Windows 8 Store gets the Dropbox treatment
By Barry Collins
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 at 13:04
Dropbox has finally released an app into the Windows 8 Store - although to say it's underwhelming is a mild understatement.
The Dropbox app is little more than a viewer, allowing users to see the photos, documents and other files they have stored in their Dropbox account.
However, there's no option to upload or edit files using the new app. Unlike Microsoft's SkyDrive, Dropbox doesn't make full use of the Share charm, so you can't select files from your photo library and upload them to the service, for example.
You can, however, share files stored in your Dropbox with other Windows 8 apps using the Share charm.
Users of the x86 versions of Windows 8 can of course download Dropbox's desktop application and upload/download files that way, although that's not an option open to users of Windows RT devices, such as the Microsoft Surface RT.
The Dropbox app is available for free from the Windows 8 Store.
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