Dropbox app now available for Windows 8 and Windows RT

Daniel Bader

January 7, 2013 1:01pm

The long-awaited native Dropbox app for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices is now available, bringing cloud-synced functionality to devices like the Microsoft Surface. The app was originally promised back at the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface, though a release date wasn’t given — just that it was coming soon.

Like its peer apps on other platforms, you can browse, download and upload files to your Dropbox account, and you can even share individual files or folders by using the Share menu in the Windows 8 charm bar. It does not, however, support automatic uploads like its Windows 7 equivalent and, since the Metro app cannot run in the background, will need to be open to initiate large downloads.

Download Dropbox for Windows 8 and RT.

Via: The Verge

  • Frank McKenzie

    I was given a Microsoft 8x smartphone for Christmas and unfortunately all my credit card information was stolen through the Internet Explorer browser that came with the phone. That’s all settled now thanks to the credit card company, but I can’t have that happen again and I can’t find a security patch or a professional grade browser in the store.

    Can you help me MobileSyrup? It’s because of your emphatic endorsement my boss bought the phone for me as a gift, and it’d be hard to sell it even if there were buyers for one of these Windows Phones.

    • Twosee

      RIP Android 🙂

  • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    Come on WP8 users. Help this guy out. All 18 of you guys bashing Google in yesterday’s article about Maps.


    *nothing but cricket noise

  • blackprince


  • ily

    its about time !

  • DregerFace

    LOL, MobileSyrup assured us during their months of Windows infomercials that problems were a thing of the past for IE10

  • Tsordi

    Frank, there are a few other browsers on WP but I can’t speak to their security. Sorry to hear about your experience. Mobile security is pretty crappy all around, unfortunately. Hopefully that changes as people start to view them more as computing devices than just toys.

    Brad, biases aside, I think can probably agree that based on the available evidence Android is the most susceptible to malware and general shenanigans of all the mobile OSes. So I’m not sure what you’re sneering about.

    • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

      I’m trolling. Don’t take me too seriously.

  • Sam

    Places like mobilesyrup and The Verge etc. really can’t be trusted. They simply are too worried about offending these companies and it shows. Even more so with The Verge. You have to filter out a lot of what is said and then research some more. I often get far more from user comments and picture with headline and blow right passed the article.

  • some guy

    Here’s a thought… How’s about Microsoft f**k off with the stupid touch designed controls on the desktop version of Windows 8.

    Bring back the standard desktop/start button.
    I am using 3rd party start menu applications, but it’s not 100% fully supported and sometimes messes up.

    Alternatively, continue selling Windows 7 keys, you jacka**es.