Dropbox Project Infinite is a new way of accessing cloud-based files. It was introduced at the company’s Open London event. The new technology allows users to see all their cloud storage files, as well as those stored locally, through the desktop application.
The technology preview was showcased at the Open London event held in April. The event was listed by Dropbox, as a celebration of business customers and the future of work.
Project Infinite’s New Way to Access Files
In its post about Project Infinite, Dropbox noted that customers faced a problem, where they need to access a growing amount of newly created and increasingly shared information, from devices with limited storage capacity.
With an application not designed for the particular needs of cloud-based information, accessing the data through a web browser will present issues.
Project Infinite gives users the ability to access all their information, via a desktop application, without using a browser or limited local storage device.
Files synced locally will be noted with the trademark Dropbox green tick, all other files will be noted with a cloud icon.
Benefits of Project Infinite
The post listed the three major benefits, of Project Infinite, for teams:
Visibility in Context — all files (local and cloud stored) are viewable in the Windows File Explorer or Mac OS X Finder. Information such as file size, creation, modification dates and other key information, is available in the desktop file system.
Real-Time Access — cloud stored files can be organized by drag and drop. Double-clicking will open the file, which then Dropbox will automatically open and sync.
Universal Compatibility — the application is cross-platform and backwards compatible on computers using Windows 7 or higher and Mac OS X 10.9 and up.
Project Infinite has already been deployed to a select number of sponsor companies, with a video demo on the blog post showing how it works.
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