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The powerful work productivity app

Dropbox productivity tools reduce unnecessary work about work.

With content collaboration tools, secure file sharing, and access to your favorite apps in one place—Dropbox makes it easy to optimize your work productivity.

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Productivity tools for lightning-fast collaboration

Dropbox is a productivity app that lets teams share work and collaborate together with ease.

Whether it’s project management, task management, time tracking, or note-taking, teams can get more work done without leaving Dropbox. Spend less time on the work about work—or the finding, uploading, and sending of content—and more time on getting important tasks done.

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Productivity tools save time and boost efficiency

Dropbox Paper

A productivity tool that lets everyone work together. Dropbox Paper lets you create, share, and keep your team in sync on due dates, with everyone working in the same files, in real time—all in one place.

File requests

Simplify how team members or outside collaborators submit work for review or send documents for signature. Collect files in a single folder from anyone, without granting access to its contents.


Connect project management tools, productivity software, and to-do list apps—like Trello, Zapier, and Salesforce—or communication tools and email apps like Slack, Gmail, and Outlook with Dropbox.

Smart productivity tools to make life easier for your team

Dropbox enables teams to streamline their productivity, with collaboration tools and fast file sharing—both within their team and sharing with external users. With our productivity app, teams can:

  • Streamline workflows when multiple team members are working together to produce and approve a final product—no more version control chaos!
  • Get full visibility into who’s working on what documents. Users can see version history and file activity, so you know when the work is getting done.
  • Boost work productivity with robust previews and comments. No more app confusion—preview files from within your Dropbox cloud storage. When it’s time to feedback, you can leave actionable and assignable comments in Dropbox documents—or give time-based comments on embedded audio and video files.
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Get work done anywhere, with productivity apps

Work happens everywhere—make sure you’re ready with the right productivity app. With the Dropbox mobile app for iPhone (iOS) or Android, you can access files, capture ideas, or take notes from your device. Whether you’re in the field or don’t have access to the web app, you can:

  • Scan documents to turn a napkin sketch or whiteboard brainstorm into an easy-to-find, shareable file with Dropbox doc scanner
  • Capture images with your mobile device, automatically back up images, and share them by sending a link—all from your app
  • Leave feedback on the go with comments and annotations, or create to-do lists, and build task lists in Dropbox Paper
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Secure productivity tools in the workplace

Dropbox productivity tools keep your work safe, so you won’t have to worry about content getting into the wrong hands. Teams have control over content with:

  • Assigned sharing roles that allow access to files and folders in Dropbox cloud storage to only those who need it, or set documents to view-only
  • Restricted downloads from shared links keeps work secure by not allowing downloads of files when access links are shared to larger teams
  • Password protection and expiration dates for shared links let you control who can access your files and folders, and for how long
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Frequently asked questions

Productivity tools allow users to easily create content used in the workplace, like documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Typically, productivity software includes apps for word processing, note taking, email, as well as creating and managing spreadsheets. Productivity apps with project management tools are important in the workplace because they can facilitate easy collaboration, communication, time management, and organization of content.

Dropbox can increase productivity in the workplace by bringing your files, your tools, and your people together in one convenient workspace. The new Dropbox desktop app can improve productivity in the workplace because everything you need to get your best work done is organized, easy to find, and easily shareable with both team members and external partners.

When so much of the work day is taken up repeating small steps of admin and file management, it quickly adds up. Productivity tools help to improve time management by removing some of the unnecessary steps and replacing them with smart workflows—like tagging collaborators in annotated feedback, rather than sending a long email.

With Dropbox, you can even use Paper as a time management tool by creating a task list, assigning team members to actions, and setting deadlines for completion. This way, everyone can follow project progress in a single, central document.

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Cloud storage

Keep all your files safe with powerful online cloud storage

App for scanning docs

Doc scanner app

Take the work out of paperwork with the doc scanner app

A to-do list created in Dropbox

Task management

Manage your to-do list more effectively with Dropbox Paper

Project plan template

Project plan template

Create your own project plan template with Dropbox Paper