Free Microsoft Office Apps with Dropbox Integration
Microsoft has released new and improved free Microsoft Office apps with Dropbox integration in both the App Store and within Google Play. Yesterday, Microsoft highlighted the new Dropbox integration feature in an email sent to subscribers of their Office 365 email list. You can see the content of the email message in the picture shown below.
Free Microsoft Office Apps with Dropbox Integration: A picture of the email sent by Microsoft that announced the new Microsoft Office apps with Dropbox integration. Source: Microsoft.
The free Microsoft Office apps with Dropbox integration include, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This means that you can now easily open, edit, and save your Microsoft Office documents directly to and from your Dropbox account, if desired. This is a welcome change for many users of the new free Microsoft Office apps.
In addition to native Dropbox integration, the Microsoft Office for mobile devices also contains many new and improved features. You can now create new documents within these apps without a required Office 365 subscription. Previously, users could only view Microsoft Office documents in their mobile devices unless they had an Office 365 subscription. Business users who do have an Office 365 subscription, however, will have access to more document security and other advanced tools in the new apps.
The new free Microsoft Office apps with Dropbox integration also retain many of the favorite features of the existing versions. For example, you can still open, edit, and save Microsoft Office files to and from OneDrive, as well. You simply now have the option to save to the preferred online storage service of your choice.
To Add Dropbox Integration within an Office App
To add Dropbox as a place to open and save documents within any of the new Office apps, follow these instructions:
- Tap the arrow in the upper-left corner of the Office app.
- Tap “Open.”
- Tap “Add a Place.”
- Select “Dropbox” from the choices shown.