Dropbox Windows 8 app finally arrives

News Jane McCallion Jan 7, 2013
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Cloud storage service finally joins Microsoft app store, but comes under fire for limited features

Online storage provider Dropbox has launched an app into the Windows 8 Store, a little over two months since it was first unveiled at the Microsoft Build developer conference.

The app’s interface mimics the ‘live tiles’ design of Windows' Modern UI and allows users to access files stored in their Dropbox account and share them with other Windows 8 apps via the operating system's Share charm.

However, the app has come in for criticism because of its limited functionality. For instance, users can view files already stored in Dropbox using the app, but they cannot edit them or upload new ones.

While users of the x86 version of Windows 8 still have the option of downloading Dropbox’s desktop app, owners of Windows RT devices, like the Surface, do not.

There is also still no app available for users of the Windows Phone mobile operating system.

The Dropbox app is available for immediate download for free from the Windows 8 Store.