Dropbox adds new features to support distributed work

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Dropbox has rolled out new features designed to eliminate some of the frustrations.

The company has also improved in browser extension and credit card support in Dropbox Passwords. As well as the ability to share passwords. Most of the new features are already available while some are still rolling out.

All items except the one for Suggested folders are accessible to any Dropbox user including those with free Basic accounts.

Suggested folders:  Now available to Dropbox Business teams, suggested folders try to lead you to the right content so you can access what you need from colleagues and coworkers. Business users will now see recommendations for different folders based on their roles and on how they collaborate with fellow team members.

File conversion: This new feature lets you convert certain types of files to other formats directly through Dropbox. As of now, Dropbox users can convert PDFs and images to other formats. An option to convert video files is coming soon, according to Dropbox.

The idea is to eliminate the hassle of downloading and opening a file from Dropbox in a specific application, converting it to a different format, and then uploading the new version.

Camera uploads: With this new feature, Dropbox users can automatically back up photos and videos from their phones. And tablets where they can access them from any device. You can opt to back up specific albums.

Better navigation: The Dropbox website has improved the navigation pane on the left. To help users to more easily see and bounce among your different folders and files.

Redesigned details pane: The details pane on the right now provides more information on a selected file, including the format, size, modified date, and access level.

Easier System Tray access: The Dropbox System Tray icon in Windows now shows you your synced data. So you know if your files have been updated between your computer and the cloud.

Credit card support: Dropbox Passwords also now supports credit and debit cards. So you can securely store your payment information to purchase items online.

Password sharing: Finally, you can share your saved passwords with other members of your Dropbox plan. If you want to use the same accounts to access different websites.