Items tagged with public folders

Yesterday, we reported on Dropbox’s decision to kill off the public folders feature. Understandably, long-time Dropbox users who rely on the functionality were upset about news, although the company explained that it will not end support until September 1st, 2017. On such user, Richard K.26, took it upon himself to write an open letter to Dropbox explaining why public folders are so important to users, and why the company should reconsider axing the feature. “I’ve been using this handy feature ever since I first started with Dropbox many years ago,” writes Richard K.26. “It's very convenient to simply drop in a file, and grab the URL with a single click. Using your ‘Share Links’ feature takes... Read more...
Very few people get upset when a company adds functionality to a popular product. However, taking away functionality that many rely on is a good way of attracting fervent negative reactions. Dropbox is finding this out the hard way with its decision to kill support for public folders. News of the change in policy was first widely made known yesterday via an email that Dropbox began sending to users. The message states: We’ll soon be ending support for the Public folder. Dropbox Pro users will be able to use the Public folder until September 1, 2017. After that date the files in your Public folder will become private, and links to these files will be deactivated. Your files will remain safe in... Read more...