Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Dropbox announced today the debut of a new app for Windows 10 devices that will work, at least for now, on both PCs and tablets. Dropbox for Windows 10 follows the companies’ earlier integrations across both web and mobile devices allowing users to drag-and-drop items in between the Dropbox app and Windows File Explorer, as well as copy or paste files.
Dropbox and Microsoft partnered back in 2014, and since then have released several integrations including a previous Windows 8 app that would actually work just fine on Windows 10, but, this rerelease comes with much better and improved features that users would not like to miss.
“Yes, the older Dropbox app for Windows 8 works on Windows 10, but users will slowly be upgraded to the new version. That older app doesn’t leverage the full features of Windows 10 or Dropbox though,” a Dropbox spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat.
Those full features will include: Quick Search, that will allow you to see results immediately as you start typing, and Interactive notifications, which will let you accept invites without launching the app. Users will be able to comment directly to their files in @mentions and to access Jump List, that let right-click on the app icon in the taskbar to access recent files. Finally, users will be able to enable Windows Hello, a feature that lets you use your fingerprint, face or iris to unlock Dropbox.
Even though Dropbox for Windows 10 is an universal app and it is able to run on PCs and tables, it does not work on phones yet. Dropbox said the app will be available for Windows 10 Mobile “soon” but wouldn’t share any timing details beyond “early 2016.”