Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud-based storage services on the planet, finally supports the Windows Phone platform. It’s been one of the biggest omissions from the Windows Store for smartphones, but an official app is now available to download.
The app comes just hours after Microsoft detailed its new Windows 10 platform, which will merge Windows for desktops and tablets with the Windows Phone platform for smartphones when it arrives this fall (for free!). But in the meantime, you can finally access your Dropbox account on your Windows Phone handset in the same way your friends on Android and iOS do.
The app is the “next phase” of Dropbox’s partnership with Microsoft, the company said in a blog post, and because it’s built from the ground up for Windows Phone, it has exclusive features like the ability to pin folders to your Start screen for quick and easy access.
Many of Dropbox’s more traditional features are also baked-in, including automatic backup for your photos, the ability to mark files as favorites so that they’re easy to get to — even offline — and access to both your work and personal accounts in one place.
To use the new Dropbox app, which is a free download via the source link below, you’ll need a handset running Windows Phone 8.0 or later. The Dropbox app for Windows RT and Windows 8.1 tablets has also been updated with a much-improved user interface.