Dropbox Allows Direct Posting of Comments On Stored And Shared Files
A new feature unveiled by Dropbox on Tuesday allows its users to add comments directly to the stored and shared files from the repository. All the users–be they the Basic, Pro or users of Dropbox for Business–can avail the feature for free.
The users will be able to comment on the files through dedicated comments pane, meaning they don’t need to leave the preview pane. Users with or without Dropbox accounts are capable to see files and add comments.
Dropbox believes that users will be able to receive feedback for their shared files and, at the same time, comments will come handy for collaboration purposes as well.
The feature is also expected to come to mobiles as well, as was noted by VentureBeat. But Dropbox isn’t willing to give a concrete deadline for the arrival of the feature, and replies the query by saying “soon” the comments pane will be introduced for mobiles also.
If a user mentions a collaborator simply by typing the “@” sign followed by his email address or Dropbox username, the referenced individual will receive an email about the comments. Those who don’t want to get notified about the comments on Dropbox, can simply unsubscribe from notifications. If a user is so excited to show someone comments on a certain shared file, he can invite them to the comments pane.
In order to turn off the comments, users will have to select the Options menu followed by “Turn off comments.”