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Sharing files with editable links + include a name and avatar in this share.

Sharing files with editable links + include a name and avatar in this share.

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So far Dropbox does a great job keeping users' files in place in an organized matter, and easy to use apps across platforms. Collaboration is the key use for a cloud service like Dropbox, and to me as a Computer Science student this extremely helpful. But, there are still some features Dropbox is missing out. Here a just a few suggestions: 

1. When sharing an editable file link, the recipient should have the ability to edit the file without needing to create an account or sign in.

2. Withing this feature I would like to include recipient users should have the ability to set a Name and Avatar picture to identify themselves from others editing.

 

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Dropboxer

Hi @pablov, we appreciate this suggestion!

Currently, users would need to be signed into their Dropbox account to edit files, since this applies a form of security and controlling who has access to the file itself.

If you have an editable file link, without the need to sign in, then it would be easy to abuse the system, as well as anonymously, so you wouldn’t know who made changes.

Someone could easily edit a doc with a name and avatar, and then someone else could make more changes, but simply copy the name and avatar to make it look ‘official’.

By having users login as they do now, it makes them accountable for their edits, and makes it easy to remove them from the document if need be.

However, I do understand your train of thought, so I’ll keep this idea active for other users to voice their opinion!

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Dropboxer

We've updated the status of your idea to encourage others to share their support and interest in your suggestion!

Your idea will need a little more support before we can share it with the team.

Thanks!

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