Dropbox's new password manager, secure vault for confidential files and computer security features will be available to all users worldwide on Wednesday, the company said. However, you won't have access to the password manager or secure vault unless you're at a certain paid Dropbox tier. The features were first released on June 16, but launched in beta at that time.
The password manager called Dropbox Passwords can save your passwords and logins that you use on the Internet and fill them in automatically when you log into websites. It works on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, and your passwords are synced across devices. Dropbox passwords are available on the paid Dropbox Plus and Professional plans.
The Dropbox Vault vault feature gives you a section in your Dropbox that is locked with a PIN to store things like your driver's license or health records. If you want, you can also selectively share access to this folder so that an approved person can access these files in an emergency. Vault is only available to Dropbox Plus users.
The computer backup feature allows you to automatically back up Dropbox files of your choice from your PC or Mac. Computer backups are available on the Dropbox free Basic plan, plus the Plus and Professional plans.
Dropbox is also introducing new features for Dropbox Professional users. Businesses can add a logo, company name, and background images to the Dropbox files they share.
A branded link from Dropbox.
Professional subscribers also get the chance to get insights into a Dropbox link, such as: For example, who visited a shared link, when they visited it, and whether a visitor has just viewed or downloaded a file.
Link insights from Dropbox.
According to Dropbox, the branded links and Traffic Insights Professional subscribers will be available today and Dropbox Business users will be available "soon".