Dropbox is continuing its push to become everyone's preferred storage solution with a bunch of new integrations. The company has launched Dropbox Extensions - an evolution of its collaboration platform that adds a suite of new capabilities for editing and managing files sorted on the cloud-synching platform.
The new extensions will allow you to directly edit files and initiate workflows for a wide variety of different files through partnerships with Adobe, Autodesk, DocuSign, Vimeo and others. The new integrations, which complement native capabilities such as comments, annotations and focused previews, will allow users to launch actions such as file editing, send for eSignature, video annotation, and electronic fax. The company says these new tools will be available to its 500+ million registered users and 300,000 business teams.
Some of the new actions available within Dropbox include being able to send for an eSignature with Adobe Sign, DocuSign or HelloSign and saving back the final signed copy to Dropbox with notifications when the entire signature process is complete.
PDF editing with Nitro, airSlate, and Smallpdf allow you to combine, convert, organise, fill forms, edit and annotate with changes automatically saved back to Dropbox. Dropbox and Adobe will also collaborate on a future Dropbox Extension for users to edit PDFs with Adobe tools.
DWG files and drawings can be viewed and edited without installing any extra software as well. Video and image files can also be managed through new integrations.
And, in a reminder that many businesses still rely on older communications tools, any Word or PDF file can be sent as an electronic fax using HelloFax with confirmation receipts sent to your Dropbox when the process is complete.
The first set of new integrations is expected to be available on November 27, 2018.