Dropbox — New Productivity Features(dropbox.com)

over 4 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

    Has Microsoft bought Dropbox or something?

    Lots of "Microsoft Office" as if that's how I'm supposed to be using Dropbox, weird when they're launching productivity tools themselves.

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    • Account deleted over 4 years ago

      No, but might have something to do with how Office is pretty much still the worlds #1 office productivity suite... by far.

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 4 years ago

      I think the idea is to more directly compete with Google Drive/Docs without having to build out a full productivity suite themselves.

      Dropbox Paper (or whatever it's called) seems more like an experiment in light-weight collaborative note taking rather than a full Word competitor.

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    • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, over 4 years ago

      They might be looking to position for acquisition by MS, but I think that's a stretch. More likely they're trying to not get beat by Box so soundly in enterprise, and Office integration is an important aspect of that. Also, what Matt mentioned about MS Office ubiquity.

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