Dropbox this month announced the new Dropbox Extensions, that will enable users to initiate workflows directly within Dropbox across popular content types (including DWG, PDF, Word, image, and multimedia files) and compatible partner applications from Adobe, Autodesk, DocuSign, Vimeo, as well as other category-leading tools.
With Dropbox Extensions, users will be able to launch actions such as file editing, send for eSignature, video annotation, and send electronic faxes.
Dropbox says they built Dropbox Extensions to help the users to streamline processes that typically involve multiple tools and content silos. This will give customers more freedom to use their preferred tools directly with Dropbox, helping them move projects forward faster and keep collaborative teams inflow.
Dropbox has now more than 500 million registered users and 300,000 business teams.
The first set of new integrations is expected to generally available on November 27, 2018. Here the first Dropbox Extensions:
Send for eSignature
With Adobe Sign, DocuSign, and HelloSign, share a PDF or Word document with external collaborators, obtain eSignatures, automatically save back the final signed copy to Dropbox, and receive notification when the entire signature process is complete.
With Nitro, airSlate, and Smallpdf, combine, convert, organize, fill forms, edit, annotate, and more, while automatically saving the changes back to Dropbox. Dropbox and Adobe will also collaborate on a future Dropbox Extension for users to edit PDFs with Adobe Acrobat DC.
View and Edit DWGs
With Autodesk, view and edit DWG files and drawings through the AutoCAD web app without installing any software or downloading any files.
With Vimeo, invite clients and collaborators to review and annotate video projects across popular multimedia files like MPG, MP4, and WMV, including features such as time-coded feedback.
With Pixlr, achieve professional-level photo editing with a robust set of tools that crop, rotate, resize, filter, add effects, and add images or text to photos.
Send Electronic Fax
With HelloFax, send an electronic fax from any Word or PDF file and receive a confirmation receipt in your Dropbox when the process is complete.