Dropbox started out as a cloud storage service where people could share documents and other files online with each other. However, over the years, the company has evolved from being a mere cloud storage service to being something more like a collaborative space, where people could have deeper interactions with shared files.
In fact, the company will be taking it one step further with the launch of Dropbox Spaces, a new initiative by the company in a bid to offer up more tools for collaboration. One of the changes Dropbox has made comes in the form of allowing users to turn any folder into a “Space”. All users need to do is giving it a description and they’ll be able to pin files and folders to it, create to-do lists, and more.
According to Dropbox, “With Spaces, folders are no longer just places to store your work. They’re the home base for collaborative projects. Put content in motion by writing overview descriptions, to-dos, and key milestones right on the folder.” In addition to the new Spaces, Dropbox will also introduce image searches where the platform will be smart enough to recognize images, so that you can search for things like “clothes” instead of specific files.
These new features should already be rolling out to users (although image search seems to be only available for Dropbox Professional users for now), so do keep an eye out for it if you’re an avid Dropbox user.