Dropbox partners with Google to add G Suite integrations for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

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Dropbox announced a partnership with Google today that is designed to help G Suite users make better use of the cloud collaboration company’s toolset by letting users open and edit G Suite files directly from Dropbox folders on the hard drive and on the web. The news comes just as Dropbox announced plans for an initial public offering after 10 years as one of the leading cloud storage and file management companies in Silicon Valley.

As part of the new Google partnership, which mirrors one Dropbox formed with Microsoft a few years back, users will be able to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files directly within Dropbox’s interface. That should be helpful for the more than 50 percent of Dropbox customers who also work for a company that uses G Suite at work, which includes Gmail, Google Drive, and other cloud-based Google productivity software.

“We want to make it easy for our users to work across devices with the tools they love,” Tony Lee, Dropbox’s vice president of engineering, wrote in a blog post. “This partnership with Google Cloud is one more way we’re creating a unified home for content and the conversations around it. We’re excited to work with Google to break down silos and centralize the information teams rely on every day.”

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So confused… But very excited… no need to install Google Drive for the dinosaurs in the company to be able to open gdoc documents.

I thought the whole point of Google docs files was they aren’t really files? I didn’t even know you could put a gsheet in a dropbox.

Google created such confusion when they hijacked the Docs file manager to launch Drive.

I think the file is just a web link that opens the doc in the browser.

Users will be able to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files that live in Dropbox.


From within Dropbox, users will have the option to open and edit compatible files directly in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
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