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User Case: Use Office 365 Apps with Dropbox on Mac

“Hi, to make a long story short, I have access to a free MS 365 account. I’d like to be able to use Word online for Word docs in my Dropbox but can’t figure it out. Is this possible or is MS basically trying to force users to OneDrive? Thanks for your help!” – A Post from Reddit.com

Dropbox and Office 365 both make it easier for users to collaborate with others. And it is common to combine them together when users take advantage of both services together, which can improve work efficiency and enhance user experience. The point is how to connect Dropbox and Office 365 together. In this text, we will show you the detailed steps in the following part.

How to Make Dropbox Office 365 Integration on Dropbox

You can make integration on Dropbox with Office 365 tools easily. For example, you can use Word, Excel, and other Office tools on Dropbox. Now, you can follow the detailed steps below to create or edit Office files in Dropbox:

Step 1: Sign in to your Dropbox credentials on the web.

Step 2: Create a new file. If you want to create a Word document, hover to Document and select Word Document. Similarly, if you want to create a PowerPoint presentation, hover to Presentation and select PowerPoint Presentation. And for Excel, you can hover to Spreadsheet and select Excel.

Create Office
Create Office

How to Make Dropbox Office 365 Integration via Microsoft Integrations

On the other hand, if you want to connect Dropbox in your Office 365, then you can try the method below. But it is a third option, but it is only available to Business users on Office 365. If you’ve upgraded your account, you can try this method. Add-ins on Microsoft are simple automations. Now, you can refer to the following content:

Step 1: Head to the Add-Ins Screen.

Add-Ins
Add-Ins

Step 2: Find Dropbox Add-Ins in the next screen. You can use the top bar to search Dropbox-related add-ins.

Search Dropbox
Search Dropbox

Step 3: Then authorize the integration by following guidance showing on your screen and all should be set up within a few seconds. Then you can make your own settings.

Add User
Add User

However, we’ve noticed that there are some limitations on both methods above. When you make Office 365 connection on Dropbox, you are only able to create Word, Excel, etc. It’s hard to make connection between Office 365 and Dropbox such as data migration. When it comes to the second method, you have to join a membership.

How to Make Dropbox Office 365 Integration via MultCloud

To solve those problems, it’s more convenient to use a third-party tool called MultCloud, which can help users make connection between Dropbox and Office 365 such as OneDrive, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and so on. This service offers an integrated platform for users to manage them together.

MultCloud
MultCloud

In addition to cloud drives mentioned above, users can also manage other popular cloud drives, including Google Drive, Google Photos, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, Box, Box for Business, Flickr, MEGA, Amazon S3, NAS, FTP, and so on. By connecting those services in one place, users can upload, download, rename, share, delete, copy, and perform other features easily and directly.

Back to the topic of making Dropbox Office 365 integration, users can take advantage of MultCloud to ease the process. Now, refer to the following detailed opertions:

Step 1: Sign up an account on MultCloud by your email for free. Or, sign in directly with your Google or Facebook credentials.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2: Proceed to Add Cloud on the left sidebar. Then click on the Dropbox icon to add and grant MultCloud permission via pressing the Allow tab. Then, apply the same operations to add OneDrive and SharePoint.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

Now, you will see those cloud drives are displayed on the left navigation bar. When head to each cloud, you can manage data on it easily via MultCloud. And when you intend to go to another cloud, you will only need to perform just one click.

In this way, you can combine Dropbox and Office 365 together without any effort. When you want to manage them, you don’t need to sign in and out of frequently. Instead, you can go to them directly with only one click. In addition to the basic features, MultCloud also gives users a direct and easy way to migrate files from one cloud to another by using the Cloud Transfer feature.

Cloud Transfer
Cloud Transfer

And there are many benefits users can enjoy, such as offline transfer, which means files can be moved still even though the internet connection is not stable or disrupted. Meanwhile, automatic transfer is enabled, which is useful when users want to set up auto-transfer tasks.

Moreover, customized transfer tasks are also supported. That’s to say, users can choose to transfer the entire or partial files from one cloud to another. For example, users can transfer S3 bucket to another account easily and seamlessly.

Apart from that, MultCloud also allows users to sync and back up files between cloud services. There are 9 practical sync modes for users to choose from, including Mirror Sync, Cumulative Sync, Real-Time Sync, etc. As for the backup feature, users are allowed to back up files between cloud drives directly. After backing up, they can also restore files easily without costing a penny.

Sync Methods
Sync Methods

Final Words

That’s all about how to make Dropbox Office 365 integration. In a nutshell, when you want to combine Dropbox and Office 365, you can make it on the Dropbox web app or Add-Ins on Microsoft Office. When you find it is not feasible, you can turn to MultCloud, which not only helps you connect them together, but also allows you to migrate, sync, or back up data across them easily.

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