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Collaboration Tools

Dropbox and Google interlink their cloud services

In future, the clients of both companies will also be able to access the collaboration tools of the other company.

04 Apr. 2018 Roland Freist
Source: Dropbox
Source: Dropbox

Dropbox announces details of the new partnership in a blog article: in future it will be possible to set up, edit, store and share text and table documents and presentations from Google Docs directly in Dropbox. The user will also be able to select the Dropbox cloud as the storage location. According to the blog article, all other files which are compatible with the G-Suite tools can also be loaded directly into the Google applications from Dropbox. Clients of the paid service Dropbox Business will be able to manage Google documents just as they do other file types.

Dropbox also announces an add-in for Gmail which enables links to the files in the Dropbox cloud to be directly selected and generated in Google’s e-mail service. The business messenger Google Hangouts Chat, which is still very young, will also be integrated into Dropbox via an add-in, so that it will be possible to search in Hangouts for files stored in Dropbox, share them through the service and display them in the preview. Dropbox says that both tools will be available in the second half of 2018.

Google is not the first company with which Dropbox has such a partnership. It already maintains similar collaborations with Adobe, Apple and Microsoft.