Dropbox now available for Windows 8 and Windows RT users
Dropbox has launched for Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows RT platforms and is now available via the company’s Windows Store
Dropbox is available for Windows 8/Windows RT and can now be downloaded for free via Microsoft’s Windows Store.
We knew Dropbox was coming we just didn’t know when. Microsoft confirmed that Dropbox would be coming to its Windows Store at its last developer conference in October, so we knew it was only a matter of time.
With Dropbox installed, you can open and edit files from other Windows 8/Windows RT apps and share files, folders and content via Windows 8’s Share Charm.
We haven’t tested the application out just yet, but The Verge is reporting that ‘overall the app is a fairly basic one that mimics web access to Dropbox with a tiled interface to fit Windows 8's aesthetics.’
Still, it’s good to see some big name developers making their way over to Microsoft’s Windows Store.
The addition of Dropbox to Microsoft’s Windows Store and consequently its Modern UI is certainly a welcome one. Hopefully it’ll inspire more big name developers to build apps for Windows 8/RT.
The Store itself is still rather sparse despite big efforts from Microsoft to rally developers to the platform. Until we see some big improvements in this regard we cannot recommend Microsoft's Surface RT slate, which is all too reliant on the Windows Store.
Find out more about this in our Living with the Surface RT feature.