During the year, Dropbox will offer its customers access to the tools and services of G Suite, Google's office suite. An agreement between the two companies was announced at the beginning of March.
Google and Dropbox may be competing in the field of remote file hosting, they sometimes cooperate. Thus, Dropbox announced Thursday, March 1 to have reached an agreement with the firm Mountain View so that customers can access G Suite, which is the software suite of the web giant for professionals.
"We will soon begin deploying a series of integrations that will help you use Dropbox more effectively with Google's productivity and collaboration tools. Here's what you can look forward to, "says Dropbox. The company also recalls doing similar reconciliations with Microsoft Outlook and Adobe XD CC.
For example, "Dropbox users can create, open, edit, save, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly from the drop box. And when they work in Dropbox, they'll be able to save Google Docs, Sheets and Slides to their Dropbox account. " Support for Gmail and Google Hangouts is also planned.
The Dropbox App. Deployment in 2018
The opening to G Suite, which will be done through interfacing with Google Cloud Platform, the company's solution for remote storage and computer processing, will take place in the year 2018. Noteworthy that there is no question here of using Google's servers to store Dropbox files – and even if it were, the documents would be inaccessible to Google.
For Dropbox, this partnership is likely to send a signal to the markets. Despite its rivalry with Google, which threatens its core business with its ambitions in the field of online hosting, the company is expanding its range of services and solutions. Which should not leave investors unresponsive, at a time when Dropbox is turning to the stock market.