Dropbox Launched Its Upgraded App for the Windows 10 Platform

dropbox for windows 10Dropbox launched its upgraded app for the Windows 10 platform. Dropbox has modified its MS Windows 10 application, which has become a new Universal Windows Platform program with its mobile edition coming soon.

This uses a series of options new in Windows 10 and that were not found in the Windows Store for Windows 8 OS. The Dropbox application allows customers to (optionally) select a pass code that must be typed before it will their personal files and that leads to a more interesting new function, Windows Hello incorporation.

Even if Windows Hello was used until now mainly for biometric access, such as the facial identification in the Surface mobile devices or fingerprint identification in some notebook, that is not the complete usage of it.

There is a related API that lets apps on MS Windows to use the same personalized functions, so instead of the regular PIN to show your information, the Dropbox application recognizes you by face and fingers. It also possesses interactive notices for invites to shared files that allow these invites to be approved or refused from the notice itself.

More generally, the application proved how Microsoft’s UWP is a lot better compared to the previous Windows 8 platform and it does this in two ways. First, it uses Jump Lists, a customized menu options showed when you select an app from the task-bar or that is pinned to its Start Menu.

Overall, that is a small thing, but it addresses some of negative feature in Windows 8 OS that annoyed many users. Jump Lists have been presented with some excitement in Windows 7, but Windows 8 did not make a very good job at displaying these features, since its Start Menu could not offer a way of notice them.

The platform also lacked a way for various style applications from Windows Store in using them, since only conventional PC programs could provide them. The second reason is that the system uses drag-and-drop, so you can move a data file from the browser into the application and send it to a Dropbox account.

Generally, the application tries to offer a satisfying user experience, using system functions when or where it has such options. In general utilization, it appears like a nicely assembled app and it is good that it controls the platform during the whole time.

Right now, it cannot be used too frequently, because it is still the sandboxed version of the application and that is its big issue. The desktop application has free access to the user’s hard drive, so it can synchronize all the computer files in its Dropbox folder, a feature that sand boxed applications cannot do.

The desktop version can start automatically each time you sign in and performs all syncing tasks without you having to do the job. In addition, the PC application does not allow to randomly copying data from one place to another, since all your file are synchronized locally.

You can move files from Internet Explorer to your Dropbox account f uploading, but you cannot do the opposite to save data locally.

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