How can Dropbox help me collaborate with others?
Dropbox isn’t just for keeping your content organized. It makes collaborating easy, so you can stay focused on the work that really matters.
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Do more together
Unlock the power of Dropbox by working the way you want with the collaboration tools you need.
Keep everyone on the same page
Dropbox makes it easy for you to safely share and collaborate with others, helping you focus on the work that really matters to you.
Sharing is caring (and easy)
One of the first things you may want to do when you want to collaborate with others is share a folder.
It’s a great way to make sure everyone has access to what they need and help keep everyone in sync.
Select play to learn more about creating new shared folders.
Make your mark
One of the ways Dropbox makes working with others a breeze is with the Comments collaboration tool. Everyone with access to a file can leave a comment for everyone else to see within Dropbox. No need for back-and-forth emails, instant messages, or downloading software. Now you can keep everything in one place in Dropbox—right next to the content itself.
Comments can bring the right people in the conversation and keep it flowing smoothly. Anyone who can view a file can see its comments. Comments are listed chronologically, so you’re never in danger of missing a thing.
Who can see comments left on a document?
Anyone can see comments in a document as long as they’ve been given access. You’ll only receive a notification of a new comment if you’re the file owner, if you were @mentioned, or if you are following the document.
Do I have to have a Dropbox account to comment?
Yep! You’ll need to be signed in and have access to a file to comment on it.
Wait! What if I don’t want everyone to edit my content?
That’s an easy one. By setting view-only permissions for specific files or folders, you can keep people from editing your content, but still let them view it.
Try it out
Would you like some more practice on making the most of our collaborative tools? Then watch these tutorials and try it out yourself.
Let's get collaborating
Interested in using Dropbox’s tools to collaborate with others?
Create a new folder on dropbox.com.