Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud-based storage services so it’s constantly updating its apps and adding new features. Recently, the company is very concerned about the security of its users, so they’ve added new ways to authenticate their identities. Of course, it is a serious concern as we store more files and personal information in these services, so it’s nice to see that this company provides different layers of security. While virtually any file can be stored in the cloud or even make backups for photos and they can be organized in folders, today Dropbox is adding the ability to store URLs and they can be easily stored by dragging them into the service’s site.
Basically, the links are stored as you would save any bookmark from a browser, but the advantage is that the ones stored on Dropbox wouldn’t be confined to just one browser and on one computer, you could see them in any device that uses this service. The new feature doesn’t seem that relevant, as many browsers like Google’s Chrome already sync the bookmarks across many devices and since most users already have a large list of their bookmarks, the process of exporting them to Dropbox might seem cumbersome.
Still, the company sees an advantage on the way that users could organize these bookmarks, as they can be stored in a folder along with pictures or other files. Dropbox uses an example to show how this new feature can be useful when organizing a project. An event agency uses some Word documents and the marketing team uses an online company wiki to host some files, so instead of having to visit different locations, those documents and the links can be kept in one folder along with any other file that might be needed like vendor invoices and invite design mockups, thus, making it easier to access by anyone involved in the project from a variety of devices. Other scenarios include a student that could organize and store URLs during a research so that they can read them later on from other devices, but really any scenario which requires organizing digital elements could benefit from this new feature.