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Extensions increase Dropbox productivity
November 12, 2018, 11:24 am
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Dropbox has launched a new feature called Extensions that use third-party software plug-ins to perform basic tasks, rather than open them in a separate app or in-browser window. The file sharing and storing site hopes it will make getting work done from within its cloud storage product even easier For instance, its first suite of Extensions — with partners like Adobe, DocuSign, and Vimeo — will let you get the required digital signatures on a PDF and perform some light photo editing and annotating of videos, all without leaving Dropbox and in a workflow that immediately saves new files to the cloud.

Extensions will be on offer to all users, including standard non-business users of Dropbox, by the end of November. The goal here is to cut down on how many apps a user has to open to get a basic task done, like getting a signature on a PDF that would normally require you to use something like DocuSign.

Increasingly, the value Dropbox is trying to offer its business customers is not just cloud storage, but also the kind of productivity gains you might get from traditional enterprise products.

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