DropBox landing on Windows 8 soon
DropBox has revealed its Windows 8 app is being submitted today and could arrive by the end of the week
Popular cloud storage service DropBox will have an app available for Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets very soon, the company has revealed.
On stage at the LeWeb 2012 event in Paris, the DropBox team revealed it is submitting the final build of its new app designed for the Windows 8 ‘Modern UI’ on the evening of December 5 (tonight), meaning Microsoft will be able to approve it and stick it on the Windows Store imminently.
The company previously revealed it was working on a Windows 8-facing version of its widely-used app in October.
The plan is for it to hit the Windows Store as soon as Microsoft gives its seal of approval, which means it could be available before the week is out.
But, according to TheNextWeb, DropBox said the app would ‘almost certainly be available next week’ (10-16 December).
Allegedly the app will work on both Windows 8 and Windows RT and will support both the desktop screen and Live Tile-based Modern UI.
When you sign up for a DropBox account you get 2GB of free storage straight away and it's accessible from a range of devices. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s own SkyDrive platform, which comes pre-installed with Windows 8/Windows RT, gives you 7GB free, so between the two services there’s plenty of space to play with.
Owning and registering certain phones which come with DropBox pre-installed also opens up additional free storage space, so you can accumulate quite a bit depending on what hardware you have.