Dropbox-connected apps for research

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Research smarter with Dropbox-connected apps


Published on March 19, 2015

There’s a whole lot of information out there. That means a whole lot of finding, collecting, and digging through data to get what you need. So when you have research to do, these apps can help. They connect with Dropbox to make all that information more discoverable, more useful, and most of all, more manageable. Feedly (iOS, Android, Web) If you find yourself checking the same blogs and news sites every day, Feedly can make your life a little easier. Add the addresses of your favorite sites — like this one — and you’ll get new articles delivered to one place, all day long. You can even set Feedly to automatically add PDF versions of saved and tagged articles to your Dropbox. Microsoft Word (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android*) Sometimes the best research documents are the notes you take. And what better place to take those notes than Microsoft Word? Connect Dropbox to the mobile editions of Word to access, edit, and share your research anywhere. On Windows and Mac, the new Dropbox badge lets you stay up to date without leaving the app. Want to get even more out of Dropbox and Word? Read on for another tip. Collected (Windows, Mac, Web) Collected solves a common problem: how to sift through a huge pile of research documents. Connect your Dropbox, pick folders for Collected to scan, and you’ll have your own personal assistant. As you type in Microsoft Office, Collected will display related content from your Dropbox, perfect for grabbing a snippet or a quote from a long-lost doc. Getting a handle on information can be a lot of work. But with these Dropbox-connected apps helping out, you can make research a breeze. For more apps that integrate with Dropbox for Business, check out our apps page!   *Android access via the Word app for tablets and the Office Mobile app for smartphones