DropBox Releases Notes App into Beta; Opens New Office in Paris, France

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DropBox mentioned several months ago that it would be diving into the cloud collaboration tools sector. With the release of DropBox Notes Beta, it looks like the cloud storage provider had delivered on its promise.
DropBox has released a new app called Notes that ties directly into the DropBox cloud file sharing platform. The app is currently in Beta testing, as DropBox has a page on their website asking users to sign up for the beta test. DropBox enters the cloud collaboration market to compete with the likes of Evernote and Microsoft, both of which have popular online note taking SaaS offerings.
The move by DropBox will is expected to woo more corporate clients onto its platform, giving the cloud storage provider more paying clients as businesses of all sizes are expected to benefit from this offering. DropBox is expected to release additional features and functionalities for its cloud file hosting service, which should likely urge many of its clients to move from the freemium model to paid plans.
DropBox Opens Paris, France Office
DropBox knows that in order to reach a global audience, the service must get recognition in a global market. By opening the Paris, France office, DropBox is doubling down on its efforts to target French businesses. DropBox executives recently mentioned that 70% of DropBox’s users reside outside the USA.  In order to continue moving forward in the European market, DropBox felt that it was necessary to open an office in Paris. DropBox currently has offices in London, England and Dublin, Ireland.
In a statement released by DropBox, Johann Butting writes, “We’ve seen huge success in France, so Paris is a natural choice for us. The number of Dropbox users in France has doubled over the past two years, now accounting for one out of every five French Internet users.”
The release goes onto say, “The Paris-based developers of Genius Scan, Stupefix, and Polabox have also taken to Dropbox, building integrations into their popular apps. And more French companies are choosing Dropbox for Business every day to help them work smarter.”