Download the free new Dropbox for Windows 8

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Download the free new Dropbox for Windows 8

Get the free Dropbox for Windows 8, which is available for download now.

The new Dropbox for Windows 8 means there's now a Dropbox app for Windows 8 that lets you browse, view, open and preview all of your files and photos in your Dropbox account and save files from other Windows 8 apps directly to Dropbox.

Unlike previous versions that just added a special folder that synchronised with your online Dropbox account, the new version takes advantage of the new Windows 8 interface.

You can share photos, file or a folder from DropBox using Windows 8's built-in menus, as well as searching for files in DropBox using Windows 8 menus.

It's important to know that there are two areas to work in within Windows 8 - the old desktop and the new tiled screen - and the new DropBox for Windows 8 only works in the tiled screen.

Also, there's no sync option for Windows RT, which is the version of Windows that runs on the Surface tablet. Read our explanation of Windows RT here.

If you're using Windows 7 or earlier, there's no need to download the new application. 

The big question is whether, under Windows 8, Dropbox offers a better experience than Microsoft's Skydrive?

That's something we'll look at soon, once we've road-tested the new Dropbox app more thoroughly.  

 

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