How to manage third-party apps on Dropbox

You can connect third-party apps to both your individual and business Dropbox accounts. Apps range from enterprise tools for your business account to personal tools for your individual account.

How to connect a third-party app to your Dropbox account

To install a third-party app on Dropbox, you’ll need to follow the instructions provided by the third party. Dropbox does not provide instructions for installation of third-party apps.

What access will the third-party app have to my Dropbox account?

When you link an app to Dropbox, the app will request a specific level of access to your information:

  • Access to its own data: This means the app doesn’t appear in a folder in Dropbox, but it's part of your storage quota
  • Access to its own folder in Dropbox: This means the app can access everything in its folder, and know the path to that folder, but it can't access any other files or folders in Dropbox
  • Access to specific types of folders and files anywhere in your Dropbox: The means the app can access general groups of files, such as photos or documents, or specific kinds of files (see our developer guide to learn what specific file extensions are included)
  • Access to all folders and files in your Dropbox
  • Access to the email address associated with your account

How to disconnect a third-party app from your Dropbox account

If at any point you wish to disconnect an app from your account, you can do so in your account settings.

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click your avatar at the top of any page.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Connected apps.
  5. Scroll to the Linked apps section, click X next to the app you’d like to disconnect.

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