, of course, the company also offers a business version that provides extra levels of security and support for $15 per user per month.

Dropbox, of course, is one of the pioneers in Cloud storage services, with every other Cloud provider following suit along the way. Cloud storage services are a dime a dozen, but Dropbox has been doing it since the very beginning.

Here is what Dropbox is touting in this latest app release:

  • Access your photos, docs, and videos from any device

  • Share even your biggest files with a simple link — no more attachments!

  • Add files to your “Favorites” for fast, offline viewing

  • Optimized performance of Camera Upload

  • New language added: Spanish (Spain)

The app can be found in the Windows Phone store here: Dropbox for Windows Phone

And, to get the seamless, cross-device experience you can also grab it from the Windows 8.1 Store here: Dropbox for Windows 8.1

Incidentally, Dropbox didn't develop the app all its own. It actually went out and hired popular Windows developer Rudy Huyn to do the job for them. Rudy announced it on Twitter earlier today...


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