You might know many ways to send your Dropbox files to others, either by sharing the links online or by sending the files directly. But, if you are Gmail and Dropbox user and want to send Dropbox files from your Gmail like me, you can use Dropbox for the Gmail extension of Chrome. Yes, this extension works only with Chrome. Let us look into details of how to use it and many more details.
Dropbox for Gmail Extension for Google Chrome
Dropbox for Gmail is the official Chrome Extension from Dropbox. Now, it is straightforward to share files from Dropbox through Gmail. Just a click, select and send Dropbox files through Gmail.
First, you need to go ahead and install the Dropbox for Gmail extension from here in your Google Chrome browser. Next, head over to Gmail and click on the “Compose” button to create new mail.
Now, to attach files from your Dropbox account, click on the Dropbox icon next to the “Send” button.
If you are not logged in to Dropbox, it asks you to sign in. Once you sign in to it, you can select one or more files and click on the “Inset Link” button. You can even see the recently accessed files in the “Recent Files” section.
Now, you can see that file from your Dropbox has been added as a link in the mail. Hit “Send” to send the mail.
Even if the receiver does not have a Dropbox account, they can download the files to their hard drive. The receiver just needs to click on the shared link in the mail to download the file. If they have a Dropbox account, they can also add shared files to their Dropbox.
Before downloading the file, you can even see the preview of the file contents.
Thus, you can share videos, files, images, and everything from your Dropbox.
It is advantageous to use Dropbox for Gmail Chrome Extension to share Dropbox files through Gmail, as it allows you to share large files which cannot be sent using Gmail. Dropbox is one of the best and most used cloud services. This Chrome extension has made it easy to share files easily, even with non-Dropbox users. There is no way to stop you from sharing Dropbox files with anyone through Gmail.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful.
Is it safe to install an extension from outside Chrome Web Store?
If the source comes from a company or developer you can trust, you can install the extension safely. Many extensions are offered as paid by the companies as part of their service. However, if you are installing because someone sent you over email or downloaded from a third-party store, you need to give some thought.