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New York (The Verge) — Dropbox is getting a massive overhaul, wants to be the center of your workflow theverge.com/2019/6/11/1866….
Dropbox used to be a simple concept — a folder on your computer that seamlessly syncs with the cloud. But the company’s ambitions are much bigger: it wants to be one of your collaborative tools alongside heavy hitters like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Slack, Salesforce, Trello, and Zoom. Today it’s unifying those ideas into a single new desktop app that it’s calling “the new Dropbox.”
According to the company’s blog post, it’s designed to be a kind of meta-platform that helps you organize your “work about work,” but the highlight here is the ability to create and collaborate without ever leaving the new Dropbox app — you’ll be able to start and edit Google and Microsoft-based docs, spreadsheets and slide decks (Dropbox has been working on this for a while), start Slack conversations and Zoom video conference meetings (you can share Dropbox files to each), and manage Atlassian (Jira, Trello, etc.) based projects, instead of tabbing over to each of those web apps individually. — Sean Hollister/@verge