As Microsoft is reducing the storage capacity of OneDrive, making it an expensive cloud storage service, this is the right time for other cloud services like Dropbox to pull customers towards them. This might be a coincidence but when Microsoft announced the date for new plans, Dropbox Project Infinite was announced.
On Tuesday, at Open Conference in London, Dropbox announced Project Infinite, an initiative where users can access all of the files stored in the cloud in the computer’s file explorer. The best part is that users do not need to keep copies of documents, files, spreadsheets or images. When everything was working fine, why Dropbox Infinite?
In its official blog post, Dropbox explained why Project Infinite?
“With Project Infinite, we’re addressing a major issue our users have asked us to solve. The amount of information being created and shared has exploded, but most people still work on devices with limited storage capacity. While teams can store terabyte upon terabyte in the cloud, most individuals’ laptops can only store a small fraction of that. Getting secure access to all the team’s data usually means jumping over to a web browser, a clunky user experience at best.”
With Dropbox Infinite, users will now also be able to access all their files from the desktop, no matter how space is available on their hard drives. The files and data stored on your desktop, in the cloud or locally can be accessed in the Dropbox on one’s desktop.
Dropbox Project Infinite: Benefits
With Dropbox Project Infinite, users can now access files on their desktop which are not even locally stored. Where will these files be? If you are a Windows user, your files will be in Windows File Explorer, and if you are a Mac user, locate your files in Mac OS X Finder. Project Infinite supports backwards-compatibility and cross-platform access on machines running “Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X 10.9 and up.” The files that are stored in Dropbox can be organised by simple dragging and dropping from the desktop to the cloud.