How to open and edit files in other applications with Dropbox Extensions

Dropbox Extensions let you open and edit files with third-party partner applications, directly from your Dropbox account. To do so:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Hover the mouse over the file you’d like to open.
  3. Click Open to see a dropdown menu of available apps.
  4. Click the third-party app you’d like to open the file in.
    • If it’s your first time connecting the app to Dropbox, the application may ask you for approval
  5. Once you’ve edited or taken action on the file, save or apply the changes (this step will vary, depending on the application).
  6. The new edited file will be saved alongside your original file, but the edited file name will have additional information about the file's state and provider. For example, if the original file name is "My Contract.pdf", the new edited file may be titled "My Contract (signed-AdobeSign).pdf".

Note: Dropbox Business team admins can turn on or off extensions for their entire team.

Learn more about opening files in Dropbox.


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