Windows 8 gets Dropbox app; still no Windows Phone 8 love

Windows 8 gets Dropbox app; still no Windows Phone 8 love

Dropbox has closed a gaping hole in the Windows 8 lineup by releasing its official client for the platform.

Dropbox for Windows 8, now available via the Windows Store, bringing the ability to sync Windows 8 devices to the cloud, as well as other features like the ability to browse and preview all files on Dropbox and ability to open/ edit/ save Dropbox files from other Windows 8 apps.

The app includes support for both Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT and comes with Metro-style UI and includes Windows 8 goodness in the form of the Share Charm that lets users share any file or folder as well as the Search Charm that lets users search across their Dropbox files.

Dropbox is one of the most popular file-sharing services with over 100 million users as of November 2012. It is present on almost all popular mobile and desktop platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, BlackBerry and Android. Unofficial ports also exist for Symbian and MeeGo platform. The one remaining void is Windows Phone 8.

With Dropbox for Windows 8 now available, Windows Phone 8 users would be hoping an official client for the mobile platform is not too far away.

Dropbox for Windows 8 release notes

With the Dropbox app for Windows 8, you can easily browse all your files, view your pictures, and watch your videos with a tap!

Browse and preview all of your files and photos on Dropbox
Open, edit and save files from other Windows 8 apps
Share any photo, file or folder with the Share Charm
Find your files with the Search Charm

Supported processors
x86, x64, ARM

Dropbox (Windows 8, Free)

Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles.


Sponsored: In the Stores