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Dropbox unveils new Windows 8 app

Windows 8 and Windows RT have finally gotten a Dropbox app, with the new software now available for free via the Windows Store.

The app enables Dropbox subscribers to use the cloud storage and file synchronisation service on their Windows 8 or Windows RT device, and features a tiled interface appropriate to Microsoft's new Modern UI-based platform.

The app will allow users to browse and preview all of the files and photos they have stored on Dropbox, as well as giving them the ability to open, edit, and save files from other Windows 8 programmes. There's also Share Charm integration, so users can quickly and easily share photos, files, or folders, while the Search Charm utility helps subscribers to find specific files.

The app's release comes shortly after Dropbox reached the 100 million user milestone, with the cloud service's increasingly ubiquitous nature demanding distribution across all major platforms and channels.

Dropbox's success also means that it could be considering taking the plunge into public trading this year - for more, check out our "Tech in 2013: Key predictions for professionals," feature.