Dropbox Is Now Integrated Into Microsoft Office Apps
Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite in the world with the largest user base, especially in a corporate sector. At the same time, Dropbox is one of the most reliable cloud storage services that has been around for a long time and have a good reputation among users.
Today, we want to share with you a great news: from now on, Office and Dropbox are closely integrated with each other to help improve your productivity and user experience of working with documents on mobile devices.
Obvious move to compete with Google Drive
According to Dropbox, it now stores more than 35 billion of Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. I personally have a lot of Microsoft Word files stored in my Dropbox, so it only makes sense to me that the two companies have decided to combine their efforts in order to bring the best experience to its users, and, most importantly, compete against the ever-growing Google Drive.
Integration of Dropbox and Microsoft Office will provide users with a lot of advantages, including the following:
- Editing Microsoft Office files directly from the Dropbox mobile app
- Syncing all the changes to documents across all connected devices
- Accessing the Office files in Dropbox using the new Office mobile apps
- Saving the files from Office apps to Dropbox folder
- Sharing Dropbox Links directly from the Office apps
Click on images to enlarge. (Source: Dropbox official website)
You can already start to use the new Office apps with integration of Dropbox, but the full Office integration in Dropbox app will roll out to all users on iOS and Android platforms in the coming weeks.
Web integration coming as well
In addition to integration in mobile apps, Dropbox and Microsoft are going to cooperate on bringing the integration for the web versions of their apps as well. It means that you will be able to open the Office files in Office Online directly from the web interface of Dropbox.com.
Dropbox app for Windows Phone
Finally, there is a good news for Windows Phone and Tablets users as well. Dropbox has announced that they are finally going to release an official Dropbox app for the Microsoft mobile operating system. The app is expected to debut on Windows Phone at the beginning of the next year.