Dropbox Adds AI-Powered Search

Dropbox is integrating AI into its platform with two new services. The first is a document summarization and querying tool. The second, Dash, is a universal search engine that scans files in Dropbox and across the web.

Developed from the company’s 2021 acquisition of Command E, Dash aspires to be a personal Google, organizing not just files and folders but also personal files from across the web, such as Google Docs and Sheets, Airtable, Figma, and more.

Dash has a desktop app and a browser extension. The desktop app serves as a universal search for your device and connected apps.

An innovative feature of Dash is the introduction of “Stacks.” Moving beyond the traditional files-in-folders approach, Stacks are hybrid collections of files, both personally curated and algorithmically enhanced, offering a more flexible way of organizing digital content.

Because this use case is so obvious – there’s plenty of competition like Mem, Rewind, and Google, to name a few – Dash is probably table stakes for Dropbox. That said, I’m excited to try the service. You can get on the waitlist here.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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