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Tips for remote working with Dropbox

Tips for remote working with Dropbox

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At the moment, people and teams are adjusting to the realities of a distributed workforce at a whole new scale. We want to share some tips to help make the transition as seamless as possible and ensure you stay connected and keep work moving.


Get Syncing

The first step in preparing yourself for remote working is to store everything you need in the cloud. That way, you and your team can access all the materials needed to keep projects moving.


  • Sync files across all your devices and platforms. 
    To start, sign in to your Dropbox account on each device, then add your files and folders to the Dropbox folder on your computer, phone, or tablet. The latest version of all your files and folders will be synced automatically and available on all your devices, so you won’t need to email updated versions to your team. The green checkmark lets you know all your important files are completely synced. 
  • Get offline access on all your devices. 
    What happens if your WiFi or mobile signal drops and you can’t get online? No worries. Locally synchronized folders and files are available on the desktop app when you are offline. Once you get reconnected, Dropbox will automatically sync your folders and files with any changes you made. 
  • Upload photos and scan documents with the Dropbox mobile app
    With the Dropbox mobile app, you can scan documents and upload phots taken with your phone into the Dropbox folder of your choice. Dropbox Professional and Business users can even search for text within their scans, thanks to optical character recognition (OCR).
  • Save space on your hard drive. 
    With Dropbox, you can move files and folders to online-only, so you can work without worrying about filling up your hard drive. They’ll still be visible and accessible from your desktop, just a click away—open a file and it will automatically sync to your hard drive. distributed-smart-sync.gif



Want more tips on getting the most value from Dropbox when youre working from home? Check out How Dropbox can support distributed work.

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