Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' Lets You Access Files in the Cloud Without Having Them Stored Locally

Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' Lets You Access Files in the Cloud Without Having Them Stored Locally

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Dropbox has announced 'Project Infinite' a new feature that lets users store files in the cloud without needing to have them on their local disk.

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.



Project Infinite will enable users to seamlessly and securely access all their Dropbox files from the desktop, regardless of how much space they have available on their hard drives. Everything in the company’s Dropbox that you’re given access to, whether it’s stored locally or in the cloud, will show up in Dropbox on your desktop. If it’s synced locally, you’ll see the familiar green checkmark, while everything else will have a new cloud icon.

Through Project Infinite, teams get:
● Visibility in context. Every file you’ve been given access to—even ones that aren’t stored locally—will appear in Windows File Explorer and Mac OS X Finder. You can quickly drill down through folders to find what you need, without the lag of a network drive or the inconvenience of a web app. Plus, you can view key info like file size, and creation and modification dates through your desktop file system, no downloading required.
● Real-time access. Files and folders stored in the cloud can be organized with familiar drag-and-drop simplicity, right from the desktop. And when you need to open something from the cloud, just double-click it like any other file. Dropbox will automatically sync and open the file for you.
● Universal compatibility. For IT teams, Project Infinite works the way your teams work, supporting cross-platform access and backwards-compatibility on any computer running Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X 10.9 and up. IT teams can bring the power of Project Infinite to the systems they manage and you can share and collaborate with ease.

Project Infinite is already deployed with select customers, it will be available to more teams as the company makes progress.

If you don't already have a Dropbox account, you can get one for free by clicking here.

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Dropbox's 'Project Infinite' Lets You Access Files in the Cloud Without Having Them Stored Locally
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - April 26, 2016 at 7:34pm
If this is available to individual personal accounts I will finally pay for an account.
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