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Dropbox's Showcase presentation tools are faster and more flexible

Dropbox's Showcase presentation tools are faster and more flexible
From Engadget - April 17, 2018

Dropbox originally rolled out Showcases as part of a $20/month "professional" tier aimed at individual proprietors and small business, but as of today they are available to the company's Business Advanced and Business Enterprise customers. As the names imply, these are typically pretty massive corporations, but Dropbox's Vinod Valloppillil (group project manager for premium products) said that he imagines big companies will use Showcases the same way individuals do.

"One thing we have seen Showcases used for in a large company is any situation where you want your content and presentation to look very professional while still having lots of control over it," Valloppillil said. Since Showcases technically share files in the same fashion as the rest of Dropbox, you can make things read only or revoke access, and the company is adding some new control features today as well. Specifically, admins can decide whether Showcases can be shared externally or not, or whether the files can be downloaded or view-only. But when downloads are allowed, there's a "download all" button so users can grab all the shared files in one go.

Based on user feedback during the testing period, Dropbox is also adding a handful of new features for Showcase creation. For starters, users can add multiple text headers to better organize their content. "When we started, most use cases involved three or four bits of content," Valloppillil said, "but as Showcases grow to dozens of bits of content, there's need for more narrative control." Dropbox is also making it easier to add things to a Showcase even if the files are stored elsewhereyou can just drag and drop right into the web interface, and files will get uploaded to your Dropbox and added to the Showcase at the same time.

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