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G Suite users no longer need to go outside Dropbox to edit their documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Today, both parties will start the public beta in which G Suite will be integrated in Dropbox.

On Google Cloud Next 19, Dropbox and Google finally launch a better collaboration for G Suite users. The new functionality was already announced in March 2018, but is only ready for a public beta phase today.

With the new functionality, G Suite users can now directly edit files in Dropbox via Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Dropbox follows rival Box who rolled out the same functionality last year. The collaboration seems illogical because both are competitors in the field of cloud storage, but a lot of companies like to combine services. In this way, both G Suite and Dropbox users are satisfied.

Search function

In an interview with Venturebeat at the end of last year, Dropbox announced that more than 50 percent of Dropbox Business users also have a subscription to G Suite. To use the functionality, you first need to connect both accounts via an opt-in. The integration only works with Dropbox Business. Free Dropbox accounts are not eligible.

Once you edit a document or create a new one, G Suite users can instantly see their familiar environment in Dropbox. You can add extra users in Dropbox to work on the same document in real time. Mobile users can only read documents, not edit them.

The new search function within Dropbox, which it rolled out a few weeks ago, is particularly useful. Allows users to search through all files with a single click on the Dropbox icon in the taskbar. That means now also by all documents within G Suite.

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This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.