How to use Trello with Dropbox

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

Once a Dropbox file is attached to a Trello card, you can view Trello activity from the Activity section of that file preview.

Are you a Dropbox Business admin?

Learn how you can manage app integrations like Trello for your entire team.

Connect Trello to your Dropbox account

To connect Trello to your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click App Center from the menu that appears.
  4. Click Trello.
    • If you don't see Trello, use the App Center search bar.
  5. Click Connect, and follow the prompts.

Attach files and folders to Trello cards from Dropbox

To add a file or folder to Trello:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Hover over the name of the file or folder and click the check box that appears on the left.
  3. Click the arrow next to Share above the file thumbnail in the right sidebar.
  4. Click Trello.
    • If you have not connected Trello to your Dropbox account, follow the prompts to sign in to Trello
  5. 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

Disconnect Dropbox from Trello

To disconnect Trello from your Dropbox account:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or face icon) in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Connected apps tab.
  5. Click Trello.
  6. 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.

How helpful was this article?

We’re sorry to hear that.
Let us know how we can improve:

Thanks for your feedback!
Let us know how this article helped:

Thanks for your feedback!