How to use Trello with Dropbox

The Dropbox and Trello integration allows you to attach Dropbox files and folders to Trello cards from dropbox.com or the Dropbox desktop app. You can add files to existing Trello cards or create new Trello cards without leaving Dropbox.

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Attach files and folders to Trello cards from Dropbox

To add a file or folder to Trello from dropbox.com:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Files.
  3. Hover over a file.
  4. Click the downward-facing arrow next to Share.
  5. Click Add to Trello.
    • If you have not connected Trello to your Dropbox account, follow the prompts to sign in to Trello
  6. Hover over the Trello card you’d like to add it to, and click Attach. 
    • Click Your cards to search cards you’re a member of or All cards to search all cards you have access to
    • Click the card to see card details
    • Click Create new card to add a file to a new Trello card

To add a file to Trello from the Dropbox desktop app:

  1. Click the file you’d like to add to Trello.
  2. Click Share.
  3. Click Trello.
    • If you have not connected Trello to your Dropbox account, follow the prompts to sign in to Trello
  4. Navigate to the Trello card you’d like to add it to and click Attach.
    • Click Your cards to search cards you’re a member of or All cards to search all cards you have access to
    • Click the card to see card details
    • Click Create new card to add a file to a new Trello card

Disconnect Dropbox from Trello

To disconnect Trello from your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Next to Trello, click Disconnect.

Dropbox features in Trello

In order to enable the features listed below, you need to be signed in to Dropbox in the same browser as Trello and have the Dropbox Power-Up. Within Trello you can:

  • Attach Dropbox files and folders to cards
  • See rich thumbnails and previews of Dropbox attachments
  • Create shared links to Dropbox attachments with one-click
  • Open Dropbox files in their native applications

Learn more about the Dropbox and Trello integration in the Trello Help Center.

Note: If you are a Dropbox Business user and you have both a work and personal account, make sure you are signed in to the correct account in order to view thumbnails and file previews in Trello.

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