(Pocket-lint) - Dropbox has launched a password manager, a computer backup feature, and a “vault” for storing files and documents like birth certificates. Here's everything you need to know about these new features, including when you can get started with trying them.
What's new with Dropbox?
Browse the gallery above to see the new features.
Dropbox's native password manager, Dropbox Passwords, first appeared in the Play Store as an app. A short while later, Dropbox officially announced a beta. As of 12 August, Dropbox Passwords is fully available for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows users - as long as they subscribe to Dropbox Pro or Plus.
The Pro plan starts at $16.58 per month per user, while Dropbox Plus is $9.99 per month per user.
Dropbox Passwords is designed to store and sync passwords across devices with "zero-knowledge" encryption. It can also auto-fill credential fields. It's worth noting Dropbox Passwords uses technology and assets that Dropbox acquired when it bought Valt last year.
Dropbox is also launching Dropbox Vault, a place in your Dropbox account to store sensitive documents. It's protected by a six-digit PIN.
Dropbox said files will be encrypted when they’re uploaded and downloaded and stored on Dropbox’s servers. You will have the ability to share access to your Dropbox Vault without having to open up your entire account, as well.
Unfortunately, Vault will only be available for Dropbox Plus users.
Dropbox is launching a new way to automatically back up folders from your Mac or PC to Dropbox, including the ability to pick which folders Dropbox backs up. This feature is available for Dropbox Basic, Professional, and Plus users.
Is that it?
Nope. Dropbox acquired HelloSign last year, and now, it's adding an e-signature feature, so you can send, receive, and sign documents without ever leaving Dropbox. It will be available to “a subset of users” in private beta in June 2020. It'll be available to all users sometime in summer 2020.
Dropbox is also launching the Dropbox App Center to help you find third-party apps that work with Dropbox without having to dive into your account settings. It is available to “a subset of users” in beta now, with more than 40 of the company’s partners in the App Center.
Finally, Dropbox is launching Dropbox Family, a family plan that lets you have six people under one billing plan. This new option is rolling out to Dropbox Plus users throughout summer and should be available to all users by the end of 2020.
When will Dropbox Passwords and Dropbox Vault be available to try?
Both of these features became available in August 2020.