Dropbox in a step to make its interface more user-friendly has partnered with Google to integrate Google’s productivity tools on their platform. This integration, as per a blog post on Dropbox website, will take place later this year. The company is yet to reveal the exact timeline for this.
This partnership will entail the ability for users to create, edit, open, save and share documents on Dropbox itself via Google’s productivity tools like Docs, Slides and Sheets.
It will be interesting to see how Dropbox manages this integration. As the company already has an ongoing partnership with Microsoft, which lets users open, edit and save files based on Microsoft’s Office ecosystem.
Alongside the Docs, Slides and Sheets integration, the partnership will also bring integration with Gmail and Hangouts. Users will be able to send and receive links to files and preview linked files directly from the two Google communication services.
Dropbox in recent months has gone full throttle on partnering with other service providers to “bring Dropbox to more of the tools you use every day.” Recently, Dropbox released an add-on for Microsoft Outlook making it much easier for users to share Dropbox files. In January, the company partnered with Adobe to make it easier for its users to find Adobe XD documents on the platform.
In other news, Dropbox is currently preparing for its Initial Public Offering (IPO), which as per reports will be taking place within the first half of 2018.