Users will enjoy the new G Suite integration, which allows them to edit and share Google Docs, Sheets and Slides without the need to leave the Dropbox app. The new feature will be momentarily available only for Dropbox Business subscription plan.
Dropbox Business adds support for G Suite apps
The addition was teased last year, and users will be able to create a new Google file within Dropbox. You will have the option to share and search it at any time as you can do with any Dropbox files. At this point, the new feature is limited to business account but Dropbox noted that it would become available to anyone who registered a Google and Dropbox account in the future.
Users will be able to send the files to other individual users or grant access to them as a part of a shared folder. Privacy can be increased by restricting access to the Dropbox Business team. Recipients will be able to see a read-only file, but the sender can grant the ability to edit the file if they wish to do so.
The new documents can be created within the Dropbox app, the website or the system tray icon. The mobile apps can manage and preview new files. Owners of Dropbox Business and G-Suite accounts have the option to register for the beta by logging in with both accounts.
Dropbox was released more than ten years ago, but the service has managed to build a strong user base.
Dropbox Business features
Here are some of the features offered by the service:
- Keep your files handy all times
- Save your files and access them from any device. Any change will be synchronized across your devices.
- Share everything
- Send any file you want to anyone. The files are accessible even if the recipient doesn’t have a Dropbox account.
- Improve your workflow with Dropbox Paper
- Paper allows several coworkers to share relevant content and information in a unified workspace.
Dropbox is available for free, but companies and those who wish to use the service for business purposes will have to choose a subscription plan, known as Dropbox Business.