by Brent Dirks
March 18, 2014
Managing both work and personal Dropbox accounts will soon be much easier. According to The Verge, Dropbox is planning to allow business users to access their personal and work files without having to log in and out of accounts. The feature will reportedly go live on Wednesday, April 9, and is part of the company’s push to sign up businesses:
Dropbox, which is said to be moving steadily toward an initial public offering, has been placing an increasing emphasis on building features for business customers. Businesses, who have increasingly embraced cloud storage and collaboration tools, tend to be more profitable than the consumers Dropbox has courted up to now. Its rival Box, which also began life as an online storage company for consumers, switched its focus to building for businesses in 2007 after early customers clamored for tools that would let them use the service for work — and offered to pay a premium for those tools. Box has reportedly filed for an IPO.A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Dropbox can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. The iOS app recently made the move to version 3.1 with a recent update. That version brought improved illustrations, improved single sign-on for business users, and a number of bug fixes and improvements. It’s currently unknown whether Dropbox will announce any moves to counter the recent price drops from Google Drive. Just last week, Google announced that users can snag 1TB of cloud storage for just $9.99 per month, down from $49.99 per month. For other news today, see: A Revamped Version Of The Sonos iOS App Will Arrive This Spring, Apple Partner Pegatron To Begin iPhone 6 Mass Production In Q2, and Op-Ed: Was Releasing An 8GB iPhone 5c A Good Move For Apple?