Dropbox is perhaps the most famous cloud storage platform for consumers, but it hopes to be something more. With a forthcoming review of the user tools, Dropbox will add more complex editing tools, except that it already provides with its secondary document document service.
The new editing and collaboration tools will be released on November 13th th . The major highlight of most users will be complete integration with the popular Pixlr online photo editing service. Pixlr emulates grid image tools from desktop applications like Photoshop and presents them in a surprisingly effective web interface. Dropbox Extension (Capital "E" according to the press release) will allow users of the new Pixlr X to edit still images and Pixlr files directly in Dropbox on the web. Changes are saved directly to the relevant Dropbox folder and synchronized with all connected devices and accounts.
Other new tools available through Dropbox extensions include editing PDF files with Nitro, AirSlate and SmallPDF, editing DWG files via Autodesk and AutoCAD, sending files for electronic signature via Adobe Sign and other services, send faxes with HelloFax and comment on Vimeo video project. All of these can be accomplished via Dropbox's web and app interface, no additional programs are required.
What specific tools will exist in which versions of the Dropbox app were not included? It certainly seems that it's not certain that all services with access to the Dropbox API (like Office 365) will be able to perform all new actions without starting a web browser. But for those who spend a lot of time in Dropbox's web or mobile apps, these new tools should significantly increase speed and efficiency. Dropbox says that more additions will be announced in the future.