Dropbox rolls out its promised integration with Gmail after a platform partnership it formed with Google's G Suite earlier this year.
The partnership, announced in March, started a remarkable alliance between the two companies that had long been competing rivals. In its IPO enlightenment, Dropbox admitted that it competes with Google in both cloud storage and content partnerships.
Dropbox now sees the G Suite context as a way to ensure that it offers customers a unified home for content and conversations. Dropbox suggests that more than 50 percent of customers also use G Suite, but before the partnership there was no way to save G Suite documents and files inside Dropbox.
Having said that, adding the new Gmail add-on presents all email attachments, Dropbox-linked files and folders in a centralized native Gmail panel. The goal is to make it easier and faster to search for attachments and links across multiple senders in an email thread.
Dropbox said the add-on is generally available today.
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