Dropbox to add Google G Suite integration

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Dropbox to add Google G Suite integration

Users will be able to create and edit Google Docs, Sheets and Slides from within Dropbox, and more.

Working with Google Cloud, Dropbox intends to deliver a series of integrations to make the popular cloud storage and collaboration service integrate with Google’s G Suite.

Five initial functions have been outlined, enabling users to:

  1. Create, open and edit Google Docs, Sheets and Slides files that live in Dropbox
  2. Open compatible files stored in Dropbox in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides
  3. Manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files using Dropbox's administration tools
  4. Select and generate Dropbox file links within Gmail, and see Dropbox metadata such as date created, last saved, and last accessed 
  5. Search, share, and preview Dropbox files in Google Hangouts.

“We want to make it easy for our users to work across devices with the tools they love,” said Dropbox vice president of engineering Tony Lee.

Google Cloud director of product management Ritcha Ranjan added: “Our goal is to make G Suite accessible no matter what tools you bring to work, and these integrations help our shared customers better collaborate in the tools they use every day.”

The integrations will be made available to all Dropbox users, probably in the second half of 2018.

Dropbox has previously announced integrations with Adobe XD, Microsoft Office 365 and Workplace by Facebook.

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