Dropbox has just been updated. Just today it launched a number of new features in a joint pack that specializes in improving service security. These include a password manager as well as a loft for storing confidential files.
Dropbox has taken the lead in security. Practically all of the platform’s functions are geared towards this area, as well as privacy. There is no lack of tools to better manage our Dropbox account or make better use of our third-party apps.
But without a doubt the stars are the ones already mentioned, which are called Dropbox Passwords and Dropbox Vault. Both features already mentioned and filtered in the past and are now official.
Passwords is a password manager integrated into the platform. You will be able to save passwords in the same way as if you were using password managers such as 1PassWord or LastPass. The Dropbox account credentials will be used to save our own passwords, which makes a lot of sense given the service’s compatibility with third-party software. On the other hand, we will be able to sync our existing password manager with Dropbox.
Vault is another great addition to Dropbox. This is a kind of “basement” in which to store our most important documents; in it we will keep under a 6 digit pin all the files that we don’t want anyone to see. Dropbox also ensures that the files that are entered into the Vault are encrypted when they are uploaded, downloaded and stored on the servers.
A good feature of the Vault is that if a user other than us needs access to that site for some emergency, we can give them access without having to open our whole account or the whole service.
A service is also added to back up our folders, either Mac or PC, completely automatically. You can choose which folders will be automatically saved in Dropbox and which ones will not. Once we select it, the folders will be saved in our Dropbox account without us having to do anything else.
Send, receive and sign documents
Dropbox also makes HelloSign eSignature a native Dropbox feature. This means that we can send, receive, and sign documents without having to leave the app; the integration is done one year after Dropbox bought HelloSign for precisely this purpose.
Finally, an App Center is added, a center of applications to find in one place all the third party apps that work with Dropbox. All these applications were hidden inside our account configuration, and this center will allow us to have all the apps and integrations in one place.
Dropbox announces that it will add a family membership for Dropbox Plus users. We will have the ability to add up to 6 people in a single billing plan, and this will be integrated for all Plus users in the coming weeks. The rest o
f the users will have to wait until the end of the year.
All these features are coming in the beta versions of Dropbox, and Passwords and Vaults will be available for Dropbox Plus users. The only feature that reaches all users outside Plus is folder backup.