Dropbox Showcase:
show your best work in the best light

Make every interaction an opportunity to impress with Showcase. Share your work easily with partners and clients, track progress and keep tabs on who’s seen what – all in one place.

A video that encourages users to share their voice, brand and big idea in the most impactful way with Dropbox Showcase. The introduction cycles through different artistic graphics then transitions to the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user customises the header section of a showcase page then the screen scrolls down to reveal a file preview image being moved to different layouts. The user clicks the “Share” button and then jumps to the activity page to see the number of views, comments and downloads on the files within their showcase. Then the user clicks on the comment number and views an exchange of comments on a file. The video concludes with a series of examples depicting different uses for Dropbox Showcase.

Make your mark

Make sure your work represents you well. Add your branding to the files you share, so everything feels professionally packaged and uniquely you.

A screen capture demonstrating the header customisation capabilities within the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user adds a logo and title to the showcase page, then selects the full-width layout for the featured image in the header. Then the image zooms out to reveal the completed header for a showcase page.

Tell a story they’ll remember

Do more than share files – guide people through your work. Use visual previews, customised layouts and informative captions so they see the right content, with the right context, in the right order.

A screen capture demonstrating the page layout customisation capabilities within the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user has a grid of seven file previews, then drags one file preview down to update the layout. Then the user changes the file title and adds a caption.

Get a pulse

Take the guesswork out of engagement. Automatically keep track of who views, downloads and comments on the work you share – so you can be better prepared when you follow up.

A screen capture demonstrating the tracking capabilities within the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user begins on a screen with their list of showcases. After clicking on the number of views, comments and downloads for a showcase, the user sees engagement information on their showcase by viewer and file.

And make clients happy too

With Showcase, you get a more fluid workflow that helps build client relationships. Because when they see your vision the way you see your vision, extraordinary things can happen.

A screen capture demonstrating the file preview and commenting capabilities within Dropbox. The user begins on the showcase tracking page and clicks on the number of comments for a particular file. The user sees a preview of the file and a thread of comments from their client, complimenting their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the people I share a showcase with need a Dropbox account?

No, anyone you share a showcase with can view it, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

However, to leave comments on your showcase, the people you’ve shared it with will need a Dropbox account and will need to be signed in to that account.

Who can view, download or edit a showcase?

By default, anyone with a link to the showcase can view it. This means that someone you’ve shared a link with could forward it to someone else. However, you can set it so that only people you invite to the showcase can view it. This option is available in the sharing settings.

By default, the people you share a showcase with can download and leave comments on the files in it.

Only the owner (or creator) of a showcase can edit it. However, if you have files from a shared folder in your showcase, anyone you’ve shared that folder with can edit the files in it. The changes would then appear in the showcase.

What’s the difference between a showcase and a folder?

Showcases and folders do similar things, in that they’re ways of packaging (or “bundling”) files in your Dropbox account. You can then share this package with others.

There are three main differences between a showcase and a folder:
  • A folder is simply a list of the files within it, whereas a showcase allows you to curate the files on a branded page with visual previews, custom layouts and file captions
  • You can track activity in a showcase, but not in a folder
  • A file can only exist in a single folder, whereas a file can be included in multiple showcases

There’s also one important similarity: if you edit the files in a showcase or shared folder, recipients will always see the latest version of the file.

Which file types can be previewed in a showcase?

Any file type that can be previewed in Dropbox can also be previewed in a showcase.

Video previews won’t play directly on the showcase page – they'll appear as a still image instead. However, if you click this image, a lightbox will open where the video preview can be played.

See a list of the file types that can be previewed in Dropbox.

Does a showcase use Dropbox storage space?

No, a showcase doesn’t use additional Dropbox storage space. Only the files in the showcase use your storage space.