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Is Windows Dropbox different, or just a new name?

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I have been using Dropbox for some time, but I am confused by the appearance of the word "app".

Currently, I don't see a version number, but when I visit, I see, in the left column:

If Windows App is something different - what advantage is there in using it?

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Re: Is Windows Dropbox different, or just a new name?


Hey there Pedro, how are you today?

Since you're referring to the desktop app, kindly note that our software (app) is designed to watch your Dropbox folder and sync any files placed in the folder. Your Dropbox folder is just like any other folder on your hard drive, but with syncing features.

To take advantage of Dropbox, move or copy files into the Dropbox folder. This will place the files into the Dropbox folder. Once Dropbox sees changes in the Dropbox folder, it automatically syncs the new changes to Dropbox servers and to any other computer linked to your account.

For more information on adding files to your Dropbox (and screenshots) you can check out this Help Center article: 

As you know, you can also access your Dropbox online at

As per the version you're currently using, it should be visible when you hover your mouse over it (from the Dropbox icon next to your clock, in your system tray) while our versioning scheme can be found here:

If you were referring to the Dropbox app for Windows 10 in S mode please take a look at the following page:

Let me know if this helps!


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Re: Is Windows Dropbox different, or just a new name?

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The Dropbox client (or app) is the program you install on your computer so that the content in your account syncs with the local copy stored in the Dropbox folder on your computer. This has always been the foundation of Dropbox, as the idea is to sync your local content to all of your devices.

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