Dropbox, the San Francisco-based Cloud Storage company, has launched a new collaboration tool dubbed Spaces, that will enable co-workers to share a variety of documents within an organization, which is perhaps another addition to the file-sharing and productivity ecosystem.
The revamped Dropbox app will allow users connect with a variety of third-party video and text messaging platforms. While Dropbox Spaces consist of a shared folder for groups that include documents from different sources, with the ability to chat with co-workers and also share a task among the team.
Albeit, Dropbox Spaces isn't the only collaboration tool, with competitors like Slack, and Microsoft Teams, among others - which all are striving to be the leading collaboration platform for co-workers to share their daily tasks.
Dropbox is offering an enterprise platform that will create a smart work-space and supporting ecosystem, with Spaces, which changes to its core platform will enable office workers to manage the influx of data, instead of relying on the numerous applications that organizations are forced to implement.
It will incorporate artificial intelligence-based capabilities to help workers stay on top of their tasks working in Spaces. And Microsoft Team highlights will offer an overview of activities, such as documents update, with Dropbox’s machine learning capabilities to suggest content, for instance, what might be needed ahead of a meeting.
Dropbox's AI initiative, DBXi, will come handy, with the ‘graph’ that leverages signals from connections and integrations, resulting in a more smarter workspace.
The evolution of collaboration tools will culminate into a new type of app that enable all other apps work together, which means it will be able to organize itself, allowing users to focus more in solving the daily office tasks.
That is what Dropbox wants to achieve, with the accessibility of Google Docs and Microsoft Office in the new collaboration tool.
The company have also promised the integration of Atlassian’s work management application, Trello, which allow users add content to Trello cards, and e-signature app, HelloSign, to Spaces.