Dropbox Now Available as Universal App on Windows and Windows Phone

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud with 0 Comments

Dropbox Now Available as Universal App on Windows and Windows Phone

Dropbox is updating its app on both Windows and Windows Phone today, with the big news being that the app is now a universal app with shared code across both platforms. The change is most readily apparent on Windows Phone, where the app suddenly achieves a nice functional parity with what used to be a more mature app on “big” Windows.

News of the major update comes courtesy of Daniel Rubino at Windows Central.

Here’s what’s new. As you’ll see, the change list is quite big on Windows Phone.



Shared folders. You can now create and manage shared folders within the app.

Keyboard shortcuts. Dropbox added keyboard shortcuts to select all items (Ctrl + A) and to search (Ctrl + F).

Improved download speeds


Bug fixes and performance improvements

Windows Phone

Universal app. The Windows Phone app is now a universal app that adapts properly to your screen size.

Upload more files. Previously you could only upload photos from the phone app.

Select multiple files to upload. Previously, you could only upload

SD card support. Now you can download files directly to your device or SD card if present.

Access Dropbox from other apps. Now you can save or open files to and from Dropbox within other apps.

Easier sharing. When inviting people to a shared folder, you can now select contacts from the phone.

Improved download speeds

Bug fixes and performance improvements

As Daniel notes, the app updates don’t appear to be in either store yet, but you’ll be able to get them soon from the following links.

Dropbox for Windows

Dropbox for Windows Phone

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