Dropbox is on a mission to offer better services than its major competitors on the market. This is why the giant cloud storage company has officially announced mobile offline folders for its Pro users. This way, anybody who wants to have access to their assets on the go can now escape the worry of not having an Internet connection.
The official release date for this update has not yet been disclosed. However, people already have a good idea of how this is going to work. If you become a Pro user, you will just have to select any folder from the Dropbox app, and then select the “Make Available Offline” option. Afterward, the application will download the requested files on the device to make them available to you without the need for an Internet connection.
This feature was already available for Dropbox app, but in a much simplistic way. Before this update, Dropbox Pro users couldn’t download an entire folder on their devices. This new extension got Dropbox one step ahead of competitors such as Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. This is because the other services can’t offer one-tap downloads to their clients yet.
This new feature will come in handy for anyone who is obliged to disconnect from the online world from time to time. The target audience can be airline employees or people with jobs that require them to travel a lot around the globe. However, Pro users will still need an Internet connection at the beginning of the process. Without it, they won’t be able to download their files on their smartphones and tablets.
The mobile offline folders will be available somewhere in the near future, possible by the end of December. The latest version of mobile Dropbox will be at the service of Dropbox Pro, Business and Enterprise customers. This extension is expected to become available for iOS users also. It will probably happen early next year.
Dropbox is definitely in the race for the best cloud storage provider in the world. This new update may seem small, but the devil is in the details as we are all aware of. We’d love to hear your own opinion about Dropbox and your feedback on its services.
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