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Twelve Days of Integrations: Dropbox

Richard Huffaker

It’s that time of year again, though it may not quite feel it. The Google Doodles are all festive in some way, department stores are playing Michael Buble songs on a loop to almost entirely empty rooms, and I'm wearing the most garish sweater I own because no one can judge me for it for an entire month. 

To celebrate, Shortcut is highlighting twelve of our integrations with a detailed write up alongside their own little digital snow globes. We hope you return every day to enjoy these posts alongside your tinglers and fuzzles, your dafflers and wuzzles, and your delicious pot (or Beyond meat) roasts.

Our eighth featured integration is Dropbox

On this Eighth Day of Integrations, Shortcut brings to you: eight Dropboxes a'boxing. Or should it be a'dropping? We'll get back to you on that.

A lot of us struggle with holding on to way too much stuff. Closets full of old coats we never wear anymore. Basements piled up with junk because there could be items with sentimental value somewhere in the pile. Marie Kondo became a big deal because she told us all to get rid of anything that doesn't spark joy. Yes, but what if this random, beat up edition of Sports Illustrated with a cover story about the 2005 NY Jets at the bottom of the box in my closet sparks joy?

Thankfully, in the digital space, we don't really need to worry about taking up too much space since we can just throw things on Dropbox and worry about them later. One of their plans offers "as much space as your team needs" which feels more like a challenge than a feature.

Our integration with Dropbox provides access to all of the files taking up this space from directly within any Story.

How does it work? 

Attaching a Dropbox file to a Shortcut Story is easy.

  1. Click the "Attach Files" option on any Story and select "Dropbox" from the list. 

The first time you do this, you'll see the usual Dropbox prompt asking that you authenticate Shortcut. When that's done, you'll have access to all of your Dropbox files.

Choose something and then press "Choose" to attach it. The Dropbox window will close and your file will now be linked in a comment by you within the Story's comment thread so that anyone can access it.

Enabling and Disabling the Dropbox Integration for your Org

The Dropbox integration can be enabled or disabled via the Integration Status toggle in Integrations.

Just flip the toggle from off to on or back again.

With Shortcut and Dropbox you can share any and all files from your connected account without having to go digging around to find it. And what could bring more joy than that?

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