It’s been more than a year since Dropbox and Google announced that they would partner to make their products (including Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Slides) work better together.
The Gmail / Dropbox integration launched last summer, and now we’re getting to the main event. Starting today, Dropbox Business customers can participate in an open beta program that makes Google Docs, Sheet and Slides work natively in Dropbox.
As expected, using Dropbox with Google’s documents is essentially the same as Microsoft Office / Dropbox integration that’s been around for a few years. For starters, when you’re in Dropbox’s web view, clicking the “create new file” button will show options for Docs, Sheets, and Slides alongside the option to create new Microsoft Office documents.
Assuming you’re logged in with a Google account, clicking one of Google’s document options opens the familiar Docs / Sheets / Slides interface. The only way you’d know you’re going through Dropbox is that the URL is a Dropbox domain, rather than Google.