Amid the fact that over 50% of Dropbox users also have a G Suite account, including Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides, Dropbox has today announced that it is partnering with Google to bring native G Suite integration to Dropbox storage, TechCrunch is reporting.
Quentin Clark, SVP of Engineering, Product and Design at Dropbox, said that both Google and Dropbox have been working together to bring this integration for quite a while now, as it’s something both companies’ customers have been asking for. He added he has learned over time that “it’s incumbent upon vendors like Dropbox to focus on the needs of the users over the needs of the company”.
Clark continued that Dropbox has been working out this partnership deal for the last few years, and that partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Autodesk and Adobe are also expected in near future.
“Dropbox is increasingly building out its content collaboration functionality with the freedom to use whatever tools [customers] want to use on whatever platform that they want to use. This partnership is another step on that journey,” Clark told TechCrunch.
He said that the two companies are in the process of working out the details of how the integration is going to work, but he expects the integration to be completed by the end of the year. When it’s done users should be able store, open and start G Suite documents in Dropbox. “The way that integration looks and feels, that’s the stuff we are finding our way together,” he said.
Last week, Dropbox announced that it was finally going public will be listed on the NASDAQ with ticker symbol DBX.