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Now available: Dropbox Extensions let you work with the tools of your choice


Published on November 27, 2018

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Important information can live in any number of tools, and we’ve been working to bring all of that data together in one place.

Today, we’re taking a big step towards making that a reality for more of the tools you rely on every day. We’re launching Dropbox Extensions, a new way to work seamlessly in web-based apps while keeping everything organized in Dropbox—without additional integration work or coding.

Working in a web browser—and all of the uploading and downloading that goes along with it—makes it difficult to find the right file. And the bigger problem is that it keeps you from what you’re really trying to do: get work done. That’s exactly the kind of “work about work” we’re taking on with Extensions.

Extensions let you use the tools you already love while keeping everything organized, in sync, and in one place—Dropbox. Just like the right-click menu in Windows Explorer or macOS Finder, Extensions let you open files from in the web-based app of your choice.

Starting today, you’ll see an “Open with” menu next to popular file types like PDFs, DWGs, Word docs, videos, and images.

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From there, you’ll see a list of relevant web-based apps that you can open the file in and take action:

  • Request signatures. Send legal documents out through eSignature apps like Adobe Sign (coming soon), DocuSign, and HelloSign.
  • Send faxes. Use HelloFax to shoot out documents without a desk-cluttering fax machine.
  • Edit documents. Organize, fill out, convert, and compress PDFs with tools like Nitro, airSlate PDFfiller, and Smallpdf.
  • Edit CAD drawings. View and edit DWG files directly in the AutoCAD web app—no software installation needed.
  • Capture video feedback. Get comments from team members and clients with a Vimeo video review page.
  • Adjust images. Fine-tune color, add text, and make other quick fixes to photos with Pixlr X.

And once you’re done working, your files will be saved back to Dropbox. Everything stays organized, without the hassle of downloading from one place and uploading to another.

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Our first batch of Extensions are available today for English language users, with support for more partner apps on the way soon. You can learn more—and get free exclusive offers from our partners—by visiting our Extensions page. Or get started today by looking for the “Open with” menu on when you hover over PDFs, videos, image files, Microsoft Office documents, and DWGs.