Dropbox app for Windows 8 has arrived

We know that there are quite a few of you out there that use Dropbox and that you have been patiently waiting for the service to bring an application to the Microsoft Store. If you fall into this bucket, we have great news for you as Dropbox now has an official Windows 8 application in the Windows Store for you to download.

The application, as you would expect, allows you to browse and preview all your files associated with your account and you can also share any file, photo or folder with Windows 8’s Share Charm.

Dropbox’s main rival on Windows 8 is Microsoft’s own SkyDrive service which comes baked in to the OS. Seeing as Microsoft now has one of the largest cloud storage competitors now on its platform, it will give consumers another great option for cloud based storage with Windows 8.

So far, the app is doing well with 28 reviews as of this posting and a 4 start ranking. If you download the app, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Windows Store

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Since I use Dropbox for almost all of my files, documents and business proposals, app for Windows 8 is a must for people like me. Since the upgrade to Windows 8, a Dropbox app was required as I use its integration with GroupDocs to view, edit and compare my documents in the browser. Now, I can access my files and folders without any hassle from this new Dropbox app and work on documents easily. You should also try it out if working with Office documents is a daily task for you.

http://groupdocs.com/blog/grou...h-groupdocs-apps-suite.html

I wish I had Windows 8...
My personal experience with SkyDrive and Dropbox (both of which I use at the same time) is that SkyDrive's 25gb (for me ) and Web Apps make the overall service a lot better for my needs. However, the Dropbox desktop client beats SkyDrive and Google Drive (shudder) by a long shot, being far more stable, bug-free and faster, and the shared folder syncing is still an amazing advantage.

What standards do we have to use when discussing Windows 8 apps? The colours and fonts chosen? The size of the background splash images (like the Travel app)? Unless one lags noticeably behind the other, I can't think of how one app would be better than the other, if you look solely at the app experience itself.

Uh dude. Let me let you in on a little secret. If you are comfortable and smart enough on using an Android device, be smart and get yourself to a demo unit of either a Samsung Galaxy branded device (S3, Note II, Note 10.1 Tablet, Camera, etc...).

Anyway go to the pre-installed Dropbox app and log in. Make sure you log out before you leave. If nobody has done that before you on that device, you will get 50GB of Dropbox for two years. Works on Sprint and T-Mobile for sure.

HTC has done this before (10GB offer with the Rezound and 25GB offer with the One X). Which is why I enjoy close to 100GB of space on Dropbox absolutely free.

Never bought any of these device. Just made sure to get to one when the device was released. You never know, try your luck.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/297/en

I guess we should all be a little patient as this version 1.0 of Metro! I'm sure we'll start seeing more robust apps in the coming months..

true, but everyone wants to get their apps out right away because of the big userbase,even if the apps are incomplete. At least then they can take their time updating it and adding new features. You've got to remember that these aren't ports. Its a whole new UI paradigm,so these apps have to be designed from scratch.

It enables integration with other apps via the Share charm and in the standard Metro file opening/saving window/pane/rectangle of text. It is a foothold for future versions that take more advantage of the fact that it can inherently be a better touch interface than the standard Dropbox site.

Skydrive's app is certainly better, but Dropbox's web experience is easier to use. Getting a public link, sharing files, it just seems a lot easier on Dropbox's website than on Skydrives.

Glad to see metro apps being embraced. Just need a Trillian or something similar (IM+ really sucks).

really don't understand the problem with skydrive when sharing with a public link is exactly 4 clicks...

however i of course can accept if someone is used to and satisfied with a service and does not want to switch... just sayin' Skydrive is pretty simple to use

ObiWanToby said,
Skydrive's app is certainly better, but Dropbox's web experience is easier to use.

Huh? If I, or any application, make a change in my Dropbox folder, it syncs. It's a thoughtless process. How do you beat that?

morden said,
really don't understand the problem with skydrive when sharing with a public link is exactly 4 clicks...

however i of course can accept if someone is used to and satisfied with a service and does not want to switch... just sayin' Skydrive is pretty simple to use

That's the problem, it's four clicks vs dropbox's 2

SkyDrive > DropBox. It's just better, and even more so if you're using Win 8 as it's very well integrated.

Not if you are using a phone and want your photos automatically updated to such a service with minimal effort, or you use applications that integrate with Dropbox API. Does Skydrive have such an API. I hope it does, but i don't know. I think Google Drive has it but i think only Chrome extensions are using it.

LauRoman said,
Not if you are using a phone and want your photos automatically updated to such a service with minimal effort, or you use applications that integrate with Dropbox API. Does Skydrive have such an API. I hope it does, but i don't know. I think Google Drive has it but i think only Chrome extensions are using it.

Yes, Skydrive/Windows Phone has that feature. It's not automatically enabled, though.

LauRoman said,
Not if you are using a phone and want your photos automatically updated to such a service with minimal effort, or you use applications that integrate with Dropbox API. Does Skydrive have such an API. I hope it does, but i don't know. I think Google Drive has it but i think only Chrome extensions are using it.

SkyDrive has some APIs. I use it on my Android phone along with Dropbox and Google Drive.

For me, the way I use the services Dropbox > Google Drive > Sky Drive