Dropbox Enhancements – New Desktop App and G Suite Functionality

Announcements | Jul 01, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Attention Dropbox users! Now, you can create, access, and share cloud content like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides and Microsoft Office files within Dropbox. 

 The “new” Dropbox gives users the ability to take advantage of Dropbox storage and utilize the Google editor and interface within Dropbox. Enhancements include the ability for users to:

  • Create, access, and share cloud content like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides and Microsoft Office files within Dropbox. 
  • Open .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx files from Dropbox in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, and save them back to Dropbox in their original format.
  • Create and store shortcuts to any website alongside your content in Dropbox. 
  • Use one search box to view cloud content, harddrive content you have not chosen to download through selective sync, and shortcuts. 
  • Add descriptions to folders and highlight key contact by pinning it to the top of a workspace.  
  • Mention people and assign to-dos. 
  • Share feedback by commenting alongside content across desktop, mobile,  and web Dropbox. 

Please note, your files will not be available in your WFU Google account when utilizing the G  Suite productivity tools within Dropbox. Further, users will need a Dropbox account to access these files when you share them. 

Here are a couple of ways to make sure you know you are utilizing the G Suite productivity tools within Dropbox:

  • The URL will remain dropbox.com
  • When typing, you will see “All changes saved in Dropbox”

dropbox.com URL remains along with "All changes saved in Dropbox"

Learn more about the new Dropbox! 

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