How to manage third-party apps on Dropbox

A third-party app is any non-Dropbox application on your computer, phone, or tablet. Examples include apps used to sign documents, like DocuSign, or apps used to edit pictures, like Adobe. 

You can connect third-party apps to both your individual and business Dropbox accounts. 

Dropbox is not responsible for apps developed and offered by other companies. We recommend that you review each app’s terms of use and privacy policies before granting it access to your Dropbox account.

If you’re a Dropbox Business team admin, learn how to manage app integrations like Slack and Zoom for your team. 

How to connect third-party apps to your Dropbox account

Some users have access to the new App Center. If you see App Center in the left sidebar of your Dropbox homepage, follow the instructions in this article to connect to third-party apps.

To connect a third-party app to your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the upper-right.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Click the connect button next to the app you’d like to connect to and follow the prompts.

What access will the third-party app have to my Dropbox account?

When you link an app to Dropbox, the app will have access to your basic account information, such as your registered email address. Apps can request different levels of access to your Dropbox account including viewing, editing, or managing your files and folders. It may also request access in the following ways:

  • Select Access - Provides access to a specific file in your Dropbox account. The app can only access that specific file and only write create and write to a file in that same folder.
  • App Folder - A specific folder in your Dropbox account. The app can only access files in that folder.
  • Full Dropbox - All folders and files in your Dropbox account.

To see what access a specific app has to your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the upper-right.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Connected apps.
  5. Click the app you’d like to view. You’ll see what access that app has next to Permissions.

How to disconnect a third-party app from your Dropbox account

If at any point you wish to disconnect an app from your account, you can do so in your account settings.

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the upper-right.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Connected apps.
  5. Click the arrow next to the app you’d like to disconnect.
  6. Click Disconnect.
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