Dropbox now lets users link personal and business accounts, launches Carousel app

A year ago, Dropbox announced a way for business users to have their own accounts for the cloud-based storage service. Today, the company said that people who have both a personal and business Dropbox account can now link them together.

This new feature will allow a user to have just one account on Dropbox that he or she can use for both personal and work efforts. In addition, Dropbox now allows for remote wiping of data in case of emergencies. The company is also working on what it calls "Project Harmony," which will enable real-time collaboration with Office documents stored in Dropbox. More information on that project is scheduled to be revealed Friday.


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Dropbox also announced an app called Carousel, which is a new way to store and show off a user's photos and videos. The app is now available for iOS and Android and automatically backs up any new photos or videos taken from a smartphone. Additionally, the app allows for private conversations for each image and video clip, which means users can just see what their friends and family think of those photos.

Finally, Dropbox launched an Android version of its Mailbox app today, along with revealing that the company is running a private beta for an upcoming Mac desktop version. Mailbox also has a new auto-swipe feature. The blog post states, "Starting today, Mailbox uses Dropbox to sync preferences and Auto-swipe patterns across email accounts and devices. That means you get a seamless experience no matter which device or email account you use."

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So Pro is $9.99/month for 100GB? Heck, Google offers 10 times that much storage for the same price.

What am I missing? I don't need to share. Just store stuff.

Dropbox is not comparable to Google Drive or MS Skydrive, Dropbox does all kinds of extra stuff those do not do.

If you need just storage and to share an album or file every once in awhile, stick with Skydrive/Google Drive.

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Dropbox is not comparable to Google Drive or MS Skydrive, Dropbox does all kinds of extra stuff those do not do.

If you need just storage and to share an album or file every once in awhile, stick with Skydrive/Google Drive.

What does Dropbox do that OneDrive (SkyDrive) doesn't? There's a couple features on SkyDrive that I don't believe are on Dropbox... One of those used to be Office file collaboration, but now Dropbox has that too...

Any reason this wouldn't work on the Nexus 4? I've tried both Mailbox and Carousel on both SlimKat and Carbon Roms. Just says the phone is incompatible and both roms are 4.4.2

There was a recent article on Neowin about Dropbox snooping on user data or something to that effect, but I can't seem to find it any more. Was it deleted? If so, why?

Because the article was misinformed. Dropbox blocks public sharing of files which have hashes matching copyrighted files and such, similar to Youtube's ContentID system. If a file is uploaded that Dropbox recognizes from the hash, it'll replicate it server side and save you bandwidth which is pretty cool.

Thanks, I was curious what it was about and whether it had been suppressed for some reason. :shiftyninja: I'd closed the browser and when I launched it again only the URL was visible but the article had disappeared. Looks like someone here jumped the gun and then hastily retracted when informed of their mistake.