At the annual cloud-focused Google Cloud Next ’19 conference today, Dropbox announced a new feature that allows users to work with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides without leaving Dropbox. As pointed out by VentureBeat, however, the ability to edit G Suite documents within Dropbox is only available to Business users of the service.
While Google and Dropbox have previously rolled out a series of cross-platform integrations, including a Dropbox add-on for Gmail and a Google Cloud Identity plugin, the open beta launch today that will bring G Suite content into Dropbox seems to be the most significant announcement of their partnership so far.
Starting today, Dropbox Business users can create, edit, save, and share Google-format documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly from within Dropbox:
You can work with G Suite content in pretty much exactly the same way as you would inside Google Drive — files can be created from scratch from the Windows system tray, Mac menu bar, or through Dropbox.com, while users across all Dropbox platforms (desktop, web, and mobile) will be able to search, view, comment, move, copy, and delete files. On mobile, users will not be able to edit files.
Dropbox users can also search through all their Docs, Sheets, and Slides files from the search field in the desktop app. To learn more, visit the Dropbox website.