Dropbox Chooser and Wrike
A couple of days ago, Dropbox proclaimed the release of a cool new feature called “Chooser”. This update aims to facilitate sharing of Dropbox files through other apps. Integrating with this popular sharing tool has remained on our roadmap for quite some time, so we were delighted by the announcement!
Right after the feature was announced, we hopped at the opportunity. Today, you can already enjoy the convenience of attaching Dropbox files straight to tasks and folders in Wrike with a few mouse clicks.
The Dropbox integration perfectly aligns with Wrike’s file collaboration approach: You can access the most up-to-date file version without a time-consuming re-uploading routine. Combine that with online file editing and Google Docs addition, and you have 3 powerful ways to relieve yourself from file version confusion.
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How does it work?
In the task, right under the task description, click on the “Attach from Dropbox” link and choose the desired file. A built-in photo gallery and the search function are convenient for finding the correct file. Even if you update the file in your Dropbox every few minutes, your teammates will access the most up-to-date version in Wrike. We hope this update will make your file collaboration in Wrike even more convenient!
Dropbox vs Google Drive
Any cloud storage worth it’s salt will let you back up your files to the cloud, sync them across devices, and share them with others. But that also means it’s hard to control which one is best for your wants: in this case, Google Drive or Dropbox?
I used Dropbox for over 3 years (and still keep it for long-term storage), and I use Google Drive daily. Both apps are excellent—I wouldn’t use them if they weren’t— but they have a somewhat different approach to cloud storage.
Dropbox Syncs Faster And Smarter
The ground-breaking technology it uses for file sync made Dropbox so famous in the first place: block-level file copying. Simply put, when Dropbox syncs a file, it only copies the bits that have changed. The first period you sync a file will take the longest, but every time you change it, the updated version should immediately remain available on all your devices.
Google doesn’t use block-level folder copying, but it runs some of the fastest cloud servers in the world, so the speed difference might not be noticeable unless you’re dealing with large files. Dropbox also has an exclusive advantage with LAN sync. If you have manifold computers connected to a solitary network, Dropbox resolve sync files directly between them.
It will still backbone files to the cloud but transferring extensive archives to computers on the same network will happen much faster. By Google Drive, a file on Computer A will be uploaded to the web and then downloaded to Computer B. Which can take longer for larger files.
Dropbox Wins File Organization
If spending hours forming your folders isn’t your thing, Google’s search features save you a lot of time. Google presented search chips on its search bar, suggesting files as you type. The search returns file names and contents, so there’s a higher chance you’ll find what you need immediately. Drive’s advanced search provides many filtering options as if this wasn’t good enough.Dropbox Chooser and Wrike
If you use Chrome, you’ll also be able to leverage the power of search there. You can start typewriting in the URL bar for Google Drive files, and you’ll see them as proposals. You can also see Drive file suggestions when opening a new tab or installing an extension to edit Docs/Sheets/Slides offline. Dropbox Chooser and Wrike