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  • Dropbox Announces Ability to Leave Comments on Dropbox Files via the Web


    On Tuesday, Dropbox announced via their blog the ability to leave comments on files uploaded to the service's online storage cloud. The feature is directly accessible from the Web by visiting the link to a file uploaded to Dropbox.

    Dropbox notes that the feature will be most helpful to those who use Dropbox in the office for sharing work files with other co-workers, as workers will be able to leave collaborative comments that could be used for preparing documents and sharing them, such as memos. We also see this feature possibly being useful in school environments where students are required to work in groups and need a way to collaborate on group projects where file-sharing is required.

    Dropbox notes that there are a slew of useful tools included with this feature. For example, even if someone is not a Dropbox user, you can use the "@" symbol and someone's name or e-mail address to to tag them in the file and they'll get an e-mail notification alerting them that they've been included in the conversation. This means even people you work with that don't have Dropbox accounts can be brought into the conversation easily.

    If you're the owner of the file being commented on, you can control who gets to comment and you can make instantaneous changes to the file using the built-in Microsoft Office file-editing tools. If you were tagged in a file and don't want to be, it's also very easy to unsubscribe from the file so you are no longer alerted of the conversation, which is great for preventing accidental tags or spam.

    Dropbox notes the feature is rolling out for all Web users right now and will be coming to mobile soon in the future.

    You can read more about the new feature via Dropbox's Blog at this link.

    Sources: Dropbox
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dropbox Announces Ability to Leave Comments on Dropbox Files via the Web started by Anthony Bouchard View original post