$9 billion Dropbox explains why it's blowing up its product for its biggest redesign in 12 years

Business Insider | 6/11/2019 | Rosalie Chan
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On Tuesday, Dropbox announced that it has made its biggest redesign in its history.

Dropbox partnered with Zoom, Slack, and Atlassian for new integrations.

Dropbox - Users - Share - Files - Slack

On the new Dropbox, users will not only be able to store and share files, but also send Slack messages and set up Zoom meetings directly from Dropbox.

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Dropbox just overhauled the designed of its flagship file-sharing product.

"It's the biggest change we've ever made to our product," Dropbox CEO and co-founder Drew Houston said at a press event.

Dropbox - Cloud - Storage - Files - Workspace

Dropbox started as cloud storage for files, but now it views itself as a virtual workspace for companies, the company announced Tuesday.

For instance, employees tend to use an array of tools like Slack, Zoom, Atlassian, Google's G Suite, and more. This involves having to switch between windows and tabs to find files and communicate with co-workers.

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But with the new Dropbox, users can organize their related files in one place, whether it's PowerPoint files or Google Drive files. Plus, Dropbox partnered with Zoom, Slack, and Atlassian for new integrations. So workers can send Slack messages or set up Zoom meetings right from Dropbox and don't have to keep switching between different apps.

"Just about all the core experiences on the desktop have been completely imagined for the better except our work stuff," Houston said. "Why are we still stuck in this little time capsule? What if our tools are organized? What if the conversations and context around it can live together? Maybe we can take an even bigger step back."

Dropbox - Search - Users - Files - Conversations

Dropbox now also includes a unified search so that users can search between their files and conversations in one place, as well as web shortcuts for users to add relevant links.

Dropbox will still be able to sync and store files, as it has done since its...
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