Social giants like Twitter and Facebook haven’t announced support for Windows 8 yet, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting work done. There are several killer social media apps popping up in the Windows Store and, as of today, Dropbox has been added.
The cloud storage service has become a staple in many offices, providing teams with an easy way to collaborate and organize files. And after a month of waiting, Dropbox is finally available for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. Similar to existing versions, the Windows 8 app stays true to the service’s functionality and ease of use. You’re able to browse and preview all of your files and photos on Dropbox as well as open, edit, and save files from other Windows 8 apps.
Additionally, you can share any document using the Share Charm — a convenient way to share data without leaving the app you’re in. The Share Charm can also help you find files, which might come in handy for heavy users of the app. Dropbox for Windows 8 has adopted the tiled interface of the new Microsoft platform as well as other functionality. For example, you can easily share photos from a Dropbox folder to Facebook — a feature most regular Dropbox users are familiar with.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.