Download the Dropbox desktop application

The Dropbox desktop application creates a folder on your computer that works just like any other folder, but with a few other great features:

  • Changes you make to files in the Dropbox folder automatically sync to dropbox.com and connected mobile devices.
  • Changes you make also sync to the Dropbox accounts of people you share files with.
  • The Dropbox desktop app gives you easy access to your Dropbox files, even when you’re offline.

Install the Dropbox app on your devices

  1. Download the desktop app on your computer.
  2. Get the free Dropbox mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
  3. Once installed, you’ll be prompted to either sign in or create a new account.
    • If you're connecting Dropbox Business accounts, be sure to sign in to this account on all your devices.
  4. Once Dropbox is installed on your computer, you’ll notice a new Dropbox folder on your hard drive.
    • Add files to your Dropbox folder and Dropbox will sync them with your account online. You can also access these files when you sign in to dropbox.com.
  5. Once you’ve installed the application and signed in on your mobile devices, your files will appear in the Dropbox folders there, too.
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