All-new desktop app on Windows and Mac for the “new Dropbox” is launching

Laurent Giret

Dropbox announced yesterday that it’s launching a full-fledged desktop app on Windows and Mac. Compared to the existing sync client that integrates with Windows File Explorer and macOS Finder, the new desktop app will act like a file manager that can manage both local files and cloud files.

The “new Dropbox” has evolved into complete productivity solution, which will let users open Office files or Google Docs right within the app. The new client also has a notification panel showing notifications and your team’s activity, and it’s even possible to collaborate with Slack or launch video conferences with Zoom thanks to new integrations.

The new client is currently in public preview, and the company made it clear that it will still possible to use Dropbox the “old way,” with the easy-to-understand Dropbox folder in Windows File Explorer. If you’re interested in trying the new app, you can sign up for the early access program on this page.