Dropbox Announces Project Infinite

Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Dropbox recently announced the launch of Project Infinite, a new capability which will allow users to view all the available files which they have a quick access permission for on their desktop, but it will keep all the files and documents stored on the Dropbox’s cloud infrastructure, so that it does not take up maximum space of the local storage.
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The company in its official blog states,
“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 effortlessly and securely access all their Dropbox files from the desktop regardless of the amount of space available on their hard drive. Everything which is available in the company’s Dropbox that you have provided access to, whether it has been stored locally or in the cloud, will be available in the Dropbox on your desktop. If the files and documents are synced locally, than you will be able to see the familiar green checkmark, while everything else will come with the new cloud icon.
Through Project Infinite, teams will gain the following features:
  • Visibility in context: Every file that you gave your access to, along with the one which you have not stored locally, will appear on Windows File Explorer and Mac OS X Finder. You can quickly check these folders in order to find what you need, without the inconvenience of web apps or the lag of a network drive. Alongside, you will also be able to view key information such as the size of the file, along with its creation as well as modification dates through your desktop file, without the requirement to download the files.

  • Real-time access: Files and folders which are stored on the cloud can easily be organized with the familiar drag and drop, right from the desktop. When you require opening a file or folder from the cloud, all you need to do is double click on the file. Dropbox will automatically sync and open the file for you.

  • Universal compatibility: For all IT teams, Project Infinite works in the same way as your team. IT supports cross-platform access along with backwards compatibility on any computer running on Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X 10.9 and higher. IT teams can easily bring the power of Project Infinite to the systems that they manage and you will be able to easily share and collaborate. 
The company concluded by saying,
“With Project Infinite, the recently introduced Magic Pocket, and more product announcements to come throughout the year, we’re continuing to increase our pace of innovation. Already deployed with a select number of sponsor customers, Project Infinite will change the way teams store and access data.”