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Official Dropbox App for Windows 8 is Now Available

The wait is finally over for those of you who have been patiently waiting for Dropbox to release their official Windows 8 app. Install the app and moments later you can start enjoying easy access to your online files directly from the Start Screen.

Here is a quick run-down on the app…

From the App Homepage: With the Dropbox app for Windows 8, you can easily browse all your files, view your pictures, and watch your videos with a tap!


  • Browse and preview all of your files and photos on Dropbox
  • Open, edit and save files from other Windows 8 apps
  • Share any photo, file or folder with the Share Charm
  • Find your files with the Search Charm

You can install the Dropbox App by conducting a search in the Windows App Store or by visiting the homepage (link is listed below).

Entering your login credentials works just the same as visiting the website when you open the app the first time…

As you can see the interface has a minimalist look overall. All folders are shown listed down the left side of the app while folder contents will be displayed on the right.

For our example here we chose to browse through the photos in our Dropbox account…

Keep in mind that this first iteration of the Dropbox App is still limited in the amount of features and capabilities available at the moment.

If you are looking for the full set of features and capabilities, then you may want to stay with the regular desktop app for now (or use both in conjunction).

Visit the Dropbox App Homepage [Windows 8 App Store]

[via & CNET News]


Due to reader requests we have added a link to a blog post with download links for both wallpapers seen in the top image.

Download the Wallpapers [Just Akemi… Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/9/13

Comments (4)

  1. Paul

    It’s a great 1st step. I was using a shortcut that launched the Desktop version prior to this on my ThinkPad Tablet 2. One of the main things my iPad & iPhone over this version is the ability to require a Passcode to access the app. Yeah, photo uploads and all that will be nice. For now, I’d like a little more security. But hey, at least it’s been released so they can make these improvements!

  2. thegamer

    @Asian Angel
    Can you share us those Anime pictures on your screenshot? Please…

  3. Asian Angel

    @thegamer – I have added a blog post link to the end of the article (see Update section) where you can download both wallpapers. ^_^

    When you open the Picasa page for each one make sure to use the Download Link-Button located in the upper left corner of your browser window to get the full-resolution size. ^_^

  4. Phinney5350

    Dropbox is awesome on my Droid and Ipad, on Windows 8…it stinks bad!

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