Dropbox has announced a slew of updates — and a brand new tool — that it hopes will help users save valuable hours of work.
The most notable update is the introduction of Dropbox Capture, which the commercial cloud storage company says will let users “express your opinions without having to meet.” It combines voice recording with other visual aids like screen recording and presentations so that workers can explain something and present without having to schedule a video call.
Dropbox says this feature is accessible on all of its plans, including the free basic plan. These and Plus or Family subscribers will be able to record up to two hours of content in 1080p. Only videos under five minutes can be edited. Professional, Standard, Premium, and Enterprise customers can record and edit any video size up to their account storage limits, and further enhance 4K quality.
New Dropbox features
The company is also making changes to its HelloSign eSign tool to make it more consistent with other products. Now called Dropbox Sign, all users will benefit from unlimited self-signing, including the free plan. Paid Standard and Premium plans add Dropbox Forms, allowing up to 50 exchanges per month.
Elsewhere, Dropbox has also added support for video files to DocSend, a tool the company hopes will replace traditional email attachments. With this, standard, premium, and enterprise users can check things like play completion rates, viewing times, and even geotagged locations, which is handy for companies to monitor employee training progress.
The company has already hinted at integrating Capture into DocSend by the end of this year, hopefully with Google Drive, iCloud Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.