Dropbox Overhauls Software, Upping Rivalry With Microsoft, Google

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Dropbox Overhauls Software, Upping Rivalry With Microsoft, Google

Dropbox Inc. unveiled the biggest overhaul yet to the way users experience its software as it seeks to push further into the productivity market dominated by Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

Dropbox is promoting a new desktop workspace and updates to its web site and mobile app to combine different files, work software and teams of employees
 

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Customers will be able to create, access and share Google documents, spreadsheets and slides and open Microsoft Office files, according to a presentation by Chief Executive Officer Drew Houston at an event Tuesday in San Francisco.
I can do this in Google Drive.
GDrive is already integrated with Slack: https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/205875058-Google-Drive-for-Slack

Official page from Google's side: https://gsuite.google.com/slack/
and has been since 2017.

And a lot of companies are using GSuite accounts, where GDrive space is already included and Slack is probably facing a lot of pressure from Google Hangouts.

Nothing in Dropbox motivates me to change to them. They're arguing "world has changed compared to when integrated into finder so we have to make an app", but I don't want another app, Google drive sits down there in the tray and syncs, that's all it does, if I want to access files I use explorer and treat it as a seamless integration. File explorer works fine on it, and can already search contents.

Only thing I want is the files on demand feature from onedrive, that's an actual nice thing.
 
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I can do this in Google Drive.
GDrive is already integrated with Slack: https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/205875058-Google-Drive-for-Slack

Official page from Google's side: https://gsuite.google.com/slack/
and has been since 2017.

And a lot of companies are using GSuite accounts, where GDrive space is already included and Slack is probably facing a lot of pressure from Google Hangouts.

Nothing in Dropbox motivates me to change to them. They're arguing "world has changed compared to when integrated into finder so we have to make an app", but I don't want another app, Google drive sits down there in the tray and syncs, that's all it does, if I want to access files I use explorer and treat it as a seamless integration. File explorer works fine on it, and can already search contents.

Only thing I want is the files on demand feature from onedrive, that's an actual nice thing.
I guess Android's lack of market dominance in developed economies is still giving the likes of Dropbox a chance.
http://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/mobile/united-states-of-america
http://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/all/europe
 

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Is it fair to suggest the users that matter most are the ones paying? And then you'd subsequently have to work out which percentage of these OSes they occupy.
Well each Gsuite user is a paying user. Just storage in its own is not good enough if others offer other inclusive benefits at the same price and its difficult to offer them if you're not a giant with those things.
 
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