Manage cloud content right from Dropbox

You and your team members can create, organize, and share cloud content, like G Suite or Microsoft Office Online files, right inside Dropbox. No need to jump between apps to track down work and feedback. All of your content is managed, organized, and saved directly in Dropbox next to all of your other files.

How to: Create cloud content

G Suite

Dropbox for G Suite lets you create, organize, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files in dropbox.com or the Dropbox desktop app. Any Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides you create in Dropbox save to your Dropbox account and count toward your storage space. Changes made to these Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files automatically save back to your Dropbox account (but not your Google Drive or Google account). 

 

To create new Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides files in the Dropbox desktop app:

1. Open the desktop app.
2. Navigate to the folder or Space where you’d like to save your new file.
3. Click Create.
4. Click Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides.

 

To create new Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides on dropbox.com:

1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
2. Navigate to the folder or Space where you’d like to save your new file.
3. Click Create new file.
4. Click Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides.

Note: This feature may not work as expected on Internet Explorer 11.

 

Remember that to use Dropbox for G Suite, the email you use for your Google account must match the email you use for your Dropbox account. Find out how to change your Dropbox email address.

Microsoft Office Online

The Microsoft Office integration lets you create and open Office files right from your Dropbox account, make changes in the Office mobile and web apps, and save those changes directly back to your Dropbox.

 

To create new Microsoft Office files in the Dropbox desktop app:

1. Open the desktop app.
2. Navigate to the folder or Space where you’d like to save your new file.
3. Click Create.
4. Click Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint.
5. Type a name for your new file and press enter.
6. To edit your file, double-click the file name or click Open.

 

To create new Microsoft Office files on dropbox.com:

1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
2. Navigate to the folder or Space where you’d like to save your new file.
3. Click Create new file.
4. Click Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint.

Note: Your new Office file will open in Microsoft Office Online. You will need an Office Online subscription to use this feature.

 

Learn more about working with Microsoft Office files from your Dropbox account.

Learn how to open and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in Google, or open previews of these files on your mobile app.

Bring together tools and content

How to: Use integrated apps

Share with Slack or Zoom

1. Open the Dropbox desktop app
2. Select the file you’d like to share.
3. Click Share.
4. Click Slack or Zoom.
5. Choose the person, channel, or meeting you’d like to share with.

Connect your Google or Outlook calendar

1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
2. Click your avatar at the top-right corner of the page.
3. Click Settings.
4. Click the Connected apps tab.
5. Next to Google or Outlook, click Connect to Google or Connect to Outlook and follow the prompts to allow access.

Find out how to attach files and join meetings from the Dropbox desktop app.

Save time with shortcuts

You can create and store a shortcut to any web page in your Dropbox account, just like you would a file. Shortcuts make it easy to keep content from online project management and productivity tools—even news articles, wiki pages and Paper docs—together with the rest of your work in Dropbox. You can create shortcuts in the desktop app, from your system tray or menu bar, and on dropbox.com. In the Dropbox mobile app, you can open shortcuts, but not create them. 

Note: Shortcuts have the file extension .web and are represented by a globe icon in your folders. They open in your default browser.

Learn more about shortcuts.

How to: Create a shortcut to a web page

From the desktop app

1. Open the desktop app.
2. Open the folder you’d like to store the shortcut in.
3. Click Create.
4. Click Shortcut.
5. Enter your URL and a Name
6. Click Create.

On dropbox.com

1. Sign in to dropbox.com or open the desktop app.
2. Open the folder you’d like to store the shortcut in.
3. Click Create new file (dropbox.com) or Create (desktop app).
4. Click Shortcut.
5. Enter your URL and a Name
6. Click Create.

From your system tray or menu bar

1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
2. Click“+” (plus sign)
3. Click Shortcut.
4. Enter your URL and a Name.
5. In the Location dropdown menu, choose the folder where you’d like to store the shortcut. 
6. Click Create.