Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced the news at a plush press conference at the company's San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday, where he talked boldly on the group's new direction.
“We didn’t just re-do Dropbox for Business,” he said. “We re-did the [whole] foundation of Dropbox.”
The Dropbox CEO went onto demonstrate how the new and improved Dropbox for Business allows users to switch between personal and corporate accounts in the drop-down menu, as well as turn notifications on or off for both accounts.
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Visitors to the Dropbox website were greeted with the above image and the following error message: “Something went wrong. Don't worry, your files are still safe and the Dropboxers have been notified”.
Many users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration at the matter. Dropbox has since responded that it is "aware of the site issues" and "working to correct them".
We’ll update the story when we hear more.
Update: It looks like Dropbox is up and running again but there is still no explanation on the cause of the problem.
The app (free, Windows Store) launched today and allows users to browse and preview their files on Dropbox as well as open, edit and save any files coming in from other Windows 8 apps.
Users can share files, folders or photos with friends and family via email or social networks using Share Charm, or look for Dropbox files using the Search Charm.
That though is far as the useful functionality goes, with the Dropbox app currently unable to sync files locally or to upload files from a Windows 8 desktop or tablet.
Dropbox recently passed 100 million users and already has apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry.
The update adds new features including an auto-save function that will automatically save documents and give users the ability to recover them.
Polaris Office 4.1.1 also now lets you link to other apps such as Evernote, Dropbox, and PDF Expert and view files in a PDF or TOC format.
The app is currently being offered at a discount price of $12.99, down for the original price of $19.99.