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Sight for sore eyes: Dropbox lands on Win 10 with iris recognition

File sharing app arrives on Microsoft's tricky new OS

Microsoft Windows 10 users are about to get more done with Dropbox on their PCs, notebooks and tablets.

The file sync-and-sharing service is using Win10’s universal app architecture to run its new application across devices of all shapes and sizes. The software's features include:

  • Drag‘n'drop files from Windows Explorer into the Dropbox app.
  • Quicker search: just start typing search terms, and potential results come before it’s complete.
  • Accept shared folder invitations without launching Dropbox app, via interactive notifications.
  • Windows Hello can use your fingerprint, face, or iris to unlock the Dropbox app.
  • Comments can be added to files directly and '@' mentions bring other people into a discussion.
  • Right-clicking on the Dropbox app icon in the task bar gets you a jump list of recent files.
Windows 10 Dropbox App

Windows 10 Dropbox app ... click for larger view

Some of these will already be familiar to OS X Dropbox users.

Check out a blog post by Microsoft's Steve Guggenheimer for more information.

The W10 Dropbox app is optimized for tablets. It will be available as a free download for W10 customers in the Windows Store soon. Windows 10 PC users can try out these features with the new app or use the Dropbox desktop client. The app for Windows 10 Mobile will be rolling out soon. ®

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