Dropbox is enabling a number of its enterprise clients to edit text, spreadsheet and presentation files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides straight from its distributed storage platforms. The new functionality, first announced in last year March 2018, is being tested in an open beta program.
The integration is being surrounded as another way to edit and share documents for Dropbox Business teams. It complements the ability for clients to edit such files with the Microsoft Office app suite. Those who as of now use Google Drive and its editing apps will see a comfortable workspace with just a single significant difference like everything is working on the user’s Dropbox domain.
Once a user links up their Google account to Dropbox, new documents can be started from Dropbox’s web, Windows, and macOS clients by tapping the “Create new file” button and choosing the suitable app. Existing .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx files can likewise be edited with the Google applications and are automatically saved in the original format so that Office users can keep working on them.
Members in a Dropbox Business team will most likely share Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on a standalone basis, saving the problem of creating new folders in their Dropbox accounts. Just as in G Suite, they can flip sharing settings to secure the document down as view-only or give edit access to a specific individual, the entire Dropbox Business team, or even outsiders.
The Android and iOS versions of the Dropbox app will only permit previews of files made in these apps as well as a download option for offline uses. All versions of Dropbox, will let users browse, move, copy, and delete these things. Dropbox’s full-text search engine will most likely to choose on all the contents within those files and show relevant outcomes down to the sentence. Dropbox will also send notifications whenever someone makes a remark within a Docs, Sheets, or Slides project.
Qualified Business teams who use Dropbox in English can sign up to join to take part in the beta program for these features through May 6. The company told Engadget that more users will be able to use Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Dropbox later this year.