Dropbox has revealed its vision for the smart workspace—a digital environment that brings all of a team’s content together with the tools they love, helping users cut through the clutter and surfacing what matters most.
Dropbox Spaces is now part of the new Dropbox, announced earlier this year, and also includes new features developed through the company’s machine intelligence platform, DBXi. In addition, the company added several new collaboration features across Dropbox surfaces including desktop, mobile, and web apps.
Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox said, “we’re building the smart workspace because we need technology that helps us quiet the noise, rather than contributing to it. This starts with the launch of Dropbox Spaces, which brings together your most important content and tools into one organised place, so you can stay focused and in sync with your team.”
The company also announced that its new desktop app—previously available in early access—is now generally available and rolling out starting today. The desktop app also includes Dropbox Spaces and several new features.
Chris Marsh, Research Director, Workforce Productivity and Compliance, 451 Research added, “it’s increasingly evident that modern knowledge workers are bombarded with needlessly distracting notifications that stop them from getting work done. 451 Research’s survey data shows that only a third of employees are very satisfied with their work applications. The sheer volume of apps they need to use is the biggest overall pain point. Dropbox’s new smart workspace will help address this issue by combining cloud content, platform services, machine intelligence and collaborative user experience in one central location.”
More details on Dropbox Spaces and new features announced today can be found at dropbox.com/features/new