Dropbox has announced a partnership with Google Cloud that will deliver a bunch of new cross-platform integrations that will bring Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts into closer collaboration with their file sync and share platform. And it's not just a corporate feature - the integrations will be made accessible for all Dropbox users.
Starting from the second half of this year, users will be able to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files that live in Dropbox from directly within those cloud apps. And Dropbox Business administrators will be able to manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files just like any other content that lives in Dropbox.
Tony Lee, VP of Engineering at Dropbox, said "We want to make it easy for our users to work across devices with the tools they love. This partnership with Google Cloud is one more way we're creating a unified home for content.”
The new integration will also see Dropbox developing additional native G Suite integrations with Gmail and Hangouts Chat.
Collaboration tools continue to be one of the key battlegrounds as tech companies try to embed themselves into company workflows. As well as today's announcement by Dropbox and Google, Microsoft's recent suggestion that a free version of Teams has been backed up with news that you'll be able to invite guest users to join a Teams environment later this month.