The cloud storage provider Dropbox, the Israeli start-up CloudOn accepted. The same app the company allows you to create Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and watch it. The application is currently available in the App Store works, according to information from CloudOn but only until 15 March. The Android version can already no longer be downloaded.

CloudOn possessed by its own account in December 2014, nine million registered users from over 120 countries, who have worked more than 90 million documents. A year earlier it was almost six million users. For editing Office files they need to be uploaded to a cloud storage. Compatibility with MS Office was very high, since the original programs are used as software as a service. The 30 CloudOn developers should, according to the Wall Street Journal to work for Dropbox. The location in Israel, near Tel Aviv, is to be preserved. The price for the acquisition was not disclosed.

Dropbox is by far more successful than competing cloud services business . The recently 451 Research found in a study of the market segment Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS). However, it also notes that this market is still in a very early stage and significant shifts are expected. The figures are based on a survey of more than 1,000 IT departments on software purchases for their companies. With the tools for file synchronization and sharing Dropbox is therefore represented in over 40 percent of the companies surveyed. In second place is Microsoft’s OneDrive with just over 25 percent. Google Drive reaches 20 percent in third place, followed by Box with nearly 15 percent. All other services came together to less than 10 percent.

Dropbox is making numerous efforts to continue to have success with professional users. In December, it has an API for its corporate offer Dropbox for Business published for companies when they need to be aware compliance and security policies, and use data loss prevention and appropriate workload integration, can use the memory service easier. Even Microsoft can not ignore the popular cloud service and is a strategic partnership with Dropbox received, although it provides with One Drive a similar solution.