How to use the Dropbox Dash and Google Workspace integration

Updated Oct 09, 2023
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Dropbox Dash is currently a beta experience and is subject to additional terms.

With the Dropbox Dash integration for Google Workspace, you can create new Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets directly from the Dropbox Dash start page. You can also locate and email your Gmail contacts.

How to connect Dropbox Dash and Google Workspace

  1. Open the Dropbox Dash desktop app.
  2. Click the apps icon (four shapes in a grid) in the upper right. A new browser tab will be opened with the Available and Connected apps.
  3. Under Available, locate the Google Apps you’d like to connect: Google Calendar, Google Calendar, and Gmail .
  4. Click + (plus sign) on the right.
  5. You’ll be redirected to the Google sign in page. Click the desired account you’d like to connect.
  6. To grant Dropbox Dash access to your Google account, click Allow. 

You’ll see a confirmation message that says that Google Workspace has now connected to Dropbox Dash.

How to create new Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Dropbox Dash can create new documents in your Google Drive. 

To create a new Google Doc, Slide, or Sheet:

  1. Open the Dropbox Dash desktop app.
  2. Type “new” in the search bar.
  3. Click New Google Doc, New Google Slide, or New Google Sheet.

 

How to find and email contacts

Dropbox Dash can find your saved contacts and create a new email message from your Gmail account.

  1. Open the Dropbox Dash desktop app.
  2. Start typing your contact’s name or email address in the search bar.
  3. Click the contact’s name or email.

You’ll be redirected to a new Gmail email window and can begin writing your message. 

  1. Open the Dropbox Dash desktop app.
  2. Start typing your contact’s name or email address in the search bar.
  3. Press control-c (Windows) or command-c (Mac) on your keyboard.
  4. Paste the email address wherever you’d like.

How to resolve a Google Advanced Protection error

If you experience an authorization error from Google's Advanced Protection Program when signing up, you may be able to whitelist Dropbox Dash as a trusted app if you’re the admin of the Google Workspace account. 

  1. Go to your Google Admin Console.
    • Note: If you’re unable to access this Console page, ask your Google Admin to whitelist Dash.
  2. At the top of the Configured apps list, click Add app.
  3. Choose OAuth App Name or Client ID.
  4. Type Dash and then click SEARCH.
  5. From the list of search results, click Select for the app that you want to manage.
  6. Click the top checkbox to select all OAuth Client IDs and then click SELECT.
  7. Click Trusted.
  8. Click CONFIGURE.

You should now be able to sign into Dropbox Dash. 

Note: It’s currently not possible to use Dropbox Dash with a personal Gmail account that is enrolled in the Google Advanced Protection Program. To use Dropbox Dash, you must un-enroll from Advanced Protection.

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