Dropbox adds new file conversion tools and faster camera backups

Dropbox is getting a slew of interface tweaks in addition to new tools and features. One of the more useful additions is a new file conversion feature, which lets Dropbox users convert images between different formats such as JPEG and PNG, and files to PDFs. Video conversion support is coming soon. Dropbox is also adding new features to its password manager.

Mobile automatic camera backups, which will now be available to users on Dropbox’s free tier, also see some improvements. Dropbox says uploads should now be faster and more reliable, and on iOS there’s now an option to specify exactly which folders to back up automatically (the feature is coming to Android later this year). There is also the option to have photos deleted automatically after they are backed up to save space.

The details pane of the web interface has also been redesigned.
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The service’s password manager, made available to free account holders in April, is being updated to store credit and debit card information, while a password-sharing feature announced in March is now rolling out. Dropbox’s password manager is available to both free and paid account holders, but free accounts are limited to storing a maximum of 50 passwords.

Finally, Dropbox on the web is updating its side navigation interface, making it easier to organize files using drag and drop. The details pane is also being revised to provide more details about your files at a glance. Desktop users also get a simplified interface from their system tray, with “streamlined access to content, search, file activity, and sync progress.”